Full Time Postdoctoral Research Associate (Ocean Health), Melbourne Beach, Florida
The HSWRI ocean health and marine vertebrate ecology programs are addressing potential impacts of environmental change and human development on marine and coastal wildlife along the eastern central Florida coast and Indian River Lagoon.
Species of interest include marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds and fish, with an eye toward understanding potential links between human health and the state of marine and coastal ecosystems.
We seek a veterinarian with an interest in wildlife ecology and ecosystem health and training or experience in epidemiology, disease ecology or related discipline. The successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of two HSWRI senior scientists, one of which is an aquatic animal veterinarian. The position will involve interdisciplinary research in wildlife ecology and epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases, including the evaluation of multi-decadal and multi-disciplinary databases on the ecology and health of marine and coastal animal populations along the eastern central Florida coast and Indian River Lagoon. Production of at least one collaborative manuscript suitable for peer-reviewed publication, related to work done at HSWRI, and presentation of findings in an HSWRI seminar are expected. Limited clinical oversight of experimental animals (fish) is expected, and the candidate will become a member of the HSWRI Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.
Benefits: Appointments are initially for one year; one-year extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Salary Range: $32-42k and comprehensive benefits package.
- Demonstrated research experience is required.
- A demonstrated track record in publication of research results will be viewed favorably.
- The ability to work cooperatively is required.
- Excellent written and spoken English and communication skills are required.
- Interaction with the public; some work on holidays, weekends and after business hours.
- Degree Required: Must have a DVM or equivalent degree.
- An MS or PhD inepidemiology, disease ecology or related discipline is desired.
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Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity and anequal opportunity employer with offices in California and Florida.