Full Professor and Canada Research Chair

Full Job Description
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) in the College of Biological Science (CBS) at the University of Guelph (UoG) invites outstanding applicants for a prestigious Tier 1 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics. The position is only open to individuals from one or more of the following equity-seeking groups: women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups. This is a tenured position normally at the rank of Full Professor. Tier I CRCs are initially awarded for seven years and can be renewed for a second term. For more details, visit the CRC Program.

This Tier 1 CRC in Eukaryote Biodiversity Genomics is a position of strategic importance to IB, CBS, and the UoG as it will aid the continuity and continued growth of the Centre for Biodiversity Genomics (CBG). In particular, this position will aim to leverage the world-renowned DNA barcoding and metabarcoding expertise within the CBG to maintain its global leadership in developing and applying DNA-based identification systems for multicellular eukaryotes. The Centre is also deeply involved in efforts to apply this knowledge to advance biodiversity assessment and conservation.

Candidates must possess an outstanding record of research accomplishment which has led to their recognition as an international leader in the biodiversity genomics of eukaryotes. They should also have a strong record in securing grants and considerable experience in supervising graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidate must develop an innovative research program that will attract support from NSERC and other Canadian funders, but they should also be prepared to lead the assembly of larger collaborative grants and contribute to knowledge translation and transfer in association with college and university research offices. While this is a research-intensive appointment, the CRC will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching, albeit at a reduced load.

The successful candidate will hold a leadership position in the CBG, a flagship research centre at the UofG. Over the past 20 years, it has received more than $150 million in support. These funds have allowed the construction of a 50,000 sq ft2 research facility, the acquisition of computational and sequencing infrastructure, and the assembly of a research team with world-class expertise in biodiversity genomics (https://biodiversitygenomics.net/). The CBG also has a global network of research alliances through its leadership of the International Barcode of Life Consortium.

The CRC position will be based in the CBG, but the incumbent will hold a faculty appointment within IB, a dynamic department with 35 faculty whose research interests span conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, and physiology across diverse taxa and at levels from molecules to ecosystems. IB values diversity and inclusivity because it knows that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a representative academic community. The Department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with excellence in research and teaching. The Department has developed an EDI statement and specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. The CRC holder is expected to have a strong track record of mentorship in equitable and inclusive research environments, establish a diverse research team, and create an inclusive environment that enables all members to reach their full research potential. The CRC holder should also have a track record of providing opportunities for equity-deserving groups.

CRC Requirements

The CRC program is committed to excellence in research and research training and promotes exemplary practices with respect to equity and diversity. As such, it aims to ensure the appropriate representation of women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous Peoples, and racialized persons. To advance towards this goal, the present position is only eligible to individuals from one or more of the following equity-seeking groups: women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups. The University supports the Canada Research Chairs Program’s commitment to EDI. Learn more about the University’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan for the CRC Program. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Candidates from the academic sector must be full professors or senior associate professors while those from the public or private sectors must possess equivalent qualifications. The nomination resulting from the selection process is forwarded to the CRC Secretariat for review and final approval. Please consult the CRC program for full program information, including details on eligibility.

Application Process
Assessment of applications will begin on August 31, 2022 and will continue until a nominee is selected. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file) to:

Dr. Glen Van Der Kraak
Chair of the CRC Selection Committee
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: gvanderk@uoguelph.ca

 

Cover letter (1-2 pages)
Alignment of your research with programs underway in CBG, in IB, and with priorities in the University of Guelph’s Strategic Research Plan.
Overview of the proposed structure of your research team.
Anticipated infrastructure and space requirements.
Full curriculum vitae.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion statement (1-page)
Discuss how your research embeds EDI considerations
Research statement (< 6 pages)
Overview of your research, including knowledge mobilization and innovation activities.
Alignment with CBG’s research strength in biodiversity genomics.
Potential collaborations with other researchers at the U of G.
Social/economic benefits that may result from the research program.
Contribution and fit of your research to the Canadian and international research ecosystem
References
Contact details for three individuals who will submit a letter of recommendation
Letters of reference will only be requested for candidates who are shortlisted.
As the CRC Program requires the collection of self-identification data, each applicant must complete the University’s Applicant Tracking Questionnaire. This information is collected by the Office of Diversity and Human Rights in support of the University’s employment equity program, and all self-identification details of candidates are kept confidential. Applicants who self-identify as an Indigenous person on the Applicant Tracking Questionnaire will be asked to confirm their First Nation, Inuit or Métis citizenship or ancestral and kinship connections in a confidential follow-up process.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University
The University of Guelph is the third largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph recognizes that an inclusive campus and a culture of inclusion https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9 is an institutional and social imperative. Acknowledging the University’s diverse population and ensuring that every member of an inclusive campus is a valued contributor is a foundational pillar of a successful post-secondary institution. The University of Guelph is committed to an Employment Equity Program that includes special measures to address the underrepresentation of individuals from four groups designated by the Employment Equity Act (women, persons with disabilities, Indigenous peoples, and racialized groups) within its allocation of Canada Research Chairs.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and Métis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.

