Programme Manager (RZSS WildGenes)

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Edinburgh Zoo

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

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

Programme Manager (RZSS WildGenes)

Location: Edinburgh Zoo


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 researcher to join the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland WildGenes lab. Reporting to the Head of Conservation and Science Programmes, the RZSS WildGenes programme manager will coordinate the world-class programme of applied conservation genetic research delivered by the RZSS WildGenes laboratory.

Who we are looking for

The successful candidate will have exceptional managerial skills, hold a PhD in Conservation Genetics or Population Genetics/Genomics, and demonstrate a track record of project establishment and delivery within the conservation and science sectors. Since our projects are based across the globe, the role will involve international travel. Willingness to travel to attend meetings is therefore essential.

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, 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 “WildGenes Programme Manager” 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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