[MARMAM] Postdoctoral Research Position

Emily Guarino emily at dolphins.org
Fri Sep 28 12:19:42 PDT 2018


Dolphin Research Center (DRC) invites applications for a postdoctoral
researcher to join our research group studying dolphin behavior, cognition,
and welfare. DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility, home
to a family of dolphins and sea lions, located in the Florida Keys.

The successful candidate should hold a PhD in comparative psychology,
zoology, animal behavior, animal welfare, or a related field. The specific
area of specialization is open to negotiation. This postdoctoral position
will be responsible for analyzing and publishing studies using existing
long-term data sets, and will also have the opportunity to design and
conduct novel observational research projects in their area of interest.
The topic of the long-term data will be discussed, but might include animal
personality, lateralization, husbandry, and/or social behaviors.

Our ideal candidate will have:

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   a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications
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   the ability to communicate scientific concepts and arguments clearly and
   compellingly, both orally and in writing
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   an excellent understanding of study design and statistics
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   the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team


The position is for one year initially, with a possibility of renewal
contingent on performance and mutual satisfaction.

Starting date is flexible between June - October, 2019.

To apply, please submit the following to research at dolphins.org, with the
subject line “Postdoc application”:

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   a cover letter describing your motivation, research interests,
   experience, and goals
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   your CV
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   pdfs of up to 2 of your key publications or submitted manuscripts
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   contact information for 2 academic references


Complete applications are due by December 1, 2018.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kelly Jaakkola at
kelly at dolphins.org.
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