MOTE MARINE LABORATORY
CENTER FOR MARINE MAMMAL AND SEA TURTLE RESEARCH
STRANDING INVESTIGATIONS PROGRAM
-An M.Sc./Ph.D. or equivalent degree in natural science or other field relevant to marine science (e.g., D.Sc., D.V.M., D.Eng., and M.D).
-Expertise in marine mammal and/or sea turtle biology is required; preferred scientific disciplines include life history (age determination and/orreproductive biology), natural history (e.g., feeding ecology), pathology, functional anatomy, or physiology.
-At least five-years experience with strandings and necropsies of either group of animals is desired.
-Applicants must demonstrate the ability to produce peer-reviewed scientific publications and to acquire extramural funding.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-The successful candidate will (a) conceive of sound basic and applied research questions, and (b) design and execute all phases of research including proposal preparation, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
-The candidate is expected to produce significant peer-reviewed professional publications (at least two each year); participate in professional organizations and meetings; and interact with other scientists and research programs at MML and elsewhere.
-He/she will seek grants, contracts, and other extramural funds in support of his/her salary and the research and staff expenses for the program, including indirect costs, with the expectation of securing full funding for the program within two years.
-The candidate must have a working knowledge of funding sources and programs, and a record of successful proposals.
-Demonstrated experience in managing other research personnel is expected, including interviewing and hiring; training of staff for work-place safety,quality assurance, and other institutional policies and programs; technical training of staff; daily supervision; delegation of field or laboratory duties; evaluation of staff performance; and resolution of personnel problems. -The successful candidate may also be responsible for overseeing work of visiting scientists, postdoctoral scientists, student interns, or volunteers.
-Partial coverage of a 24/7 stranding pager is expected.
-The successful candidate will oversee a recently refurbished necropsy laboratory, and the maintenance of response equipment (4x4 truck, two personal watercrafts and one all-terrain vehicle).
-An extensive marine mammal osteological collection, a wide range of archived tissues and a multi-decadal database are also available.
-Applicants should have excellent communication skills and have working knowledge of computer databases.
-Familiarity with Access and GIS is encouraged.
-The position involves physical activity such as lifting and moving heavy animals under challenging environmental conditions.
-Boating experience and the ability to swim are required.
-U.S. citizenship or foreigncitizen?s U.S. work permit appropriate for the work is required.
-All employees must comply with the requirements outlined in the MML Employee Policy Manual.
Salary: $45,000-$55,000/yr, with full fringe benefits
The Search Committee will accept applications up to mid November 2008, or until the position is filled. MML would like to have the successful applicant start work as soon as possible. Applications should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae and three letters of reference. Please submit application materials to
Dr. N?lio Barros: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Mote Marine Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer.