Conviértete en coordinador del biobanco del Zoológico de Edimburgo ~

24 de abril de 2022

Conviértete en coordinador del biobanco del Zoológico de Edimburgo

Oferta compartida por Nuria

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
The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s WildGenes team are looking for a Biobank Coordinator. Based at Edinburgh Zoo, the post will involve the archiving of genetic material for the long-term preservation of DNA from animals in zoo collections, processing donations and loans from zoos in the UK, and providing samples to conservation researchers across Europe. Our biobank is one of the four biobank hubs within the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria network as well as being a member of the Cryoarks initiative (, a UK based partnership that is standardising approaches to biobanking within the university, zoo and museum sectors. A key part of the role will be supporting the management of these existing partnerships as well as the day-to-day running of the facility so we can safeguard genetic samples for the benefit of conservation research both now and into the future. It is a part-time 3-year fixed term role working 22.5 hours per week.

Who we are looking for
The successful candidate will hold a BSc in a relevant scientific discipline plus job experience in a relevant role. Ideally, they will have knowledge of standard molecular genetic laboratory techniques and the preservation of DNA as well as excellent communication skills for working with project partners including those in the university, zoo and museum sectors.


The position sits within Band C (£21,747 - £24,923 Per Annum for FT equivalent position)

Interested? For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page
and follow the instructions:
Closing date: Sunday 1st May 2022. Invitation to interview will be by email/phone during the 3rd week of May 2022.

For any questions and queries, please email Dr Alex Ball at quoting “Biobank Coordinator” as the subject.

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