Trabaja como asistente de investigación en el zoo de Edimburgo ~

26 de septiembre de 2023

Trabaja como asistente de investigación en el zoo de Edimburgo

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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 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 Research Assistant. Based at Edinburgh Zoo, the team uses genetic data to inform the conservation of 10-15 species annually. This role will involve supporting our research scientists in the analysis of genetic datasets. You will also be required to deliver towards reports for our conservation partners and input into project discussions at various stages. A flexible approach will be required with a range of different project opportunities available depending on the successful candidates experience but there will likely to be a focus on native species, including invertebrates. However, RZSS has an aim to aid in the restoration of 50 species by 2030, so there will be a range of future project opportunities. You will be expected to work closely with the analysis team but also alongside our onsite genetics lab team that generates the datasets and our biobank that provides long-term preservation of genetic material. It is a full-time 3-year fixed term role working 37.5 hours per week.

Who we are looking for
The successful candidate will hold an MSc (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline plus job experience in a relevant role. Ideally, they will have experience in the bioinformatic analysis of genetic datasets but also knowledge of standard molecular genetic laboratory techniques and the preservation of DNA. They will also have excellent communication skills for working with project partners including those in the university, zoo and conservation sectors.

The position sits within Band D (Starting salary between £26,610 - £27,354 with future salary progression up to £30,592 per annum)

For full information on how to apply, please visit the RZSS vacancy page and follow the instructions.
Closing date: Sunday 22nd October 2023
Invitation to interview will be by email during the start of November 2023.

For any questions and queries, please email Dr Heather Ritchie-Parker at quoting "Research Assistant" as the subject.

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