[MARMAM] International Veterinary In-Residence program, The Marine Mammal Center

Claire Simeone simeonec at TMMC.org
Thu Oct 29 11:14:00 PDT 2015


The Marine Mammal Center International Veterinary In-Residence (IVIR) training program provides marine mammal veterinarians across the globe an opportunity to gain experience in marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation. It is expected that successful applicants will return to their pre-existing programs prepared to implement training programs of their own.

This position requires a DVM degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to veterinarians that are currently employed with a marine mammal rehabilitation program or non-profit equivalent. This is an unpaid position. Airfare to San Francisco, California, as well as shared housing at the TMMC Guest House located within the Marin Headlands, will be provided as part of the program. The house is shared during the busy season with other students, researchers, externs and the veterinary intern. This position is available during the busy season for three months at a time, between March and September. The applicant is responsible for completing all required visa paperwork, and is required to have an international driver’s license. Strong written and spoken English is a requirement.

The Marine Mammal Center veterinary staff includes full and part time veterinarians, three veterinary technicians, a medical technologist and research staff. Goals of the program include assisting the veterinary medical staff in providing medical management of a large number of stranded marine mammals (mostly pinnipeds); performing post mortem examinations, sample collection for various research projects, and record keeping. Collaborative research is highly valued at TMMC, and development of a research project, either clinical or using retrospective necropsy data, is highly encouraged.

If qualified, applicants should submit the following materials:

1.     A current curriculum vitae, limited to 4 pages.

2.     Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic and/or clinical performance.

3.     Written responses to the following questions:

a)    Why do you want to be our next Veterinarian In-Residence?

b)    Please describe in detail the experience you have as a clinician (any species).

c)    Please describe in detail your experience working with marine mammals. Describe experience with both live and dead marine mammals, in the wild and/or in managed care.

d)    Please describe in detail any research experience you have.

e)    Share an example of a time when you needed to work well in a group, as well as work independently.

f)     How do you hope the IVIR program will help you to achieve your future goals? What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?

Please submit your application via E-mail if possible:

To: vetsciadmin at tmmc.org<mailto:vetsciadmin at tmmc.org>
Subject: 2015 International Veterinary In-Residence Program

Attention: Dr. Claire Simeone
Conservation Medicine Veterinarian, The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965 USA

Applications are due by Friday, December 4th, 2015. A selection will be made in the beginning of January 2016.
Learn more about TMMC: www.marinemammalcenter.org<http://www.marinemammalcenter.org>
Learn about the IVIR program and past residents: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/science/ivir/
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