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Alaska Sealife Center
This position is the first portion of a 2-year fellowship program that includes both veterinary and scholarly responsibilities. As part of the veterinary medical team, this position contributes to veterinary care at the ASLC including managing cases, being on-call, responding to emergencies, performing post-mortem exams, collecting samples for research projects, and participating in field activities. Clinical cases are shared though specific veterinarians may serve as leads on individual cases. As case load can vary tremendously, the fellow is expected to focus on scholarly activities when case load is lighter, typically over winter. As a fellowship, time is provided for scholarly pursuits including developing a research project and/or preparing manuscripts for publication. Presentations at the Alaska Marine Science Symposium (late Januarys in Anchorage) is encouraged. Funds are provided to cover the expenses to obtain an Alaskan Veterinary license as well the cost of external training opportunities or conference attendance. An ACZM Diplomate is not on staff at ASLC, however we are committed to meeting the needs of individuals working towards board certification and collaborate with diplomates of various specialties that can help provide advice. Alternatively, pursuit of a graduate degree part time is possible providing that the subject matter overlaps with the ASLC mission. This first/junior portion of the overall Veterinary Fellowship will focus more on clinical responsibilities and project development. Upon successful completion, the Veterinary Fellow will graduate to a Senior level that will focus more on scholarly pursuits but will remain part of the clinical veterinary team.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM or equivalent) with two-year experience; an internship at an aquarium or experience with aquatic animals and interest in a graduate degree or becoming board certified is preferred. Licensed for practice of veterinary medicine in the state of Alaska, current DEA registration, and USDA accreditation to issue health certificates within one month of starting work. An understanding of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees and experience with research is desired.
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to be organized, self-motivated, independent, and possess a strong desire to see the completion of projects. Exceptional time management/organizational skills; ability to communicate effectively with various levels in the organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer skills including Google applications, Excel, Word, and database programs. Knowledge of basic research methods and data collection techniques. Comfort with an ever changing/dynamic workplace and an ability to be flexible is highly desired.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Ability to swim; see and hear; move about; stoop, kneel, and crouch; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools and controls; and sit. Must be physically fit with a good sense of balance, able to lift and move 50 pounds. Ability to work with and around large, wild animals. Travel required, some of which may be on small aircraft to remote areas.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/30/2021
START DATE: JULY 2022
END DATE: JUNE 2024
Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The Alaska SeaLife Center is the only facility in Alaska that combines a public aquarium with marine research, education, and wildlife response.
Work site is by Resurrection Bay in Seward Alaska
Alaska Sealife Center301 Railway AvenueSeward, AK 99664Phone: 9072246307Fax: Alaska Sealife Center
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