Wildlife Forensics Jobs

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Forensic Science Officer

  • Job Title - African Wildlife Forensics Network: Forensic Science Officer 21k USD p/a
  • Closing date - 30th April 2019
  • Start date - 1st June 2019

A two-year full-time post is available to coordinate the African Wildlife Forensics Network (AWFN) and manage the development of international wildlife forensic resources. The AWFN is a collaboration of wildlife forensic scientists, wildlife crime scene investigators and other wildlife law enforcement stakeholders. We are working to improve national capacity for the use of forensic science to tackle the illegal wildlife trade across Africa.

The post is managed by TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network and hosted at the South African National Zoological Garden (NZG), part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI). The successful applicant will be responsible for coordinating regional projects on the development of digital and biological reference systems for wildlife forensics, as well as organizing regular AWFN meetings.

The successful applicant will have a Masters degree or equivalent experience in biological sciences, ideally with knowledge of genetics and/or conservation science. You must be able to demonstrate previous project management experience and an aptitude for international communication and collaboration. Experience of forensic science is desirable but not essential. The post requires a high level of written and spoken English; French language ability is preferred. The post-holder will be required to travel internationally and be eligible to work in South Africa or apply for the relevant work permits.

For further information please contact:
Dr. Rob Ogden, Programme Director,
TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network.
Email: rob.ogden@tracenetwork.org;

Applicants should email a C.V. and letter of application as word documents or pdfs to: info@tracenetwork.org

Closing date: Midnight GMT, Tuesday 30th April 2019.