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.
This 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 Sciences
To 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.
PhD 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.
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