Career Opportunities

The OSU Marine Mammal Institute does much more than research. It develops resourceful graduate students who become successful professionals in state and federal government, academics, and research. For individual lab information, please contact the Principal Investigators directly. Most of the faculty hold academic appointments in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Dr. Bruce Mate is a Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife. Graduate students interested in pursuing a Ph.D., please review Dr. Mate's Letter for Prospective Graduate Students to see how your goals would fit with his research. Dr. Mate often teaches as a guest lecturer at the OSU campus.

Dr. Scott Baker is a Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife and is broadly interested in the evolutionary and ecological pattern and process in whales and dolphins, including their abundance, population structure, genetic diversity, and systematic relationships. Scott is particularly interested in projects that bring together both molecular and demographic approaches to improve the conservation of these species.

Dr. Markus Horning is an Associate Professor of Fisheries and Wildlife and his research focuses on ecology, behavioral physiology, and conservation biology of pinnipeds. Please contact him directly regarding graduate student opportunities.

Dr. Leigh Torres is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and Oregon Sea Grant. Dr. Torres is a Marine Mammal Behavioral Ecologist and Sea Grant Extension Specialist, who focuses on spatial and behavioral ecology and conservation. Potential graduate students are encouraged to review her Letter to Prospective Graduate Students.



Here is a very useful link if you think you want to become a marine biologist - many questions answered!  A comprehensive list of finding careers in Marine Science is also posted by the Hopkins Marine Station here. Sea Grant also offers a website of information for marine careers here.