[MARMAM] Post-doc opportunity at Dolphin Research Center

Kelly Jaakkola kelly at dolphins.org
Tue Feb 20 06:46:59 PST 2024

Dear MARMAM community,

Dolphin Research Center (DRC) invites applications for a postdoctoral 
researcher to join our research group studying dolphin cognition, 
behavior, 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, or a related field. The specific area of 
specialization is open to negotiation. This postdoctoral position will 
be responsible for coding, analyzing, and publishing studies using 
existing data sets, and will also have the opportunity to 
collaboratively design and conduct novel research projects in their area 
of interest.

Our ideal candidate will have:


    a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications


    the ability to communicate scientific concepts and arguments clearly
    and compellingly, both orally and in writing


    an excellent understanding of study design and statistics


    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 

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


    a cover letter describing your motivation, research interests,
    experience, and goals


    your CV


    pdfs of up to 2 of your key publications or submitted manuscripts


    contact information for 2 academic references

Complete applications are due by May 1, 2024.

For further information, please contact Dr. Kelly Jaakkola at 
kelly at dolphins.org <mailto:kelly at dolphins.org>.

Best wishes,

/Kelly Jaakkola, PhD
Director of Research
Dolphin Research Center
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