Research Assistant – Polar Bears

The School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan and the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board are looking to hire a Research Assistant to work on a polar bear research project.

See full opportunity description here.

Research Technician – Bat Conservation Planning

Full Job Description
Research Technician – Bat Conservation Planning
Primary Purpose: The Evo-Eco-Energetics lab (principle investigator: Jeffrey Lane; www.lanelab.ca) in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan is recruiting two full-time technicians to support ongoing and planned work on endangered bats in Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will work closely with the Evo-Eco-Energetics lab and the Ministry of Environment (Saskatchewan). The overall purpose is to assist with the development of field data collection plans, and a citizen-science campaign, as well as oversee acoustic data processing for little brown Myotis and northern long-eared Myotis in Saskatchewan. The initial appointments are for two months with the possibility of extension, given satisfactory performance, and the availability of funding.

Nature of Work: The individuals in these positions will be responsible for assisting with ongoing, and planning future, monitoring projects for endangered bats in Saskatchewan. Coordination with collaborators and partners will enable province-wide searches for critical and important habitat. Specific responsibilities will include: planning for multi-year hibernacula and maternity roost surveys. This will involve using available information (e.g., published literature, GIS spatial data, and on-the-ground knowledge) to strategically plan future survey locations in the province. Work will also involve assisting with developing a citizen science/public outreach campaign to inform the public about bats and enlist their help in conserving bat populations. This responsibility will require developing and distributing educational/promotional materials and designing/hosting workshops related to bats (e.g., in using hand-held acoustic detectors). Lastly, the technician will assist with analyzing/processing previously collected acoustic data from monitoring projects in the province.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

Future survey planning – including: literature review for correlates of bat habitat use, use of GIS data and software to identify areas in the province for future surveys, communication with local groups (including, as appropriate, Indigenous communities).
Citizen science/public education – including: developing and hosting citizen science workshops (remotely or in person, as is appropriate given the status of COVID-19) and developing promotional/educational materials (e.g., posters/pamphlets/web content).
Bat acoustic data analysis – including: computer analysis of previously collected bat acoustic data (using the program Kaleidoscope Pro).
Education: Candidates must have completed an undergraduate degree (graduate degree is preferred) in ecology, wildlife science, conservation or environmental biology, or a related field. Evidence of previous experience relevant to the required tasks is required.

Licenses: Candidates will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to starting the position.

Experience: Required: Evidence of previous professional experience relevant to the required tasks is required. Preferred: experience with ArcGIS mapping software, Microsoft Access and Excel (or equivalent database/spreadsheet programs); knowledge of Kaleidoscope Pro software. Previous experience with public education/outreach is also considered an asset.

Skills: Applicants must be able to work independently and to support members of a team. Excellent written and oral communication skills to diverse audiences are required. Media training is an asset. Maturity, good coordination, organization and ingenuity are requirements.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Jeffrey Lane (Jeffrey.lane@usask.ca).

 

Department: Biology
Status: Term
Employment Group: Research
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Phase/Band: Salary Band 1
Posted Date: 1/20/2022
Closing Date: Until Filled
Number of Openings: 2
Work Location: May be eligible for hybrid work under the terms of USask’s Alternative Workspace Guidelines

The successful applicant will be required to provide the following current verification(s) where ‘Yes’ is indicated below. Further information is available at: https://careers.usask.ca/tips-for-applying.php

Criminal Record Check: Not Applicable
Driver’s License and Abstract Check: Not Applicable
Education/Credential Verification: Not Applicable
Vulnerable Sector Check: Not Applicable

Learn more about what we are doing to keep our campus community safe.

The University of Saskatchewan has instated a number of health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic. As of January 4, 2022, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment and proof of vaccination will be required. The University will consider accommodations requests for individuals in accordance with the requirements of the The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018.

