Saturday, January 26, 2013

Zoo Nutritionist

Zoo Nutritionist

Part Time (4 days per week) - Clerk Grade 6 ($77,441 - $79,711)

Life Sciences, Taronga Conservation Society Australia


Help make a difference in the world of science and conservation


As Taronga Zoo's Nutritionist, you will be responsible for the nutritional management of the zoo’s animal population including the formulation and management of diets, coordination and maintenance of diet sheets, nutritional records and databases, tracking diet changes, staff training in nutrition and implementation of a diet review process.


This position primarily has an operational focus. In addition however, the Zoo Nutritionist will be responsible for both facilitating and advising on research projects and promoting the zoo as a venue for scientific research.


Reporting to the Senior Veterinarian, Taronga Zoo, this key role will be based at Taronga Zoo in Sydney but work and travel to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo will also be required.  


 To be successful in this role, you will ideally bring:

  • A Tertiary qualification in animal nutrition or degree exceeding or equivalent in a related sciences field
  • Minimum of 3 years recent experience in nutrition in a related field
  • Proven capacity to negotiate and consult at high levels
  • Proven capability in problem solving, report writing and project management
  • Knowledge of computer programs including relevant spreadsheets and nutrition databases
  • Well developed interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Training experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of zoos consistent with the strategies and vision of Taronga
  • NSW Class C Drivers License.


If you require any further information please contact Larry Vogelnest, Senior Veterinarian, on 02 9978 4618 or A copy of the position description can be obtained by visiting the Taronga website

Please apply via searching for keyword 'Taronga' or this specific position 00001FB0, applicants should include a cover letter, resume and address the selection criteria as part of their application.

Applications close: 25 February 2013

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