Postdoctoral Researcher

Dolphin Research Center

Grassy Key, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details DOE
Deadline May 01, 2024

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, or a related field. The specific area of specialization is open to negotiation. This postdoctoral position will be responsible for coding, analyzing and publishing studies using existing long-term data sets, and will also have the opportunity collaboratively to design and conduct novel observational research projects in their area of interest. 

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. 

For further information, please contact Dr. Kelly Jaakkola at kelly@dolphins.org.


To apply, please submit the following to drc-hr@dolphins.org,  with the subject line “Postdoc application”:

  • a cover letter describing your motivation, research interests, experience, and goals
  • your CV
  • pdfs of up to 2 of your key publications or submitted manuscripts
  • contact information for two academic references

Complete applications are due by May 1, 2024

When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.

Category Marine Biology
Tags Marine Mammal