English Population Biologist


Population management

  • Provide population management advice to TAGs, in particular in the framework of Regional Collection Plans.
  • Provide population management advice to EEPs and ESBs both strategically (goal setting, master planning) and for day-to-day questions related to population management software and interpretation of data analyses.
  • Coordination of quick population assessments as part of the EEP evaluation process, ensuring a qualitative assessment of each programme.
  • Contribute to the development of new population management tools and the integration of new science (e.g. molecular genetics) into existing breeding programme structures.
  • Contribute towards increased integration of the organisations ex situ conservation (breeding) activities with those of zoos in other regions as well as with in situ conservation (breeding) needs and priorities.
  • Teach in the Breeding Programme Management Courses (basic and advanced).
  • Provide liaison to the Population Management Advisory Group (EPMAG).
  • Contribute to various ongoing tasks in the Collection Coordination and Conservation department as appropriate and needed.
  • Where relevant, assist with preparation related to conferences and other general tasks in the office.
  • Contribute to ensuring the communication and publication of related information to the membership (e.g. by publication in eNews, Zooquaria, Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research, etc.).


The Population Biologist will work for the Collection Coordination and Conservation department and report to the Collection Coordination and Conservation Manager. The Population Biologist's main role is assisting TAGs and breeding programmes with defining goals and setting Population Management targets, producing long-term management plans for EEPs and providing technical population management advice, as such contributing to achieving increasingly sustainable populations.

Scholing: Universiteit

Over de werkgever

Association to facilitate cooperation towards the goals of education, research and conservation.

Wat wij bieden
The position of Population Biologist is initially for a fixed one year contract period with the option to extend.

Uren per week: 40

Contract: vast


Unique Amsterdam Centrum
020 535 34 00
Unique Amsterdam Centrum Office
Piet Heinkade 221
1019HM, Amsterdam

Unique Amsterdam Centrum Office

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