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Thursday, August 13, 2009
Gulfport,Mississippi - Position Open: Research Scientist – Population Biologist/Ecologist
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General: The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS), a private, non-profit organization located in Gulfport, Mississippi, is seeking to immediately fill the position of Ecological Research Scientist.This position is part of a substantial interdisciplinary collaborative effort with other universities and scientists to study marine mammals both in the wild and in a controlled setting. This position will be for a period of two years with the possibility of continued employment depending on performance and funding availability.Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Responsibilities:Develop and conduct new research projects in wild dolphin population biology and ecology appropriate to the mission of IMMS; analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication; write grant proposals to secure additional funding for projects; coordinate and participate in research activities between IMMS and collaborating scientists, document research progress; write reports for submission to state and federal agencies.
Qualifications:Requires a Ph.D. in biology, marine biology, zoology, ecology, or marine science with experience in population dynamics and/or ecology, preferably with an emphasis on marine mammals. We seek a candidate with ability in publishing, report writing, designing and conducting research projects, and in securing funding.Boat handling experience and experience in dolphin research, husbandry, or training a plus.Eligible candidates should also be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
To apply, send C.V. or a detailed resume with three references to: