Postdoctoral Research Assistant


Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Starting salary: £31,726-£37,456


The Zoological Society of London (ZSL), a charity founded in 1826, is a world-renowned centre of excellence for conservation science and applied conservation. ZSL’s mission is to promote and achieve the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats. This is realised by carrying out field conservation and research in over 50 countries across the globe and through education and awareness-raising at our two zoos, ZSL London Zoo and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo, inspiring people to take conservation action.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant, available from 1 November 2014. This is a one-year fixed-term appointment.

The position, which is funded by Defra, offers an opportunity for an outstanding researcher to investigate the epidemiological consequences of contact between cattle and badgers ( The position is associated with a large-scale field project in Cornwall and offers opportunities for some involvement with fieldwork.

The position involves collaboration between the Institute of Zoology ( and the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London A base in Cornwall would be preferred but a base in London would be a possibility.

Candidates for this position are expected to have a PhD in a relevant discipline, direct experience of ecological fieldwork, a clean driving licence, and the excellent communication skills needed to interface with stakeholders in a controversial topic. Experience with the analysis of animal movement data, and team leadership, would be a substantial advantage.

To apply please complete and attach separately the ZSL Application form and Equality of Opportunity Monitoring form on our website and send with your cv and the names and full contact details of three referees (including the candidate's Ph.D. supervisor) to by the closing date of: 1 September 2014

ZSL Job Application Form (57.27 KB)


For informal enquiries, contact Prof Rosie Woodroffe (