Wednesday, August 08, 2018

TECHNICIAN: Seeking Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Technician ASAP

AIS Inc. is in search of a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) Technician for a project mobilizing in the Northeastern US on or around August 1, 2018. Please follow this link for more information and to apply. http://aisobservers.com/employment/


Kathryn Roy
Protected Species Program Manager
A.I.S. Inc.
Marion, MA

Monday, August 06, 2018

INTERNS: Internship A Seal (Holland), autumn / winter

A Seal, a rescue center for Harbour- and Grey seals in Stellendam, Holland is accepting applications for internship and volunteer positions during autumn and winter (from the 15th of September 2018 till the 1st of March 2019).
A Seal is a nonprofit organization that aims to  be a  centre of expertise for marine mammals with a focus on rehabilitation of the Harbour seal (Phoca vitulina) and the Grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) which are the most common marine mammals of the dutch part of the North Sea.

A Seal's Internship Program is structured and designed to
provide students in animal care and veterinary assistance(undergraduate degree and  intermediate vocational degree) with hands-on experience in the field of

Saturday, August 04, 2018

ASSISTANTSHIP: MS Position: Marine Mammal Ecology (University of Maine)

An MS research assistantship is available through the School of Marine Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture at the University of Maine, Orono to partially support a graduate student involved in research to understand the role of pinnipeds in the Penobscot River Estuary.  This research to assess predator risk to diadromous fish conservation represents a new collaboration between the University of Maine, NOAA, and the Maine Department of Natural Resources.  The position will involve analysis of existing data sources to assess potential and realized seal predation events on river fish, including endangered sturgeon and salmon, as well as field work to assess the utility of photo-identification techniques in identifying individual gray and harbor seals that use the river habitat.

Beyond the School of Marine Sciences, students in our lab also have the opportunity to be engaged with interdisciplinary scholarship as part a new One Health & the Environment Initiative and the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions at the University of Maine.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, marine science, environmental studies or a related field. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate aptitude in quantitative data analysis and scientific writing. Prior experience with marine mammal photo-ID, particularly of pinnipeds, will be beneficial. Individuals that are passionate, responsible, hardworking, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply. The accepted student will be required to complete motorboat operator training.

How to Apply: Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to email a cover letter, CV, and unofficial transcripts to Kristina Cammen (kristina.cammen@maine.edu).  All applications received before August 31, 2018 will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until the position is filled.

Expected Start Date: January 2019

Kristina Cammen
Assistant Professor of Marine Mammal Science
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469


Friday, August 03, 2018

INTERNS: IMMS Animal Training Internship (Winter)

IMMS Animal Training Internship
Winter: Nov 2018-Feb 2019
Deadline: September 1st, 2018

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies ("IMMS") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in 1984 for the purposes of public education, conservation, and research on marine mammals in the wild and under human care. Located in Gulfport, Mississippi, IMMS has been an active participant of the National Stranding Network since its inception. IMMS is the premier stranding organization in the Mississippi-Louisiana-Alabama region of the Gulf Coast with the

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

INTERNS: FWC Marine Mammal Internship in Port Charlotte, FL

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Mammals section at the Charlotte Harbor Field Lab in Port Charlotte, FL is still accepting applications for fall interns. We have one more spot to fill.

The Southwest Field Lab is offering one internship to a driven, self-motivated individual for the Fall 2018 season. The expected start date for the fall internship is late August-early September, however, start dates will be flexible.  Working hours are typically four to five days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some additional night and weekend hours may be required. The position is located in Port Charlotte on the west coast of Florida, just north of Fort Myers. The intern's duties would include assisting with manatee and cetacean carcass salvage, necropsies, research projects (temperature monitoring, Photo ID, etc.), public outreach, and occasional rescues. The intern will also assist with

INTERNS: FWC Manatee Internships

The Southeast manatee field station is currently seeking two candidates for the Winter 2019 internship!  Application deadline is Sunday, August 26th.

Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida.

