jeudi 23 février 2012

Research Scientist, Fisher Center

Hiring Organization:
Lincoln Park Zoo

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Lincoln Park Zoo is hiring a full-time primatologist to work as part of the Lester Fisher Center for the Study and Conservation of Apes. This position designs, conducts, and manages behavioral and cognitive research studies on apes housed at the zoo and may participate in evaluations of field research data. They work closely with the Director of the Fisher Center to initiate new collaborations and assist with strategic research planning for the Center. They manage and/or participate in interdepartmental projects and behavioral projects that involve collaboration between the zoo and other local scientific institutions. They may also participate in collecting data for multi-institutional studies. They assist the Director with planning and fundraising for special projects, including public education programs and special conferences and symposia. Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Fisher Center.

Tasks include participating in all aspects of the scientific method including designing studies, preparing protocols, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts for publication, and preparing oral or poster presentations for staff and conferences. Tasks may also include working with interns and animal keepers to collect, manage, and analyze data; dissemination of information at scientific meetings; attending scientific lectures at the zoo or other local scientific institutions.

PhD in behavioral science or related field is highly preferred. Significant experience in conducting and publishing primatological research is required.

Contact Information:
Human Resources Department
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614


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