About the ABS
Dolphin Research Center (DRC) invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher to join our research group studying dolphin behavior, cognition, and welfare. DRC is a not-for-profit education and research facility, home to a family of dolphins and sea lions, located in the Florida Keys.
The successful candidate should hold a PhD in comparative psychology, zoology, animal behavior, animal welfare, or a related field. The specific area of specialization is open to negotiation. This postdoctoral position will be responsible for analyzing and publishing studies using existing long-term data sets, and will also have the opportunity to design and conduct novel observational research projects in their area of interest. The topic of the long-term data will be discussed, but might include animal personality, lateralization, husbandry, and/or social behaviors.
Our ideal candidate will have:
a proven track record of peer-reviewed publications
the ability to communicate scientific concepts and arguments clearly and compellingly, both orally and in writing
an excellent understanding of study design and statistics
the ability to work well both independently and as part of a team
The position is for one year initially, with a possibility of renewal contingent on performance and mutual satisfaction.
Starting date is flexible between June - October, 2019.
To apply, please submit the following to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Postdoc application”:
a cover letter describing your motivation, research interests, experience, and goals
pdfs of up to 2 of your key publications or submitted manuscripts
contact information for 2 academic references
Complete applications are due by December 1, 2018.
For further information, please contact Dr. Kelly Jaakkola at email@example.com.