 

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Conservation Research Population Ecologist

Full Job Description
Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization! The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time permanent Conservation Research Population Ecologist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for project management and/or developing peer-reviewed publications and reports related to conservation translocation programs. They will provide guidance regarding program decisions to internal and external partners and will take conservation actions and inspire conservation actions by others. The Conservation Research Population Ecologist leads research to provide science-based advice to inform management decisions and/or the development of policies, guidelines, or best practices for species at risk. They will build and foster partnerships and collaborations with representatives from academia, government, industry, and other stakeholders to advance the zoo’s mission and vision.
As the successful candidate, you will work within our Conservation Translocation portfolio with a focus on our Greater Sage Grouse project, however in the future you may be required to focus on other conservation species as needed.
Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places
Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation
What you will do:

Project management including developing, designing and leading research or conservation initiatives related to conservation translocation and/or community-based conservation.- Conduct literature searches, collect, manage, analyze and interpret data (species specific and overarching – i.e., systematic reviews)
Collaborate with others to disseminate information through writing and publishing research results (species specific and overarching)
Communicate conservation research in media interviews, public presentations, national and international conferences
Supervise, direct work, and evaluate performance of project researcher, field technicians, volunteers, and/or students
Assist in the development of funding proposals and donor reports, presentations, and field site visits
Build and foster partnerships and collaborations with representatives from academia, government, industry or other stakeholders to advance projects or initiatives
Plan, organize and prioritize work of a small group of people to achieve objectives
Participate on internal or external teams and advisory groups
Provide science-based advice to support management decisions and/or the development of policies, guidelines or best practices
Financial responsibility monthly p-card reporting and/or developing budgets
Assist with other departmental needs associated with conservation translocation and community-based conservation science as needed
What you will bring:

MSc in Biology or Zoology is required, PhD in Biology or Zoology is an asset
Class 5 Driver’s License
5+ years’ experience in conservation biology or a related field
Experience with biological fieldwork
Experience collecting, managing, analyzing, and interpreting data
Experience publishing peer-review scientific papers
Excellent communication skills
Experience supervising/mentoring
Experience managing budgets and project/financial reporting
Additional Requirements:

All candidates must be eligible to work in Canada
Working Conditions:

Extensive office work involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations
Field conditions, working long, irregular hours in inclement weather
Field work may involve hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, sunburn or frostbite, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, heavy lifting of field equipment, exposure to wildlife diseases
Travel to field locations
Driving on highways and dirt roads
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be a no smoking environment including vaping as of January 1, 2023.

What We Offer:

A chance to make a direct impact on the conservation of various iconic Canadian species
Competitive compensation
Flexible benefits plan, including a health spending account
Employer matching RRSP
Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of animals from around the world
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?
If this position suits your skills, experience and personal attributes, we want to talk to you.
Apply by doing the following:
Step 1: Watch this video about the conservation work being done at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo (http://youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0)
Step 2: Submit a cover letter and resume via our online application form.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than* July 10, 2022 @ 4:00pm MST.*
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the organization’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Job Type: Full-time

Wildlife Management Biologist Intern

Position description

The sustainable management of Nunavut’s wildlife resources depends on the next generation of conservation leaders. The NWMB has launched a new wildlife management intern casual position to help support Inuit in their journey to be environmental stewards. As a Wildlife Management Intern, you will build a diverse skill set and gain practical knowledge on wildlife research and management through valuable real-world experience. You will work with the diverse Wildlife Staff team and report to the Director of Wildlife.

See full position description here.

Policy Intern, Protected Areas (Indigenous)

POLICY INTERN (INDIGENOUS)

Organization: Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks

City: Peterborough, Ontario; *other Ontario locations may be considered

Job Term: Temporary fixed-term contract for up to 12 months

Salary: $58,029.00 – $80,306.00 Per Year

Job ID: 181683

Join the Ontario Parks team  where you will provide support, analysis, and advice on evidence-based policies and standards related to the establishment and management of provincial parks and conservation reserves and other protected and conserved area types across Ontario.

SENIOR FIELD TECHNICIAN

Take the next step in your career by joining the team at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo and grow your experience in Conservation Research at a globally recognized conservation organization!  The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is seeking a full-time temporary Senior Field Technician to join our team.  The successful candidate will support the Conservation & Science team in a variety of projects and programs within the conservation research department, including both field-based and office-based tasks.  You will work with internal teams as well as external partners to advance the conservation science and actions on the ground for species at risk.  You will provide technical expertise to conservation field crews, coordinate conservation program logistics and safety needs, build positive internal and external relations, and contribute to communications activities.

