[MARMAM] Job Announcement: Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo

Lance lancejmiller at hotmail.com
Fri Jul 24 05:58:34 PDT 2015


Post-Doctoral Fellow, Animal Welfare Research -
Bottlenose Dolphins


Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Society
has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal
care and conservation of the natural world.  The Society is an active
partner in wildlife protection programs around the world, including the
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program, the world’s longest-running study of bottlenose
dolphins.  We have pioneered the field of conservation psychology, the
study of how people connect with animals and nature. We are able to reach so
many audiences each year, including 2 million zoo guests engaged by unique
exhibits and programs; some 250,000 schoolchildren, campers, and families who
participate in award-winning science education programs; nearly 24,000 teachers
who take part in our professional development workshops; and, diverse
communities across Chicagoland.  The Chicago Zoological Society’s
Brookfield Zoo is known throughout the world as a leader in animal welfare and
conservation, this venerable institution also serves as a potent economic
engine, top tourism attraction and award-winning educational institution. 


The Post-Doctoral Fellow, Animal Welfare Research -
Bottlenose Dolphins is responsible for  overseeing all aspects of a
research project examining the welfare of bottlenose dolphins including the
behavioral data collection and/or coding, assisting in related laboratory
analyses, communication with collaborators, project coordination, data analyses
and preparation of scientific papers and publications.  You will be
responsible for planning and carrying out research specific to the grant-funded
project; collating, tabulating and organizing all incoming data; analyzing
compiled data; and assisting in related laboratory analyses as required. 
Additionally, you will be responsible for training staff at collaborating
institutions in project methodology; assisting the Senior Director of Animal
Welfare in training research assistants, interns and volunteers in specific
data collection and management techniques for assigned research; and preparing
reports for scientific publication and presentation and for distribution to


The requirements for this position include: 

*  Ph.D. degree in biology, psychology, or related
field required. 

*  Two years of experience in field or zoo research
is required.

*  Proven ability to train and supervise staff,
preferably including students, volunteers, and/or interns.

*  Prior experience working with live animals

*  Outstanding verbal and written communication

*  Prior experience in writing reports and
scientific papers, grant preparation, and oral presentations.

*  Basic computer literacy required, including
skills in database management, statistical packages, and graphing software.

*  Demonstrated ability to work independently and
prioritize tasks as necessary.  

*  Ability to work collaboratively.  

*  Experience and/or ability to work and interact
effectively with a diverse, multicultural audience.


The desirable/preferred qualifications include:

*  Experience using technology to monitor animals
(e.g., GPS, dead-reckoning, etc.) preferred.

*  Previous experience studying bottlenose dolphins
or marine mammals preferred.

*  Broad research and conservation interests

*  Previous experience working at a zoological
institution is desirable.  

*  Valid driver’s license preferred.

*  Multilingual ability, Spanish fluency a plus.


The Chicago Zoological Society is an Equal Opportunity
Employer / Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities / Women / Veterans /


If interested in being considered for this opportunity,
please visit the CZS Career Center to obtain more details about the position
and to apply by submitting your profile.  Please visit our website at www.czs.org/careers.  Please look
for requisition number 852BR.

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