Research Assistant-Hawaii

Hawaii Endangered Bird Conservation Center
Volcano, Hawaii
Job Category
Full time Positions
Last Date to Apply
PRIMARY PURPOSE The Research Assistant performs all job assignments with a positive attitude that supports San Diego Zoo Global’s mission and vision of saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for wildlife and leading the fight against extinction. The Research Assistant assists with the gathering and analysis of research data from the laboratory or the field; and attends to the care of research collections of animals, plants, or biological samples. This position reports to Division Manager at the San Diego Zoo Institute For Conservation Research. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Performs laboratory, diagnostic, animal care, and/or field duties Collects, collates, maintains, processes, and analyzes biological samples Prepares, arranges, and maintains records for sample and/or animal shipments Collects and records data utilizing spreadsheet and database systems Documents, files, and maintains records Maintains supply inventories and prepares purchase requisitions Assists with repairs and maintenance of equipment and supplies Learns and masters project or program processes Adheres to all SDZG and department policies and practices Practices GRREAT Customer Service Standards REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES Based on the assignment, performs laboratory, diagnostic, animal care, and/or field duties May train and oversee volunteers under the supervision of a Research Associate or higher level staff ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS Performs related duties and responsibilities as required
QUALIFICATIONS Coursework in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field or equivalent specialized training; bachelor’s degree in biological sciences is preferred; experience and/or certification in conducting laboratory or field-based research is desirable; some positions may require a valid California driver license. Apply Here! Knowledge of: Methods and equipment used in the assigned area of biological research, animal care, or diagnostics Ability to: Communicate effectively (verbal and written) Attend to the needs of assigned research collections Learn data and sample gathering techniques Work effectively with others in a diverse environment WORKING ENVIRONMENT Some assignments involve working outdoors with wild animals in varying weather conditions; possible exposure to zoonotic diseases, radiation, and potentially hazardous chemicals and materials; and working with sharp instruments. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Some assignments require the ability to move moderately heavy objects approximately 25-40 pounds; travel maybe required.
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Amy Kuhar
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