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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"
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
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
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.
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
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
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
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.
Assigned research operations
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
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.
May be required to move moderately heavy objects approximately 25-35 pounds; involves working with sharp instruments; may require travel.
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SOME EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON PASSING PRE-PLACEMENT TESTING.