Marine Mammal Medical Technician

Dolphin Research Center

Grassy Key, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE


  • Assist in medical procedures, treatments, and monitoring animal health. 
  • Assist in coordination and implementation of treatment plans carried out by animal care and training staff.
  • Collect diagnostic samples and perform routine laboratory procedures. 
  • Clean and maintain medical equipment. 
  • Organize and maintain inventory of supplements, medicines, and medical supplies.
  • Maintain accurate medical records, procedures manual, and government documentation.
  • Collect and analyze data from medical and husbandry records. 
  • Research sources and specifications of drugs, supplies, and equipment.
  • Participate in assessment and rescue of manatees.
  • Assist in necropsies. 
  • Assist in administrative duties including budget preparations, note taking, and correspondence.


  • Position requires a highly motivated, energetic, versatile, and flexible team player, with a BS or BA, certification as a veterinary technician, or equivalent experience. 
  • Excellent technical, organizational, interpersonal, computer, and communications skills a must. 
  • Requires attention to detail and a strong desire to learn.
  • Must be able to manage own time and have the ability to identify and solve problems of varying scope and complexity.
  • As with any position in the medical field, hours must be flexible and based on the needs of the animals. 
  • Must be able to work weekends and more than eight hours per day. 
  • Experience in radiology and ultrasonography is a plus.
  • Interest or experience in complementary/ alternative therapies is also a plus.

Physical Demands:

  • Must be physically fit and comfortable working in the water.

If interested, please submit a resume and a DRC application to drc-hr@dolphins.org  or mail to Human Resources, Dolphin Research Center, 58901 Overseas Highway, Grassy Key, FL  33050 or fax to 305-289-8902.

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Category Marine Biology
Tags Marine Mammal