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Job Title: One Health Research Coordinator
Job Number:
Organization: Lincoln Park Zoo
Posted: 11/25/2019
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL    USA
Compensation:
Position Description: GENERAL SUMMARY

As urbanization expands around the world, our goal is to create the most comprehensive understanding of an urban ecosystem by studying complex relationships between humans, wildlife, and urbanization in Chicago and beyond. This full-time, 3- year position will help implement interdisciplinary socioecological research as part of an NSF-funded project studying the impacts of rats on the health and attitudes of diverse urban residents in Chicago and the impacts of rodent control on the disease ecology of rats and free- living cats. The Research Coordinator will engage with communities across Chicago to implement surveys and interviews, coordinate citizen scientists, and collect biological samples to facilitate studies on rat disease ecology and population genetics. Based at Lincoln Park Zoo, the Coordinator will also facilitate collaborations with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Field Museum, Chicago State University, DePaul University, and the Center for Community Health Equity. Responsibilities include public engagement, fieldwork in Chicago neighborhoods, the collection of biological samples, and data management. There will also be opportunities for project development, data analysis, and communicating project results through presentations and publications. Driving to and from study locations is required, but a vehicle will be provided. Chicago residents are especially encouraged to apply.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

- Facilitate collaborations between project partners and community organizations

- Conduct in person surveys and interviews about living with rats in Chicago neighborhoods

- Coordinate with citizen scientists to collect data about rats and free-living cats

- Collect rat biological samples via necropsies

- Manage other research interns and volunteers when appropriate

- Maintain databases and perform data entry

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

- Assist with communicating project results with public and professional audiences

- Manage administrative tasks and permits as required

- Attend Lincoln Park Zoo activities as necessary

- Perform other duties as assigned by Dr. Maureen Murray related to urban wildlife health

Qualifications: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

- Previous experience conducting research related to wildlife ecology, wildlife disease, social science, or public health

- Experience with public engagement in diverse communities

- Possess strong communication skills (written and spoken; Spanish language skills considered an asset)

- Possess strong computer and organizational (project management) skills - Ability to work independently and as part of a team

- Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions carrying field equipment

- Willingness to drive to and from field sites around Chicago

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite

- Familiarity with GIS and statistical software including program R considered an asset

- Possess a valid driver’s license

- Experience working with the public and in interdisciplinary teams

- Knowledge of One Health concepts connecting human, animal, and environmental health

- Must be able to work up to 10 weekends per year

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

- Bachelors or Master’s degree in biology, ecology, public health, sociology, or a related field

Organization Description: Lincoln Park Zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago and by advancing the highest quality of animal care, education, science, and conservation. Our staff inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. If you'd like to join our team-which spans many disciplines united in the pursuit of these critical goals-we invite you to apply.

Closing Date: 2/25/2020
Desired Starting Date: 1/6/2020
Contact Name: Maureen Murray,  Wildlife Disease Ecologist
Contact Location: 2001 North Clark Street

Chicago   IL  60614
United States
Contact Location: 2001 North Clark Street
 
  Chicago   IL  60614
  United States
Contact Phone:  
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Contact Email: maureenmurray@lpzoo.org
Web Address: https://careers.hireology.com/lincolnparkzoologicalsociety/352712/description
How to Apply: Please submit your contact information, resume, and cover letter through Hireology by clicking the green "Begin Application" button on the job posting webpage.

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