Zoologist Job Description

A zoologist, also known as a zoologist scientist, is a scientist who specializes in the study of animals.

While zoologists generally are scientists, some zoologists work as zoo curators who care for animals at zoos and aquariums.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Zoologist to join our team! We value hard work and dedication, and we're looking for someone who shares our passion for animal life. As a Zoologist, you will be responsible for the care and study of animals in their natural habitat. If you're interested in joining our team, please send us your resume and a cover letter outlining your experience and qualifications. We look forward to hearing from you!

Zoologist Duties:

  • Maintain accurate records and databases of all animals owned by the organization
  • Investigate and treat injured, sick, and/or abandoned animals
  • Record all animal health histories
  • Maintain effective working relationships with veterinarians
  • Assist with a variety of other general administrative duties
  • Investigate animal damage and animal related accidents
  • Prevent and control disease, parasites, and injuries as related to animals
  • Prepare animal inventory
  • Identify and mitigate potential threats to animals
  • Collect, maintain, and organize biological samples
  • Promote healthy biodiversity
  • Provide care for adopted or orphaned animals
  • Assist with educational programs
  • Provide leadership within the department
  • Carry out other related duties as assigned

Zoologist Responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement, and maintain detailed rodent control plans and documents, working with pest control professionals, staff, and stakeholders
  • Manage the rat control budget, including submission of rodent control bids, budget projections, and billing
  • Monitor rodent control operations daily, including rat trapping, rodent monitoring, rodent proofing, and rodent proofing
  • Develop, implement, and maintain rodent control standard operating procedures, including rodent damage assessments, rodent control standards, and rodent control safety procedures
  • Keep abreast of current best practices for rodent control
  • Maintain rodent control records and prepare reports
  • Development of rodent control and rodent control management training materials
  • Other duties as assigned

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field
  • 2+ years experience in an aquatic animal care or rehabilitation facility
  • Excellent decision-making skills
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Knowledge of animal behavior and anatomy; able to respond to emergencies
  • Ability to travel up to 35% of the time

[Company Name] is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.