Tuesday , January 31 2023

Jobs at San Diego Zoo – Research Assistant

Website San Diego Zoo Global

Job Description:

Are you inspired to be a part of an organization committed to protecting wildlife around the globe? San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is a mission-based, non-profit wildlife conservation organization with two world famous front doors where we unite our passion for wildlife, expertise in wildlife care, and conservation science to save species from the brink of extinction. Our commitment is to provide visits to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park as opportunities to learn about and engage with best-in-class conservation work, and how that work is changing outcomes for wildlife everyday.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Clean and disinfect food pans, utensils, work tools, and containers
  • Report abnormal conditions to superiors
  • Participate in capturing, handling, and moving of birds
  • Provide species-appropriate enrichment and create an enriched environment for the birds under our care
  • Assist with medical treatments and procedures
  • Assist with pre-release training of juveniles
  • Maintain aviaries, facility, equipment, and grounds
  • Prepare diets and provision food
  • Conduct artificial incubation and hand-rearing strikes that are critically endangered bird
  • Maintain appropriate health and behavior records
  • Adhere to all SDZWA and department policies and practices
  • Enter and manage data in MS Access database
  • Perform formal behavior observations on breeding pairs
  • Administer prescribed medication

Job Requirements:

  • Previous experience with MS Access Databases both data entry and programming, and/or with ZIMS is preferred but not required
  • Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a biological science to meet Federal permitting requirements for handling endangered species
  • Valid California driver license in good standing
  • Basic computer experience with word processing and spreadsheet programs (e.g., MS Word and Excel)
  • Must be familiar with detailed record keeping and ability to keep clear and accurate notes using such programs

Job Details:

Company:  San Diego Zoo Global

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: San Francisco, CA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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