Postdoctoral Scholar in Conservation at Fresno Chaffee Zoo

Posted on January 10, 2023
Expires: February 10, 2023

The Postdoctoral Scholar will assist with development and implementation of a fully funded grant program to re-wild federal and California endangered Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizards (Gambelia sila) to relict San Joaquin Desert habitat in the Panoche Hills in central California. In the process, this person will lead efforts to quantify natural selection for a suite of fitness-relevant traits and monitor space use, in part using an automated radio-telemetry system. This person will also assist with the management of field teams composed of Conservation Interns, that will typically be college students. This position will have both field and laboratory elements, and opportunities to interact with the public as part of conservation-education programs. Funding is secured for 3 years.

Our comprehensive compensation package includes 100% employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Employee Assistance Program, 401k with employer match, 10 Paid Holidays, Paid Sick, and Paid Vacation time on an accrued basis. The pay range for this position is $64,480 – $77,000. Offers will be based on the successful candidate’s experience.

To apply and view the full job description, go to  When applying, please provide a CV and cover letter describing your key qualifications. For additional information, please contact Rory Telemeco at


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