The South Carolina Aquarium is hiring for an Associate Veterinarian. The Associate Veterinarian will assist the Chief Veterinarian with the medical care of the living collection, with special emphasis on fishes, small mammals, birds, reptiles and the rehabilitation of patients in the Sea Turtle Care Center.

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In 2014, The Marine Mammal Center opened Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) a hospital and education center dedicated to caring for injured, ill, and orphaned Hawaiian monk seals and returning them to the wild and to be a place where children and the community learn to care for this beautiful marine mammal. The goal of Ke Kai Ola is to promote Hawaiian monk seal recovery through 1) a science-based rehabilitation program; 2) a highly trained and well-managed volunteer stranding response network; and 3) coordinated community efforts and partnerships to inspire the local community to protect, care for, and ensure the future of this endangered species.

The Hospital Director of Ke Kai Ola works as an integrated member of the Kailua Kona community and the broader conservation and education communities in Hawaii, and across departments at The Marine Mammal Center to ensure that Ke Kai Ola is tightly integrated into the Center’s planning and operations by closely liaising with directors and staff of the Veterinary Science, Life Support System and Facilities, Education and Guest Experience, Development and Marketing, Finance, and People and Culture departments. The hospital director is responsible for the strategy, structure, budgets, people, financial outcomes and agreed metrics of Ke Kai Ola. S/he administers and manages the veterinary care of Hawaiian monk seal patients, manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital and works to ensure the growth and sustainability of the program. The person in this role works quite closely with colleagues at NOAA Fisheries and directly manages a team of two staff and many volunteers. This position reports to the Executive Director, is a part of the Management Team, and works between Kona, HI and Sausalito, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

Community Engagement

  • Invest in building relationships, fostering community, representing The Marine Mammal Center and Ke Kai Ola to Hawaiian partners, colleagues, and supporters, and listening and learning to members of those same groups to encourage the continued positive embrace of the community and to identify pathways towards further strengthening rich and mutually beneficial relationships. 


  • Serve as a member of Management Team, the Marine Mammal Center’s leadership body, and work alongside department directors to set strategy and guide the organization in the achievement of its mission.
  • Develop an annual budget and manage revenue and expenses in compliance with Center policies and procedures and in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer.  
  • Liaise with department leads to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals. 
  • Manage direct reports including partnering with the Human Resource function to support individuals through their employee life cycle. Responsibilities include setting goals and ensuring accountability, providing timely and routine feedback, counseling, and managing employment transitions.
  • Support education program staff and integrate into Ke Kai Ola workforce community. Coordinate with TMMC-based supervisor to ensure close communication, guidance and support. 
  • Lead, supervise and support a dynamic and growing facility and animal care volunteer corps, in coordination with the Director of People and Culture and the Volunteer Services Manager. 

Veterinary Care 

  • Manage veterinary care and provide a lead role in direct veterinary support for Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at Ke Kai Ola.
  • Implement communication strategies that engage external partners (NOAA Fisheries, chief among them) on matters of short- and long-term consequence (including individual patient treatment and diagnostic plans, policies and procedures as they relate to patient care, coordination of patient transportation, etc.) 
  • Direct the management of the hospital to ensure facility operation, equipment and supply readiness, and adequate staffing. 
  • Ensure compliance with all required permitting and record-keeping. 


  • Lead and coordinate communication amongst Ke Kai Ola sta, f and volunteers. 
  • Liaise with Center staff outside of Hawaii to ensure that Ke Kai Ola community is integrally connected with other TMMC staff and volunteers via multiple communication vehicles.
  • Foster and develop community engagement and awareness in Kona and the broader Main Hawaiian Islands. 
  • Chair the Ke Kai Ola advisory council.
  • Represent TMMC and Ke Kai Ola on the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team. 
  • Collaborate with Media team and Education team to promote communication of Ke Kai Ola clinical care, science, and research.
  • Represent TMMC and its mission before a spectrum of audiences; press, professional associations, donors, staff, volunteers, the public.


  • Partner with development colleagues to support and lead efforts to raise revenue through major donor cultivation, donor events, and pursuit of foundation, public (federal, state, and local) and corporate funding opportunities.
  • Prospect Development:  Work with community members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for TMMC. Update donor records in TMMC database.    
  • Relationship Development: Develop ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of TMMC.  Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual and institutional fundraising, as outlined below:
    • Individuals:  Cultivate relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach. 
    • Organizations: Cultivate, solicit and steward support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals within the Region
  • Partner with TMMC research staff and external colleagues to maximize funding opportunities dedicated to Hawaiian monk seal research.  


  • Encourage and support internal and external collaborations to advance clinical science in support of Hawaiian monk seal conservation. 
  • Collaborate and/or lead studies and secure funding for research that furthers the TMMC mission; analyze data and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Additional TMMC Responsibilities

  • As assigned (but may include limited contract work, or other marine mammal conservation projects.  

Knowledge + Abilities

  • The successful applicant must be well-versed in fundamental and applied clinical veterinary medicine in marine mammal species, and possess an in-depth knowledge of current conservation strategies as they relate to the Hawaiian Monk Seal.
  • Experience with phocid medicine and rehabilitation required.  
  • Experience and familiarity with global marine conservation issues and skill in managing cross-functional, inter-agency, domestic and international programs required. 
  • A strong aptitude and disposition for teaching and training required.
  • Very strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission of TMMC.
  • An appreciation for Hawaiian culture and a passion and humility for learning from local leaders and colleagues to best integrate people and programs into Hawaii communities. 
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties.
  • Strong management experience. 
  • Ability to represent and promote TMMC on both a local and global scale.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team through shared mission and goals.
  • Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment with shifting priorities.
  • Ability to excite and engage prospective supporters of the organization through public speaking, one-on-one meetings, and personal outreach.
  • Track record of success in the solicitation of funds from a diverse range of philanthropic support, or capacity to develop same.


  1. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, with additional post-graduate degree or experience in fields preferred.
  2. Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in California and Hawaii, and possession of a DEA license.
  3. Effective oral and written communication skills and ability and experience communicating in varied settings in front of diverse audiences. 
  4. Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers and team members
  5. A proven track record for publishing in well-respected scientific journals.
  6. Ability to travel, nationally and internationally, for long periods.
  7. Committed to spend as much as 60 – 70% of the time in Kona and 30 – 40% of the time in Sausalito. (This ratio to shift based on program needs and other factors.) 
  8. Comfort with various modes of travel including small watercraft, small planes.
  9. Comfort working in field conditions and extreme environments.
  10. Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.

TO APPLY:  Please send your Resume and a Cover Letter to


The Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) seeks a full-time veterinarian and research post-doc to join our dedicated team of staff, students, researchers and volunteers as part of the Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN). The candidate filling this 12-month, full-time research-based position would be eligible to seek research assistant faculty status or adjunct appointment at DISL and any of the 22 consortial schools in the state of Alabama.

The successful candidate will assist with stranding response, lead live animal response, lead necropsy sessions and oversee writing necropsy reports, make diagnostic assessments, assist with training support staff in stranding and necropsy techniques, and conduct independent research projects related to pathology, diagnostic assessments, or other relevant topics that lead to peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will co-mentor students and interns to assist with research. Teaching is not mandatory, but the candidate may opt to develop and teach courses as part of the DISL undergraduate summer or year-round graduate programs. The candidate will be encouraged to attend relevant scientific and professional meetings to share data and for career development. 

The ideal candidate has flexibility and desire to respond to and consult on strandings on short notice, often during non-business hours including nights, weekends and holidays. Applicant should be able to conduct a thorough physical examination (including blood draws and administration of medications) and assess the status of a live stranded marine mammals. Applicant must communicate well with volunteers, technicians, the public and media. The candidate will work closely with the Stranding Coordinator and Primary Investigator (Dr. R.H. Carmichael) and in collaboration with the Southeast Region Stranding Network, state and local partners under NOAA NMFS and USFWS.

Requirements: Applicant must be a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or VMD); have prior experience in zoological medicine, including work with marine mammals; hold a valid U.S. veterinary license; qualify for Alabama Veterinary and DEA licenses; and have a clean driving record. Applicants must be familiar with and able to comply with all policies, laws, regulations, and guidelines applicable to marine mammals in the U.S and be willing to gain specific knowledge needed to successfully accomplish professional tasks in the southeast region and in the state of Alabama. 

Preferred Qualifications: Applicant should be (or plan to be) a member of the International Association of Aquatic Animal Medicine; additional medical training in an Aquatic Animal Medicine Program such as Aquavet, Seavet, or Marvet etc.; experience conducting independent research in a relevant field, including peer-reviewed publications; experience with statistical methods. Public speaking and teaching. 

