Sunday, November 9, 2008

Senior Reproductive Biologist - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Senior Reproductive Biologist - Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The TCSA reproductive program was established in 1994 to perform reproductive research and provide a management resource to both Taronga and Taronga Western Plains Zoo, as well as other conservation and animal management organisations.

Based at TWPZ, Dubbo, the Senior Reproductive Biologist is responsible for managing the Wildlife Reproductive Centre at Taronga Western Plains Zoo and will focus on enhancing the research capacity and output through providing strategic direction, strengthening and expanding linkages with Universities, supervising students and attracting research funds.

The successful applicant will possess:

Degree in Reproductive Sciences, post-graduate training and/or significant experience in comparative (zoo and wildlife) reproductive biology investigation.

Experience with grant writing and fundraising on individual, corporate, foundation and governmental levels

Ability to work productively in a team, develop collaborations with a broad range of government agencies and experience in student and staff supervision

Capable of initiating and managing research projects to be published in peer reviewed journals

Understanding of broad activities of the zoo industry.

Demonstrated experience with teaching, lecturing and public speaking.

Interest and experience in applying reproductive science to conservation of species in the field.

Understanding and commitment to environmental and occupational health and safety principles.

To obtain further information including a position description, selection criteria and an application form visit or contact Rebecca Spindler on (02) 9978 4608, or email

Applications should be sent to HR Officer, Taronga Conservation Society Australia, PO Box 20, Mosman 2088 by Monday 1 December 2008, quoting reference no. 2008/71.

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