Monday, October 08, 2018

JOB: Assistant Professor of Animal Studies (tenure-track)

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Job Posting: Assistant Professor of Animal Studies (tenure-track)

Assistant Professor of Animal Studies, tenure-track position, to start in September, 2019. Ph.D. in Animal Studies, Psychology, Biology, or related-field required. Teach seven courses per academic year, including Introduction to Animal Studies, Animal Behavior, Internship in Animal Studies, Senior Capstone, and an elective in area of specialty. To contribute courses to a newly developed program in Animal Studies. 
Participation in an interdisciplinary, values-oriented general education program is required, including a regular rotation in the two-semester first-year program. Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, has a tradition of innovative education and teaching/mentoring excellence. Submit a letter of application, vita, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references so that letters of recommendation can be requested, via https://eckerd.hirecentric.com/jobs/. Applications must be complete by November 1, 2018. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Lauren Highfill, highfile@eckerd.edu. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

Lauren Highfill, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33711

Friday, October 05, 2018

FELLOWSHIP: Alaska SeaLife Center fellowship

Alaska SeaLife Center Fellowship in Seward, AK
Remote Video Monitoring and Scat Collection Studies of Steller Sea Lions Fellow

Start date 1/2/19, end date 4/30/19

Position requirements: 75% of time per week will be spent in this department and 25% of time per week supporting the Interpretation department.

The fellow will assist with the day to day support of animal-related research activities involving Steller sea lions.  Applicants should exhibit a strong interest in field-based and animal-related research work and associated support.  Candidates with animal photo identification and behavioral study experience are preferred.  Familiarity with Excell, MS Access and video recording equipment are also preferred.   Applicants should possess the ability to lift and carry 50+ lbs over uneven terrain while working in freezing temperatures in a remote marine environment.  Under the guidance of Chiswell staff, the fellow will be trained and expected to perform the following duties: 
  • operate remotely controlled cameras from a desktop computer, 
  • assist with behavioral observations, video recording, data entry and management,
  • assist with field work including scat collection and remote monitoring equipment installation/maintenance, 
  • work in a laboratory sub-sampling, cleaning, and sifting scat samples, and 
  • be prompt with daily data collection, stay focused on the task at hand for extended periods of

INTERNS: Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Program Intern applications now open

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated  individuals for two internship programs, 1) Research and 2) Animal Care for January-June 2019

Research Intern project  responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data collection in the field from shore and occasionally on a small boat using radio telemetry equipment and making visual observations with spotting scopes. Interns will record daily re-sights, movement patterns and forage observations, and activity budget data on marked individual wild sea otters.

Animal care intern project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters, maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures, and computer data entry. Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otter in research projects.

Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.

All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution). College credit may be available. Please refer to your

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

INTERNS, FELLOWSHIP: Mystic Aquarium Intern & Fellowship Opportunities

Mystic Aquarium Research Internships
Gain hands-on experience in a dynamic environment with guidance from a mentor who is a member of our Research staff.
Our Research team conducts research in many aspects of marine animal health, husbandry, and ecology. This is accomplished through detailed analysis of behavior, specimens, data records and a combination of field, in-house, and laboratory-based research projects that focus on animal behavior, ecology, infectious disease, neuro-immunology, and physiology.
The internship program reflects our mission, "to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and conservation."  Internships are available for the fall, spring and summer.
Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly educational seminars, receive feedback from supervisors, and work on independent projects to enhance their knowledge and resumes.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring internships (Jan-May): September 30
Summer internships (May-Aug): January 31
Fall internships (Sept-Dec): May 31
Please see the Mystic Aquarium website for more information on the internship program and

INTERNS: Cetacean Welfare Research Internship

Title: Cetacean Welfare Research Intern at Brookfield Zoo

Position Description: This 4-month, part-time placement provides hands-on experience working with the Chicago Zoological Society's Animal Welfare Research Department at Brookfield Zoo. Intern will participate in the multi-institutional Cetacean Welfare Study and will work with the Animal Welfare Post-Doctoral Fellow on techniques necessary to conduct behavioral and physiological research within a zoological setting focused on specific aspects of animal welfare. Intern will have hands-on experience with all aspects of coding behavioral videos and processing biological samples.

Desirable qualifications: Applicants who have demonstrated experience with research in lab, field, or other setting. Coursework in research skills, biology, animal behavior, ecology, or related subjects.

Term of Appointment: 4 months (February 2019 –May 2019); approximately 24 hr./week.

Salary/funding: This is an unpaid position.

Application Deadline: September 30, 2018.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.czs.org/interns

Sunday, September 30, 2018



Concerns about Whales and Seals relative to the Passage of LNG Tankers and other Large Vessels into Passamaquoddy Bay 2006


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JOBS: Postdoctoral Research Position

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


Costa Balenae is currently looking for and accepting interns to join our pilot project on bottlenose dolphins in the Western Ligurian Sea, Imperia (Italy) from November to April.(DEADLINE 10th October, for November)

Programme: Interns are invited to assist the biologists of Costa Balenae in different activities of the research project on bottlenose dolphins:
  • Boat-based surveys (10-12 per month)
  • Photo-id matching/classwork
  • Data entry
  • Opportunistic surveys
  • land base surveys 
Period: from 1st November 2018 to 30th April.
Minimum required: 30 days
Number of interns per month: 2

This is a great opportunity to get involved in cetacean research, enjoy marine biodiversity while