Research Technician: Amphibian Reproduction and Behavior

The Memphis Zoo is seeking a highly motivated research technician to assist with research on amphibian reproduction and behavior. The candidate will help develop and execute research projects on assisted reproductive technologies, captive-breeding, and animal behavior. The successful candidate is also encouraged to develop projects based on their own expertise, with the goal of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. This position will include opportunities for professional development through personalized mentorship, conference travel, networking events, and training workshops.

Essential Job Functions:

• Assist with planning, experimental design, and execution of research projects

• Assist with gamete collection, in vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation

• Assist with behavioral and morphological assessments

• Conduct field surveys and collect data on captive-released individuals

• Prepare permit applications and reports

• Contribute to scientific manuscripts

• Mentor students and volunteers

• Present research findings in professional settings

• Participate in educational outreach

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or related field.

• Record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.


• Written and oral communication proficiency.

• Proficiency in MS Office and R statistical programming.

• Attention to detail and the ability to maintain a high work quality under pressure.

• Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Application Requirements:

This is a full-time position that works up to 40 hrs per week and regularly requires weekend and holiday work.

Deadlines: Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2019.  The successful applicant should be available to start by March 15, 2020, or earlier.

To apply:

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, unofficial college transcript, and three letters of recommendation.  If possible, upload these materials as a single PDF file.  All application materials must be submitted online via the link provided below, but recommendation letters only should be emailed separately to Dr. Sinlan Poo, Research Scientist, Department of Conservation and Research, Memphis Zoo, See Memphis Zoo job application webpage for additional details.

Application website: