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Animal Wellbeing Data Analyst

Posted: January 26, 2024 Expired: February 23, 2024
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Animal Wellbeing Data Analyst

Are you a data enthusiast with a passion for animal welfare? Join our collaborative Wellness Team as our Animal Wellbeing Data Analyst where your analytical talent can make a meaningful impact on the future of animals in our care. With a focus on research and species well-being, you'll analyze the five domains crucial to animal welfare: behavioral, physical, nutritional, environmental, and mental.

Our team boasts over 520 collective observation hours, driving the success of our program. Whether you hold a bachelor’s degree in business, a quantitative field, animal behavior, psychology, biology, or zoology, or boast equivalent experience, we want you on our team. You have a year of hands-on experience in dynamic biology or psychology research and expertise in executing rigorous, science-based research methods and skills to drive our projects forward. Bring your knowledge of scripting and querying to streamline processes and revolutionize analytical workflows. With two years of experience in presenting research findings to professional and scientific audiences, your ability to communicate complex ideas is invaluable.

From data mining to engaging with all levels of team members, interns, and volunteers, your skills will shape frameworks for documentation, evaluation, and continuous improvement. Exciting projects lie ahead as we integrate enrichment strategies and observe behavior-husbandry impact.

Join us in the journey of research and innovation and help us fulfill our mission of "Connecting our community to wildlife and wild places."

Do you have…

  • Bachelor's degree in business, a quantitative field, animal behavior, behavioral psychology, biology, zoology, or a related field, or equivalent experience?
  • One year (1) of hands-on experience in data and research, particularly within the dynamic fields of biology or psychology research?
  • One year (1) experience for executing rigorous, science-based research methods?
  • Knowledge in scripting & querying (Python, R, SQL, Power BI) to streamline processes and supercharge analytical workflows?
  • Two years (2) experience in presenting research findings to professional and scientific audiences.
  • Experience to implement data standards & automation to extract, synthesize, and validate data from diverse sources?

A Plus…

  • Master of Science degree. 
  • Three (3) years’ experience in biological or behavioral research. 
  • Experience developing or supporting custom software applications, code, and/or programs.
  • Working knowledge of programming language for statistical computing and graphics such as Java, C++, JavaScript. 
  • Working knowledge of software programs for statistical analysis such as R Studio, R Shiny, Python or IBM SPSS Statistics. 
  • Knowledge of thermal cameras such as Teledyne Flir.  Knowledge of survey-based programs such as Alchemer.


  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors under all environmental conditions and temperatures.
  • Ability to transport and move items frequently up to 50 pounds for short distances without difficulty.
  • Ability to access and navigate each department at the organization on foot, including any construction sites.
  • Ability to consistently speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and communications.
  • Ability to consistently remain on your feet for prolonged periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity for standing, reaching, flexibility, and body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling, stoop, bend, lift, kneel, crawl, climb, jump, dig and prolonged standing.
  • Auditory ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, two-way radio, and face-to-face interactions.
  • Visual and auditory acuity appropriate for safety and discern differences in documents.
  • Exceptional visual acuity is required, along with the ability to communicate, comprehend and decipher/hear information accurately, using a two-way radio.

Inclusion, diversity, and equality as a value.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens embraces diversity in a meaningful way and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of a person's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, place of birth, sex, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, weight, or height.



Compensation depends on experience with an hourly range $18.00-$19.50?

How to Apply

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
370 Zoo Parkway
Jacksonville, FL 32218

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