The Southeast Field lab is offering two internships: both 6 month terms for the winter 2019 session. The expected start date for the Winter 2019 internship will be around January 2nd, 2019. Start and end dates will be flexible. Working hours are typically five days a week, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some nights and weekends required. The position is located in Tequesta (east coast of Florida, just north of Palm Beach). The intern's duties include assisting with manatee rescue, carcass salvage, and research in South Florida. Interns will assist with manatee and cetacean field necropsies, temperature monitoring research, and conduct manatee photo ID. Interns will also complete mortality and rescue reports and assist with other office and


BACKGROUND: The Marine Environment Research Association - AIMM, is a non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on the research and conservation of marine species, running an ongoing study of cetaceans in southern Portugal (Algarve). This project aims to obtain baseline information on species occurrence, behavior, and social structure of the local cetacean populations in order to obtain scientific data to support conservation measures and inform marine management policies.
The main species observed are Short-beaked common dolphins (Delphinus delphis), Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus), and Harbour porpoises (Phocoena phocoena), although other species such as Minke whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) and Fin whales (Balaenoptera physalus) can also be sighted.
AIMM Interns are young, hard-working individuals who are willing to contribute to the association and support on-going activities, while experiencing fieldwork at sea, learning data collection and processing methodologies, and being a part of AIMM's team of researchers and marine biologists for a period of time. All

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

JOB: Molecular Genetics Technician

Senior Research Associate I—Marine Mammal Genetics Laboratory Technician  
The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami invites applicants for a Research Associate position in Marine Biology and Fisheries.

 We seek a research associate to join our group and work as a laboratory technician in the Marine Mammal Molecular Genetics laboratory.  The incumbent's primary focus will be collecting and analyzing DNA sequence and microsatellite data from a variety of marine mammal populations and species.

Candidates for this position should have (1) a Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biology or related field (2) demonstrated experience with molecular biological techniques, particularly DNA extractions and DNA sequencing or microsatellite genotyping methodologies, (3) experience with analyses of population structure and diversity from genetic data, (4) the ability and desire to work as part of a collaborative team, (5) excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills, good organizational skills and the ability to plan daily duties, (6) some experience working with an automated DNA sequencer and with lab management and/or mentoring undergraduates in the lab is desirable but not required.

The position will be located at the NOAA Fisheries Southeast Fisheries Science Center Protected Resources and Biodiversity Division located in Lafayette, LA.  
Apply on line at: www.miami.edu/careers.  Job#  P100040277
Curriculum Vitae and the contact information for 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required. 

 Direct questions to
Cassandra R. Wiggins
Director Human Resources and Faculty Affairs
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
(305) 421-4000

Monday, July 23, 2018

JOBS: Endangered Species Observers Needed - IMMEDIATE OPENINGS


REMSA Inc's Coastal & Marine Division is seeking skilled and experienced Endangered Species Observers to monitor sea turtles, marine mammals, sturgeons, and birds during dredging and other marine construction projects on various waterways along the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico in the United States.. Observers need to be available to travel on short notice, be able to live aboard an off-shore vessel for periods of time (3-4 weeks). Must be able to work independently and follow technical instructions as required.

*Sufficient marine mammal and sea turtle experience is mandatory, and the ability to work in various job locations throughout the U.S. is a plus.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Saturday, July 21, 2018

STUDENTSHIP: PhD Opportunity

Please see below details of a funded PhD based at the University of Abertay, Scotland and in collaboration with the Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St Andrews.

Application closing date: 23rd July.

Seals as sentinels of antimicrobial resistance
Abertay University, through its R-LINCS scheme, offers a fully funded PhD studentship. This encompasses an RCUK-equivalent stipend, registration fees and support equipment and travel funds. The project involves processing and analysis of samples from seals to determine their antimicrobial resistance gene (AMRG) content. Tracking data from the same animals will then be used to generate a spatial model to help understand potential AMRG reservoirs and routes of dissemination in these marine mammals. The prospective student will benefit from supervision under