[MARMAM] Job opening: Stranding biologist, Mote Marine Lab

Gretchen Lovewell glovewell at mote.org
Fri Aug 19 10:44:12 PDT 2022


Mote Marine Laboratory’s Stranding Investigations Program is hiring a 
salaried stranding biologist to be directly involved in the 24-hr 
response, recovery, and transport of stranded marine mammals and sea 
turtles. Stranding response/necropsy duties will include 24-hour 
stranding hotline coverage and coordinating the appropriate response 
(rescue/recovery, examination, data collection, necropsy, tissue 
sampling processing, distribution of samples, and disposal of 
carcasses).Laboratory duties will include some combination of the 
following: maintaining stranding databases, photo archives, supplies 
inventory, equipment maintenance.The biologist will coordinate and 
supervise interns and/or volunteers.This position is highly variable and 
consists of unpredictable hours. Longer hours and/or additional days 
will be required depending on stranding trends and/or to complete 
specific tasks.High-priority strandings will require adjusted days off, 
longer days, and/or real-time travel (e.g. live or fresh-dead cetaceans, 
recovery/necropsy of known dolphins, large whale or mass stranding 
events, unusual mortality events, cold-stun events, HABs).The biologist 
must be able to work both independently and as part of a larger 
team.Specific qualifications include a Master’s degree or a bachelor’s 
degree with five years’ experience responding to stranded marine mammals 
or sea turtles, knowledge of marine mammal and/or sea turtle 
conservation issues, a valid Florida Driver’s License or equivalent and 
dependable transportation for rapid response.The successful applicant 
must be capable of the following: lifting up to 75 pounds, dragging 100 
pounds, swimming in a variety of conditions, walking long distances in 
the sand and/or marsh, driving large vehicles in congested areas (often 
towing trailers), launching, retrieving, and operating small 
vessels/kayak/SUP’s, tolerating strong odors, extreme temperatures, 
sandy, buggy, and/or wet field conditions, and working weekends, and 
holidays.

Interested applicants should apply on line by choosing “2022 Stranding 
Biologist”  at https://mote.smapply.org/prog/job_applicants or mail a 
single package including cover letter, resume or c.v. and the contact 
information for three references to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human 
Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236 before 5pm 
September 9, 2022.

-- 
Gretchen Lovewell
Program Manager
Stranding Investigations
Directorate of Marine Biology and Conservation
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy
Sarasota, FL 34236
NEW STRANDING HOTLINE:888-345-2335
Office: 941-388-4441 ex 239
Cell: 941-374-3425
Pronouns: she, her, hers
We are an independent, nonprofit, marine and estuarine
research and education facility.
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