[MARMAM] Dauphin Island Sea Lab- Veterinarian/Post-Doctoral Researcher

Mackenzie Russell russell.kenzielee at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 15:29:09 PST 2020


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 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 lead live animal response and necropsy of
cetaceans and manatees, as well as write necropsy reports, make diagnostic
assessments, assist with training support staff in stranding and necropsy
techniques, and support 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 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 live stranded marine mammals. Applicant must be a team
player who communicates 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:
• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD) and hold a valid U.S.
veterinary license
• Experience conducting independent research in a relevant field
• Prior experience with veterinary care of stranded marine mammals
(cetaceans and manatees preferred)
• Obtain Alabama Veterinary and DEA licenses within 3 months of employment
• 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 become) a member of the International
Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine
• Experience writing peer-reviewed publications
• Experience with statistical methods
• Public speaking and teaching experience

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 March 20, 2020 and start date is negotiable, with
preferred start date at the end of April 2020.

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 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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