Protected Species Observer

Dear All,

Vantage Observing, LLC is seeking experienced National Marine Fisheries Service approved PSO’s, and Migratory Bird Monitors for ongoing and upcoming dredging, and marine construction projects. Candidates with previous Hopper Dredging, and Clamshell Dredging experience are preferred.

We are also seeking candidates with Migratory Bird Monitoring experience and turbidity monitoring experience to join our team. Vantage Observing provides a professional work environment with highly competitive compensation, and flexible scheduling.


Protected Species Observer

Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Biology or related field.
2 Years of protected species observing experience during dredging, or marine construction projects.
Previous experience monitoring for Sea Turtles, Sturgeon, Manatees, and Whales.
National Marine Fisheries Unconditional Approval Letter
Excellent communication and report writing skills.
Work outdoors in the elements for long periods of time.

Migratory Bird Monitor:

2 years of migratory bird monitoring experience.
Previous experience in bird abatement and techniques.
Excellent communication and report writing skills.
Work independently and in a team environment.
Work outdoors in the elements for long periods of time.

Turbidity Monitor:

Previous turbidity monitoring experience on beach nourishment, and/or dredging projects.
3 years of experience operating boats with a length of greater than 21'.
Experience trailering boats and launching.
Excellent communication and report writing skills.
Work independently and in a team environment.
Work outdoors in the elements for long periods of time.

For more information or to submit your resume email

Best Regards,

Maxx Van Waeyenberghe

Vantage Observing, LLC


Veterinary Technician/ Assistant

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (“IMMS”), a private, non-profit organization located in Gulfport, Mississippi, is seeking motivated, dedicated, and experienced individuals to become part of our Animal Care and Training team. Trainers will be responsible for all aspects of the daily care and training of marine mammals (dolphins and sea lions), exotic birds, sea turtles, and other animals at our facility. For more information regarding our organization, visit our websites at and
***Applications and support documents can be submitted to

We are seeking a veterinary technician/assistant to provide support to our veterinarians for resident animals (dolphins, sea lions, sharks, birds, reptiles, etc.), sea turtle and marine mammal rehabilitation, and stranding response. Job duties will be varied based on season, but will include animal care, data entry, providing laboratory support, necropsies, pharmacy ordering, and other tasks as needed.
This position will require providing medical and technical assistance, care, and daily treatments to all of the animals at IMMS, including residents and those in rehabilitation. The person hired for this position will assist in maintaining diagnostic equipment, as well as ordering and maintaining inventory for laboratory consumables and drugs. (IMMS resident animals include: dolphins, sea lions, birds, reptiles, fish etc.).
Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends, holidays, and to be “on call” as needed
• Strong communication skills, personable, pleasant and comfortable with the ability to speak to the public
• This position requires several hours of outdoor year-round work and requires staff to be physically fit and able to lift 50 lbs.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience working as a veterinary technician.
• Preference will be given to applicants with registered/licensed veterinary technician certification, or with experience at a zoo, wildlife center, or with exotic animal.
• Applicants must have valid driver’s license.
• Experience with Microsoft Office and databases are desirable.
• Must be able to work independently and as a team with the willingness to learn.
• Must have knowledge in the use of medical equipment such as; digital radiology, endoscopy, ultrasound, anesthesia machine, Doppler, cold laser therapy, V.A.C therapy, and fluid administration
• In good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors under extremely adverse conditions (high humidity, rain, heat and direct sunlight)
• Applicants may need to complete a probationary period.
Resume must include experience, certifications, skills, and professional references that may be contact
• Veterinary technician: 2 years (Preferred)
• High school or equivalent (Required), Veterinary Technician (License preferred but not required)

Assistant Scientist – Tenure Track

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Behavioral Ecology of Top Predators,
Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Scientist level on our Scientific Staff ( We seek outstanding candidates to complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology. We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in behavioral ecology of marine top predators; areas of focus may include (but are by no means limited to) social, ecological, evolutionary and anthropogenic determinants of behavior.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree and a record of scholarly publications commensurate with their career stage. 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 are 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.

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 is committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. WHOI believes diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential components that support our academic excellence. We strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, and encourage women, 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 assisting 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 broader community.

Please visit and respond to Job Reference XXXXXX. Applicants should include, as a single PDF document: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page research statement, names and contact information of four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications or preprints. In addition to the online application, please email the PDF document directly to the chair of the Biology Department at with the subject “Biology Scientist Application”. Applications received by Dec 17 2019 will be given full consideration.
WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit HERC for more information.

Who is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact the EEO Officer at or at 508-289-2705 for assistance.

Whale Watching Handbook Contractor

The International Whaling Commission is seeking a contractor to help develop the IWC’s Whale Watching Handbook. Communications skills are required, including experience translating scientific information for different target audiences, and generating and organising website content. Experience working on issues relating to marine biodiversity and marine tourism is also required. For more information and the Invitation to Tender see

Marine Project in the Caspian Sea

For a project in the Caspian Sea we are currently seeking a Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) with a Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) certificate / experience to support the team there. At the moment there is a project where a lot of noise/sound is produced. Limits that could potentially be dangerous to the marine mammals are already known but it is unknown how much noise is produced by the machines. Due to this it is required that the sounds are recorded several times a day. Additionally it is important that the marine mammals are observed.

Details of the project:

–           Duration: 10 – 12 weeks in August / September (or April)
–           Flight, accommodation and your stay will be paid for (additional to the salary)
–           A requirement (!) is that you live in The Netherlands, Belgium or Germany and you speak Dutch fluently (or English)

If you are interested and meet the requirements, you can contact me via phone (+31(0)345 – 516100 / +31(0)6 – 53136768) or by E-mail ( Details of the company who is hiring is: