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Animal Welfare Scientist – Full-Time- Saint Louis Zoo
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Posted Sep 4
Animal Welfare Scientist – (Full-Time)This new position will formally propose, develop and execute animal welfare research on the campuses of the Saint Louis Zoo, the results of which will be communicated through peer-reviewed and popular publications, as well as through presentations at scientific, AZA and other professional conferences.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans, develops and implements animal welfare research projects in collaboration with staff in the Reproductive & Behavioral Sciences Department, Animal Division, Institute for Conservation Medicine and Animal Health Departments in both campuses of the Saint Louis Zoo
- Presents data and findings to staff, volunteers and various zoo audiences as requested.
- Publishes and presents findings in collaboration with and after approval of supervisor and staff as appropriate.
- Represents the Saint Louis Zoo at relevant conferences, professional gatherings and workshops
- Assists with various Saint Louis Zoo Department efforts as requested.
- Works collaboratively with animal care staff to develop and refine welfare monitoring processes and evaluation tools to assess the impact of management, husbandry and lifestyle changes on animal welfare
- Serves on the Zoo’s research review committee and/or IACUC
- Identify and secure external funding sources
- Performs other duties as assigned.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position may oversee students or interns and will participate in recruitment, training, on-boarding, and management of these individuals.POSITION REPORTS TO: Director of Research, Dept. of Reproductive & Behavioral SciencesQUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The successful candidate must be able to perform the essential functions of the job either with or without reasonable accommodations.
- Advanced knowledge of current scientific research methods, biology and natural history
- Strong statistical analysis and data management skills
- Advanced knowledge of biology and behavior of animals in human care is preferred.
- Interpersonal and professional skills necessary to establish and maintain strong collaborative relationships with zoo departments, staff members, volunteers, community and partner organizations.
- Proven record of research experience and a strong record of successful publication in related fields.
- Experience with research projects that help enhance and assess animal welfare.
- Zoo, aquarium or museum experience is preferred.
- Ability to work effectively independently and as a team member.
- Excellent organizational, time management, and problem solving skills.
- Strong proficiency in both written and oral communication skills.
- Competence and proficiency in the use of computers and a wide variety of software programs, particularly as related to research.
- Ability to travel to offsite meetings as needed.
- Commitment to the mission of the Zoo and the Zoo’s Core Values.EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEPhD in biology, zoology, conservation science or related field with three or more years of work experience in animal welfare research or equivalent required. Postdoctoral research experience in a zoo or aquarium setting is preferred. Proven experience in proposal writing, successful grantsmanship, research methods, advanced statistical analysis and publication in peer-reviewed literature required.https://careers.hiretrue.com/stlzoo
Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110