Training will be provided to further develop project management, research, leadership and teaching skills, obtain stranding network certification, and enhance ongoing career development. The position is salaried with full benefits, with initial contract for 2 years with possibility of extension. Application deadline is November 5, 2017, with a preferred start date in early 2018. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, including a research statement and potential collaborators, CV and list of three references to If you have questions or would like further information about the position, please contact Dr. Ruth H. Carmichael at 251-861-2141, x7555 or


The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites exceptional candidates to apply to one or more of our full-time exempt tenure track positions on our scientific staff.  We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.  The successful candidate will complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. Scientific staff members are expected to develop independent, externally-funded, and internationally-recognized research programs. They also have the option of advising graduate students and teaching courses through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering

Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaborations with colleagues in the other science departments, centers, and labs as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community.  WHOI’s Scientific Staff is expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts.  The Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available, as well as significant internal funding opportunities for developing innovative research projects. Candidates hired at the junior level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed.  

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with staff and students numbering approximately 1,000.  Its mission is to advance our understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society.  The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.  An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from the international community.  
WHOI supports a diverse and inclusive workforce, and we encourage females, minorities, veterans and those with disabilities to apply.  WHOI offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical and dental plans, child care subsidy, an employer contribution retirement plan, vacation time, flexible scheduling, and family illness days.  WHOI also provides Dual Career services for which we are committed to providing assistance to your spouse or partner should they be impacted by your career decision.  We have a dedicated team who will work with applicants to identify and explore available options within WHOI or the community.


Please visit and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: A cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV), three page research statement, names of four references and copies of up to three relevant publications. 

The package should also be sent separately to the chair of Biology Department at with the subject line “Biology Scientist Application”.  Review of applications will begin on 12/01/2017.

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email for assistance.


Relief Veterinarian - Aquatic Animal Medicine, Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.

The Department of Animal Care at Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, is looking for a relief veterinarian to cover maternity leave from February 15, 2018 – June 15, 2018.  Three to five years of experience practicing aquatic animal medicine and experience with marine mammals is preferred. The veterinary team consists of the Vice President of Biological Programs, Chief Clinical Veterinarian (will be on leave), Associate Veterinarian, Veterinary Intern, Veterinary Technician, and Laboratory Manager. The relief veterinarian will work 5 days a week and alternate on-call duties with the Associate Veterinarian and Veterinary Intern.
The relief veterinarian will provide health care services and play a key role in the diagnosis and treatment of medical cases from the Aquarium's extensive collection of invertebrates, fresh and saltwater fishes, reptiles, amphibians, penguins, seals, sea lions, and beluga whales. In addition, the relief veterinarian will participate in our rescue, rehabilitation, and release program for stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. The relief veterinarian may be asked to assist husbandry staff in animal management related to nutritional, environmental, and exhibit needs of animals.  The relief veterinarian will share responsibility for mentoring the Veterinary Externs on rotation at the aquarium, as well as the Veterinary Intern.

Applicants should submit the following material to:

Allison Tuttle, DVM, Dipl. ACZM
Vice President, Biological Programs
Mystic Aquarium, a division of Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
55 Coogan Blvd.
Mystic, CT 06355

1) Cover letter.
2) Current curriculum vitae.

A general orientation to our facility and programs can be obtained by viewing our web page Mystic Aquarium is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.


The University of Florida’s Wildlife and Aquatic Veterinary Disease Laboratory (WAVDL) is hiring two postdoctoral research positions as described below. Interested postdoctoral candidates for job number 502975 should submit applications online and attach a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references at Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications should be submitted by 11:55 pm (EDT) of the closing date August 6, 2017. All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening, which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. 

Postdoctoral Research Position 1

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the Cervidae Health Research Initiative (CHeRI) in the discovery and characterization of emerging pathogens negatively impacting Florida mammal populations with an emphasis on white-tailed deer (e.g., epizootic hemorrhagic disease, blue tongue virus, etc). The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track these emerging pathogens. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Research Position 2

The postdoctoral research position will support the WAVDL and the UF Aquatic Animal Health Program in the discovery and characterization of emerging aquatic animal pathogens (EAAPs). The majority of the work will involve pathogens of Florida marine mammals (e.g., Morbillivirus, Toxoplasma, Salmonella). A minority of the work will involve EAAPs impacting other aquatic species (e.g. sea turtles and waterfowl) and Florida aquaculture. The researcher will be exposed to UF faculty utilizing the latest phylogenomic approaches to study the epidemiology and evolution of these emerging pathogens. The position will assist in the development and orchestration of molecular diagnostics (e.g. PCR, qPCR, ISH, and metagenomics) to track EAAPs. Applicants are expected to have a strong publication record and individuals with grant writing experience are strongly encouraged to apply. 

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcripts to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.