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Behavioural Biologist - Taronga Zoo

Help make a difference in the world of science and conservation

As Taronga Zoo’s Behavioural Biologist, you will manage the daily operation of the Behavioural Studies Unit including keeper requests; site wide enrichment programs; volunteer training, needs and responsibilities; as well as undertake project based research.

Reporting to the Manager, Research and Conservation, this key role will be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive enrichment program and a targeted behavioural research program that helps us better understand and conserve wildlife.

You will need to be a creative and innovative thinker who works well in a team and has a passion for animal welfare and conservation.

Ideally you will bring to the role:
* Tertiary qualifications in animal behaviour or related discipline.
* Demonstrated experience in the design, implementation and analysis of animal behaviour research.
* Demonstrated capacity to publish scientific publications
* Proven knowledge of environmental enrichment techniques and their implementation for a wide variety of species.
* Experience in volunteer or personnel management.
* Demonstrated written and oral communication skills
* Experience with statistical analysis software for behavioural research.
* Experience in behavioural research including behavioural or environmental enrichment in a zoological environment.

Location: Taronga Zoo, Mosman, Sydney, NSW.
Salary: Clerk grade 6.
Applications close: 5pm Monday 18 July, 2011.
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