Marine mammal vet job.

From: “Dr. David Scarfe”
Date: 23 October 2014 6:14:12 AWST
Subject: AquaVetMed e-News: Aquatic Veterinary Research Professor Position (FAU/HBOI, Ft. Pierce, FL USA)

October 22, 2015
Position Available – Assistant/Associate/Full Research Professor & Veterinary Scientist (DVM/PhD or DVM/MS)

Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) located in Ft. Pierce, FL, seeks a highly motivated, qualified veterinary scientist with research experience related to aquatic animal health. This scientist will be appointed at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Professor level, dependent upon qualifications. The scientist will be expected to develop a strong research program that integrates with existing research and new research opportunities at Harbor Branch and FAU colleges and campuses.

The scientist will work with internal and external collaborators while participating in clinical programs including: health assessments and stranding responses; rehabilitation activities; and environmental studies. The successful candidate will be expected to obtain external funding to successfully maintain and grow the program, and will participate in educational activities through training MS and PhD students and leading educational programs in aquatic animal health. The appointed veterinarian will also serve as an IACUC member bringing expertise on marine mammal and other marine species research to the committee and act as the Clinical Veterinarian responsible for overseeing IACUC protocols and associated activities at HBOI while working closely with the FAU Attending Veterinarian and FAU’s Division of Research.

· Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) from an AVMA accredited program
· Additional graduate training to the M.S. or Ph.D. level, preferably in an area related to aquatic animal health such as pathology, microbiology and immunology, environmental medicine, toxicology, and/or environmental science
· Evidence of research productivity consistent with rank
· Must be licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the state of Florida or ability to acquire

· Training and experience in marine mammal research
· Evidence of strong program management skills consistent with rank
· Training and experience in any of the following areas: infectious diseases, pathology, immunology, toxicology, wildlife medicine, conservation medicine, environmental health or medicine, or related fields
· Clinical experience with marine mammals and other aquatic species desired
· Experience with supervision of graduate students desired

To Apply:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources’ job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents. Please apply for position #980505. The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. In addition to completing the online application, please upload the following: cover letter, CV, copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format, a statement of research experience and philosophy, and contact information for three references including email addresses. Degrees from outside the United States must be validated by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Service (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts). The evaluation should be scanned and electronically attached to one’s application as with other US-based transcripts.

Prior to appointment, the candidate must submit official, sealed transcripts from all institutions where graduate coursework was attempted, whether or not a degree was obtained, as well as original NACES evaluation, if applicable. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to you as the student. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

HBOI faculty and staff lead robust programs in estuarine, coastal and deep-sea research that include marine mammal research and conservation, population biology and behavioral ecology, marine ecosystem health, ocean exploration, aquaculture and stock enhancement, marine biomedical and biotechnology research, ocean engineering and technology, and ocean dynamics and modeling. Please see for more information.

For further information contact:
Peter McCarthy, PhD, Search Committee Chair
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Florida Atlantic University
5600 US 1, North Fort Pierce, FL 34946

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