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The current job opportunities and internships are updated frequently, so if you do not see a position available that fits your background and interest, please check our website at a later date.

View our Guide to Marine Mammal Study for more information about the various careers in the field and other resources.

Open Positions

Below are the currently available positions – click on the link to see the job description:

Marine Animal Experience Educator [PDF]

Bird Trainer [PDF]

Animal Trainer [PDF]

Post-Doctoral Researcher [PDF]

Research Scientist - Population Biologist/Ecologist

Position: Research Scientist – Population Biologist/Ecologist

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.

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. 

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, and designing and conducting research projects.  Boat handling experience and experience in dolphin research, husbandry, or training a plus.  Preference will be given to candidates that are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

To apply, send C.V. or a detailed resume with three references to:

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies
P.O. Box 207
Gulfport, MS 39502

Or attach as a Microsoft Word document or PDF and email to: hr@imms.org

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies is an equal opportunity employer. You can learn more about the Institute at www.imms.org


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