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Pacific Pocket Mouse Research Assistant I - Seasonal

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
Bachelor Degree

This job vacancy mandates that you have passed Bachelor Degree to apply for the position. The employer's non-disclosure of salary means that you can negotiate based on the company's global presence and expansion plans. This job opportunity is open to candidates who are currently living in Escondido, as well as those who are willing to relocate for the position. If you're looking for a flexible work schedule, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance has several full time job opportunities available. May 9, 2024 marked the start of the job listing for the Pacific Pocket Mouse Research Assistant I - Seasonal position, which will expire on June 6, 2024. The position is located at Escondido , CA , Escondido , CA.

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance

Pacific Pocket Mouse Research Assistant I - Seasonal

The Research Assistant assists with some or all of the following tasks: the gathering and analysis of research data from the laboratory or the field; attending to the needs of animals in managed care, plants, biological samples, and/or community members. This position reports to a Supervisor level or higher in the Conservation Science & Wildlife Health department.


  • Perform a variety of laboratory, diagnostic, animal care, educational, and/or field duties.
  • Collect, collate, maintain, process, and/or analyze records relevant to current projects (e.g., biological samples).
  • Prepare, arrange, and maintain records for sample and/or wildlife shipments.
  • Collect and record data utilizing spreadsheet and database systems.
  • Document, file, and maintain records.
  • Maintain supply inventories and prepares purchase requisitions.
  • Assist with repair and maintain of equipment and supplies.
  • Learn and master project or program processes.


San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance is seeking an individual who is inspired to be a part of an organization that is committed to protecting wildlife around the globe. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work both independently and as a valued team member, able to follow detailed protocols, communicate effectively with team and partners, and be proactive in problem solving. The ideal candidate will have experience in husbandry and care of rodents ex-situ and field surveys in-situ. Ability to work under adverse conditions such as shifted night schedules, extreme temperatures, exposure to sun, wind, and varied terrain is highly valued as is experience with data management and operating a 4-wheel drive vehicle.

    • Some experience and/or certification in conducting laboratory or field-based research is preferred. 
    • Experience with science communication or interpretation of scientific concepts preferred. 


    • Bachelor’s degree in biology, zoology, botany, or a related field or equivalent specialized training required. 


    • Training in methodology and equipment used in the assigned area of biological research, animal care, diagnostics, social science, or science communication required.
    • Ability to operate moderately complex computer software programs required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required.
    • Ability to attend to the needs of assigned research collections and/or community members required.
    • Ability to learn and perform data and sample gathering techniques required.
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a diverse environment and with diverse populations required.


  • Free admission to the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • Family Passes
  • Complimentary Tickets
  • Local and In-House Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program


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  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt Seasonal Position from June 6 through December 5
  • Hourly Range: $ 23.41 to $25.89


Hourly Range: $ 23.41 to $25.89

How to Apply

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Pacific Pocket Mouse Research Assistant I - Seasonal - San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance - Career Portal (

San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027
Phone: 619-231-1515

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