[MARMAM] Full-time Veterinarian/Post-doc position
nwingers at disl.org
Tue Oct 3 13:52:38 PDT 2017
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) seeks a full-time veterinarian and
research post-doc to join our dedicated team of staff, students,
researchers and volunteers as part of the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding
Network (ALMMSN). The candidate filling this 12-month, full-time
research-based position would be eligible to seek research assistant
faculty status or adjunct appointment at DISL and any of the 22 consortial
schools in the state of Alabama.
The successful candidate will assist with stranding response, lead live
animal response, lead necropsy sessions and oversee writing necropsy
reports, make diagnostic assessments, assist with training support staff in
stranding and necropsy techniques, and conduct independent research
projects related to pathology, diagnostic assessments, or other relevant
topics that lead to peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate
will co-mentor students and interns to assist with research. Teaching is
not mandatory, but the candidate may opt to develop and teach courses as
part of the DISL undergraduate summer or year-round graduate programs. The
candidate will be encouraged to attend relevant scientific and professional
meetings to share data and for career development.
The ideal candidate has flexibility and desire to respond to and consult on
strandings on short notice, often during non-business hours including
nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant should be able to conduct a
thorough physical examination (including blood draws and administration of
medications) and assess the status of a live stranded marine mammals.
Applicant must communicate well with volunteers, technicians, the public
and media. The candidate will work closely with the Stranding Coordinator
and Primary Investigator (Dr. R.H. Carmichael) and in collaboration with
the Southeast Region Stranding Network, state and local partners under NOAA
NMFS and USFWS.
*Requirements:* Applicant must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or
VMD); have prior experience in zoological medicine, including work with
marine mammals; hold a valid U.S. veterinary license; qualify for Alabama
Veterinary and DEA licenses; and have a clean driving record. Applicants
must be familiar with and able to comply with all policies, laws,
regulations, and guidelines applicable to marine mammals in the U.S and be
willing to gain specific knowledge needed to successfully accomplish
professional tasks in the southeast region and in the state of Alabama.
*Preferred Qualifications: *Applicant should be (or plan to be) a member of
the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine; additional
medical training in an Aquatic Animal Medicine Program such as Aquavet,
Seavet, or Marvet etc.; experience conducting independent research in a
relevant field, including peer-reviewed publications; experience with
statistical methods. Public speaking and teaching.
Training will be provided to further develop project management, research,
leadership and teaching skills, obtain stranding network certification, and
enhance ongoing career development. The position is salaried with full
benefits, with initial contract for 2 years with possibility of extension.
Application deadline is *November 5, 2017*, with a preferred start date in
To apply, please send a cover letter, including a research statement and
potential collaborators, CV and list of three references to
*vetpostdoc at disl.org
<vetpostdoc at disl.org> *If you have questions or would like further
information about the position, please contact *Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael *at
251-861-2141, x7555 or rcarmichael at disl.org.
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