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Research Coordinator - San Diego Zoo Institute For Conservation Research

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San Diego Zoo San Diego , CA 92140

Posted 2 weeks ago

JAMBO!

It all began with a ROAR over 100 years ago!

San Diego Zoo Global is a conservation organization dedicated to the science of saving endangered species worldwide, San Diego Zoo Global operates three world-class facilities: the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Our organization's vision - we will lead the fight against extinction.

Help us make a difference for wildlife and begin your adventure with a career at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research. Join the dedicated crew who are passionate about what they do and strive to create unforgettable experiences for our guests. Share your knowledge, skills, and commitment to provide GRRREAT Customer Service and be a part of the ROAR with San Diego Zoo Global!

"Put Your Passion For Wildlife to Work"

Location

  • Institute for Conservation Research

Duration

  • Grant, Year around

Positions available

  • 1

Attire

  • The Society has a very conservative grooming policy. Tattoos may not be visible or must be appropriately covered whil on duty. Jewelry may be work if it does not detract from a well-groomed look or vreate a safety hazard. No facial or tongue piercing.

Amenities

  • The San Diego Zoo Insititue for Conservation Research is located about 40 minutes north downtown San Diego, in San Pasqual Valley, Escondido CA, this adventure offers ZOO Perks which include discounts on food/premium products, free and discounted admission to local attractions, and accural of vacation and sick time (exception for some grants).

Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, prescription drugs, vision, life insurance, annual leave, sick leave, retirement, as well as other optional insurance.

(Exempt position) Starting salary: $49,296.00

Job Requirements:

MYLFCBR is responsible for carrying out laboratory, clinical, animal care, and field research protocols for the MYLF Conservation Breeding and Reintroduction program. The Research Coordinator will work primarily at the MYLF facility at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park except when field work is required to assess wild populations or during reintroduction to the wild.

Essential Functions

  • Provides leadership in the management of the program, animals and resources, in lieu of the Principal Investigators

  • Oversees the daily operations of the program, animals, resources, and record-keeping

  • Implements and reviews protocols and schedules

  • Corresponds with the Principal Investigator(s) and other Zoological Society of San Diego personnel and external contacts

  • Establishes and maintains databases

  • Reviews related literature to remain abreast of developments in assigned field

  • Trains and oversees research associate(s) and volunteers

  • Is in good standing in the department

  • Meets requirements, or higher, in all categories of annual performance evaluation

  • Adheres to all organization and department policies and practices

  • Model for punctuality and professionalism

  • Exemplifies the highest standard of work ethics

  • Performs consistently above the organization's performance standards

  • Maintains a positive attitude that reflects San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife and conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

The responsibilities include the development and implementation of animal care, captive and field protocols to facilitate recovery including but not limited to:

  • Daily husbandry, resource management and record keeping

  • Performs behavioral ecology experiments, and mate pairings

  • Collection and maintenance of genetic samples and chytrid swabs,

  • Enters and analyzes data utilizing spreadsheet and database systems

  • Interprets and analyzes research results

  • Assists in the development and implementation of animal care, captive and field protocols including surveys, reintroductions and post-release monitoring

  • Provides support to the Principal Investigator(s) by ensuring that program operations meet requisite standards

  • Maintains timely correspondence through e-mail, telephone, texts and mail

  • May assist in the preparation of grant applications and the administering of grants

  • Prepare technical reports and papers for publication and make presentations to professional groups

  • Purchase and maintain equipment and supplies

Representative qualifications include a Master's degree in biological science or a related field and experience with husbandry, field surveys and ecological experiments with amphibians and with field research in general.

A successful applicant will be conscientious with animal care; have good communication skills; record-keeping skills; ability to use and maintain research equipment; ability to use word processing, database, and spreadsheet, ability to collect biological samples; ability to show leadership skills and work effectively with others; ability to prepare and make presentations. Amphibian field research and experience with amphibian husbandry is desirable. Applicant must be able/willing to travel to the field seasonally for field research. This is a full-time grant funded position. It is currently funded through end of September 2015 and could be extended with additional funding. (Posted 10/30/18)

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Work involves possible exposure to radiation, zoonotic diseases, and potentially hazardous chemicals and materials; some assignments involve working outdoors with wild animals in varying weather conditions and working with sharp instruments.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Move/lift moderately heavy objects up to 50 pounds; some assignments are located in the field and require the ability to hike through difficult terrain.

One of the essential functions of this position is the ability to drive a SDZ Global vehicle. If you are offered employment in this position, you will be asked to authorize SDZ Global to access your current driving report through the DMV's Employer Pull Notice Program. Your hiring for this position will be contingent on SDZ Global receiving an acceptable driving report from you. In addition, your continued employment in the position will depend on you maintaining an acceptable driving record. You may obtain a list of conditions that disqualify a person from driving an SDZ Global vehicle from a Human Resources Representative .

Deadline to submit application: Sunday, November 4, 2018

San Diego Zoo Global is a smoke-free workplace

THIS EMPLOYER PARTICIPATES IN E-VERIFY

SAN DIEGO ZOO GLOBAL IS AN EEO/AA/DISABILITY/PROTECTED VETERAN EMPLOYER

Job Requirements:
PRIMARY PURPOSE

The Research Coordinator performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that reflects San Diego Zoo Global's mission and vision of connecting people to wildlife and conservation and pursues green/conservation practices when feasible. The Research Coordinator conducts assigned research activities and oversees research operations in a specialized area of biological science. This position reports to the Senior Research Coordinator.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversees research collections of animals, plants, or biological samples

  • May provide lead guidance to assigned staff

  • Assists in the development of research plans

  • Reviews applicable literature

  • Develops, updates, and conducts research procedures

  • Oversees assigned laboratory, field, diagnostic, or research collection operations andfacilities

  • Develops, updates, and implements related procedures

  • Selects, processes, and maintains filing systems

  • Oversees maintenance and organization of research equipment

  • Maintains records, inventories supplies, and prepares necessary purchase requisitions

  • Documents, summarizes, and analyzes data

  • Oversees, trains, and instructs volunteers, students, and others in facility operations, animal care, and research procedures

  • Maintains a variety of contacts in order to respond to inquiries and requests

  • Effectively coordinate activities

  • Practices the GRRREAT Customer Service Standards

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES

  • Carries out laboratory, diagnostic, or field research projects

  • Documents and interprets research results and revises procedures as necessary to achieve desired results

  • May assist in the preparation of grant applications and the administering of grants

  • May prepare technical reports and papers for publication

  • Make presentations to professional groups

  • May assist in developing, administering, and monitoring budgets

  • May consult/correspond with outside research collaborators

  • May serve on committees

  • May serve as a media contact for related research activities

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS

Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

Examples of representative qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field or equivalent specialized training; considerable laboratory, diagnostic, animal care, or field experience; some assignments require certification and/or licensure; may require valid California driver license.

Knowledge of:

  • Assigned research operations

  • Recordkeeping

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively (written and oral)

  • Use and maintain research equipment

  • Prepare materials for publication

  • Assist in the preparation and administration of grants is desirable

  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, database, graphics, and desktop publishing systems

  • Work effectively with others

  • Competently perform the representative duties outlined above

  • Perform each essential job function at a high level

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Possible exposure to radiation, zoonotic diseases, potentially hazardous chemicals, and biohazardous materials; may work outdoors with wild animals in varying weather conditions; some assignments are located in the field.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

May be required to move moderately heavy objects approximately 25-35 pounds; involves working with sharp instruments; may require travel.

ALL NEW HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO PASSING A DRUG SCREEN.

SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.


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