[MARMAM] Job Opportunity-Senior Stranding Biologist at Mote Marine Laboratory

Gretchen Lovewell glovewell at mote.org
Mon Nov 11 12:38:54 PST 2019

Mote Marine Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations Program is hiring a 
Senior Biologist to be directly involved in the 24-hr response, 
recovery, and transport of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles.The 
duties include assisting with 24-hour stranding hotline coverage and 
coordinating the appropriate response (recovery, examination, data 
collection, tissue sampling, processing, and distribution of samples, 
and disposal of carcasses).Duties also include maintaining stranding 
databases, photo archives, and supervision of interns and volunteers.A 
major role for the position is the assistance in developing and/or 
leading research projects, including presenting scientific research at 
peer reviewed meetings and/or to publish scientific research in peer 
reviewed publications. This position is highly variable and consists of 
unpredictable hours.The senior biologist must be able to work both 
independently and as part of a larger team.Specific qualifications 
include: Masters’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with 5 years of 
experience responding to stranded marine mammals or sea turtles;  
knowledge of marine mammal and/or sea turtle conservation issues, 
especially relating human interactions; valid Florida Driver’s License 
or equivalent and dependable transportation for rapid response;ability 
to lift up to 75 lbs and drag 100 lbs;ability to swim;ability to walk 
long distances in the sand and/or marsh; ability to tolerate strong 
odors;  ability to drive a large vehicle in congested areas (often 
towing trailers); ability to work evening, weekend and holidays;capacity 
to tolerate extreme temperatures, sandy, buggy, and/or wet field 
conditions;ability to kayak, trailer and operate small boats, personal 
watercraft and ATV’s-including launching and retrieval.

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a 
cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for 
three references, before 5pm December 6, 2019 to HumanResources at mote.org 
<mailto:HumanResources at mote.org>.Alternatively, a single package of all 
requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: 
Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment 
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender 
identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other 
protected category.

Gretchen Lovewell
Program Manager
Stranding Investigations
Directorate of Marine Biology and Conservation
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
Office: 941-388-4441 ex 239
Cell: 941-374-3425
Pager: 941-988-0212
Fax: 941-388-4317

We are an independent, nonprofit, marine and estuarine
research and education facility.
Opinions expressed here are not MML policy unless so indicated.

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