Research Zoologist

Arlington County, Virginia (US)
Apr 04, 2017
Jun 03, 2017
Biology, Zoology
Job Level
Senior level
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

NatureServe is the hub of a large, impactful and consequential Network of 86 governmental and non-governmental programs located in the United States, Canada, and Latin America. Imagine working within a Network of over 1,000 conservation professionals who have a wide-array of expertise in acquiring, managing and sharing knowledge. Our mission is to be the leader in providing scientific information, tools and expertise to help guide effective conservation action. 

We are looking for a Research Zoologist to review and update global and U.S. national ranks for animal species; review, evaluate and edit information on animals in NatureServe’s central databases; provide recommendations for the adoption of proposed taxonomic changes for standard animal groups covered by NatureServe; perform data analyses, write reports and present in webinars or at meetings as needed for project deliverables; and serve as a source of zoological expertise for NatureServe. 

Entrance requirements include an advanced degree in organismal zoology or biology, preferably a Ph.D., with expertise in ecology and conservation of one or more vertebrate or invertebrate groups, and a good working knowledge of taxonomy and taxonomic methods. Candidates should have at least two years of post-degree experience working as a zoologist in a government or nonprofit biological or conservation agency or academic program, and at least two years of field experience on zoological projects in the United States or Canada (which may have taken place during graduate studies). They should have excellent English writing and editing skills, including experience authoring scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals, and a demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively on teams with professional scientists and conservationists. Experience working at a NatureServe Member Program is a plus.

This is a full-time, short-term position (six months) with the potential for full-time regular status contingent upon funding. Review of applications will begin Monday, 10 April 2017, and the start date will commence as soon as the successful applicant can join the team.

The successful candidate will work from NatureServe’s home office located in Arlington, Virginia. NatureServe offers a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick leave; and life insurance. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

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NatureServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

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