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Life Support Systems & Facilities

Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician

The Life Support Systems & Facilities Technician is an integral part of the Life Support & Facilities team and will be tasked with the operation and maintenance of The Marine Mammal Center’s building and life support equipment. This position will coordinate the assignments and completion of workforce-generated work orders under the direction of the Director of Life Support Systems & Facilities.

This position works closely with other technicians on daily operations, including but not limited to filter backwashes, system line-up changes and the troubleshooting of faulty Life Support System equipment and is tasked with routine building and equipment maintenance and assists in the coordination of capital projects. This position is part of a rotating uncontrolled standby and work schedule. 

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted February 28, 2022

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Internships & Externships


Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Student Externship

The Pathology Student Externship is an opportunity for veterinary students in their final/clinical year to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. During their time at the Center, they will conduct necropsies and provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consists of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. There is no clinical component to this externship. This position requires two weeks minimum and maximum of four weeks from March through September. 

Sausalito, California • 2-4 week externship • Posted September 26, 2022

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Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Resident Rotation

The Pathology Resident Rotation is an opportunity to for anatomic and clinical pathology residents in established programs to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. Rotating residents will provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consist of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. During their time at the Center, they will be become familiar with marine mammal gross necropsy and histopathology including classic diseases. This position requires at least a minimum of 2 weeks with openings year-round. 

Sausalito, California • minimum 2-week rotation • Posted September 26, 2022

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Train and Learn Alongside Our Experts

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning environment.


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We are all one community, compassionate and respectful of each other as we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • We engage in honest, thoughtful communication and remain open to feedback and new ideas.
  • We embrace diversity and bring a positive approach to our work as a team.
  • We take pride in what we achieve together and continually strive to learn and improve.
  • We build trust by honoring commitments, taking responsibility for our actions and assuming good intentions in others.
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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Marine Mammal Center. You can help rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals, educate the public, and so much more.

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