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Research Assistant I - Rota Island - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Northern Mariana Islands Req #3088
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a nonprofit international conservation leader, committed to inspiring a passion for nature and creating a world where all life thrives. Empowering people from around the globe to support our mission to conserve wildlife through innovation and partnerships, we support cutting-edge conservation, and bring the stories of our work back to our two world-famous front doors — the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park — giving millions of guests, in person and virtually, the opportunity to experience conservation in action. The deep and extensive knowledge gained from more than a century of experience in wildlife care, health, veterinary services, nutrition and conservation makes us invaluable in the global effort to save species. Our team members play a crucial role in driving our conservation efforts forward and bringing us closer to a world where all life thrives.

HOW YOU WILL IMPACT OUR MISSION
The Research Assistant assists with some or all of the following tasks: the gathering and analysis of research data from the laboratory or the field; attending to the needs of animals in managed care, plants, biological samples, and/or community members. This position reports to a Supervisor level or higher in the Conservation Science & Wildlife Health department.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

  • Perform a variety of laboratory, diagnostic, animal care, educational, and/or field duties.
  • Collect, collate, maintain, process, and/or analyze records relevant to current projects (e.g., biological samples).
  • Prepare, arrange, and maintain records for sample and/or wildlife shipments.
  • Collect and record data utilizing spreadsheet and database systems.
  • Document, file, and maintain records.
  • Maintain supply inventories and prepares purchase requisitions.
  • Assist with repair and maintain of equipment and supplies.
  • Learn and master project or program processes.


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a skilled aviculturist who is excited to utilize their animal husbandry, observation, and research skills to help the conservation of the critically endangered Mariana crow (Aga). The Research Assistant will work with the Research Coordinator and team, to conduct artificial incubation, hand-rearing, and general husbandry duties of Aga including maintaining enclosures and facilities. The Research Assistant will also assist with data collection, observations, and research. The Research Assistant will also be responsible for timely data entry and proofing, participation in team meetings, and helping the team ensure that project objectives, milestones, and research goals are met. This position is located on the small island of Rota, CNMI and involves outdoor work in hot tropical conditions.

 

  • JOB EXPERIENCE
    • Some experience and/or certification in conducting laboratory or field-based research is preferred. 
    • Experience with science communication or interpretation of scientific concepts preferred. 

 

  • EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS
    • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field or equivalent specialized training required. 

 

  • SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
    • Training in methodology and equipment used in the assigned area of biological research, animal care, diagnostics, social science, or science communication required.
    • Ability to operate moderately complex computer software programs required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required.
    • Ability to attend to the needs of assigned research collections and/or community members required.
    • Ability to learn and perform data and sample gathering techniques required.
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment and with diverse populations required.


SOME OF THE PERKS YOU WILL ENJOY AS A TEAM MEMBER

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

  • Location: Rota Island, US Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
  • Position Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Position
  • Hourly Rate: $16.01 - $17.71

Be an ally for wildlife by joining our team!

 

At San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, we thrive on celebrating our differences. Diversity is vital for the benefit of our team members, our guests, our community, and our wildlife.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

 

If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete an application, please email your request to sdzwacareers@sdzwa.org and provide the job title and location to which you are applying.

 

As a Federal Contractor, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. 

 

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a drug free workplace.

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