Research Assistant (RZSS WildGenes)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 30th July 2018   7 days left

Research Assistant (RZSS WildGenes)

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

Salaried (6 months)

About Us

The charity that owns both RZSS Edinburgh Zoo and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park are looking for committed, compassionate and conservation-minded individuals to join our expert staff team.

RZSS aims to connect people with nature and safeguard species from extinction, a mission that sees us work both here in Scotland and in over 20 countries around the world. From inspiring the next generation about wildlife in our parks to protecting chimpanzees in the Ugandan rainforest; looking after some of the world’s most endangered species to saving the Scottish wildcat, RZSS is making a huge difference and we need your help to continue to grow.

The role

An opportunity has arisen for a committed research assistant to join the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland WildGenes lab. Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Science Programmes, the Research Assistant will assist with the analysis of applied conservation genetic research data delivered by the RZSS WildGenes laboratory.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have previous academic background in Conservation Genetics or Population Genetics/Genomics and a desire to work as part of our team to support conservation projects around the globe.

Closing date: Monday 30th July 2018

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.

Invitation to interview will be by email/phone and interviews will take place on the week commencing 20th August 2018. Due to the level of interest in these positions, we are not able to contact each unsuccessful applicant individually. Therefore, if you have not been contacted by 15th August 2018, please assume that you have been unsuccessful this time.

For any questions and queries, please email Dr Helen Senn, Head of Conservation and Research Programmes, at quoting “Research Assistant” as the subject, or call 0131 314 0317.

Our mission is Connecting people with nature. Safeguarding species from extinction.

The RZSS strives to be an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity SC004064

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