This is a temporary, full-time position with the possibility of an extension. The position will report to the Senior Manager, Conservation Operations at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.  The position requires significant field-based work and will be largely based at remote work locations across western Canada for the June-October period.

Our Mission | Take and inspire action to sustain wildlife and wild places
Our Values | Effective collaboration and communication, honesty and integrity, customer focus, safety, and conservation

Contract:

Start Date: June 1, 2022
End Date: December 31, 2022
What you will do:

The regular role of the Senior Field Technician supports and assists the conservation programs in the following job responsibilities:

Implementing conservation actions for species in the field (i.e., live-trapping, handling, releasing, transporting individual species to and from zoo and field sites, supplemental feeding, behavioural observations, tracking, morphometric measurements, camera traps, monitoring and surveys)
Collect quality data in the field for various conservation research programs/projects
Conduct background research (i.e., literature searches), data entry, data validation, back up and save data and as needed data summary and analysis
Permit, report writing and assist with publication writing as needed for various programs/projects
Review, follow, update and help develop field research protocols for programs/projects
Review, sign, follow, update and help develop field hazard assessments for programs/projects
Set up, inventory, order and maintain field equipment for various programs/projects
Support with stakeholder communications and relationships (i.e. landowners and external partners)
Available for occasional public/zoo presentations
May lead or co-lead conservation research programs/projects in the field, as needed
May, on occasion if needed, train and/or oversee seasonal field staff or volunteers
May assist with interviews and hiring of seasonal field staff, as needed
May work with volunteers
Other tasks as needed
For this limited-term position, the successful candidate will support aspects of the above job responsibilities, with a specific focus on the following:

Provide technical field expertise and support to the greater sage-grouse conservation program, including fieldwork in eastern Alberta and Saskatchewan
Work closely with the Animal Care team to support successful processes and relations for greater sage-grouse and other conservation breeding programs
Provide additional technical support to other conservation programs’ field activities across western Canada as needed
Quality data collection, entry, validation and database organization
Coordinate logistical needs for conservation programs, including equipment cataloguing, maintenance, organization and purchasing; permit applications; identifying efficiencies in accommodation and transportation needs for field crews; and other logistics
Serve as the conservation department’s Health and Safety representative, taking an active leadership role in the continual identification and improvement of health and safety needs, including improvements to the department’s InReach procedures, conducting mid-season safety check-ins on all conservation programs, and supporting the coordination of health and safety needs in the office environment
Contribute to communications from the field for the Wilder Institute, including appearing on-camera, in live presentations, and speaking with the media, to share aspects of conservation fieldwork in action
Supporting the Conservation Operations team with other tasks as required
What you will bring:

BSc in Biology or a related discipline is required however a MSc is an asset
2 to 3 years experience with biological fieldwork (e.g. radio monitoring, wildlife and vegetation surveys, animal handling, etc.)
Class 5 Driver’s License
Standard First Aid, Wilderness First Aid is preferred
Demonstrate a passion for wildlife conservation and a love of working outdoors
Experience working with captive or wild birds preferred but not required
An interest in improving team safety protocols and safe operating practices; experience on a health and safety committee an asset
Demonstrate the ability to take initiative to identify improvement to logistical operations and problem-solving
Ability to successfully work independently in both field and office-based settings
Experience communicating with partners and collaborators to develop and maintain excellent partner relations
Experience communicating biological information to public audiences an asset
The ability to provide and receive constructive feedback
Experience at making sound decisions in a very dynamic environment
Experience working in a field crew (minimum 4 consecutive weeks)
Excellent interpersonal skills and experience living with co-workers in tight quarters
Experience with data entry, management (in Microsoft Access) an asset
An eye for detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry is essential
Must have a high level of physical fitness
Working Conditions:

Extensive periods of field work at various locations
Extensive periods of office work involving long periods of sitting at computer work stations
Field conditions, working long, irregular hours in inclement weather
Field work may involved hazards such as dangerous animals, insects, sunburn or frostbit, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, heaving lifting of field equipment, exposure to wildlife diseases
Driving on highways and dirt roads
Travel to field locations and remote work is required
As a requirement of working in one or more National Parks, vaccination against Covid-19 is required for this role
The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo is an outdoor facility and all staff working at the zoo must be comfortable working in a large variety of outdoor conditions. The zoo follows the advice of Environment Canada when responding to temperature and air quality issues.

What the Zoo Offers:

Discounts on food, beverage, and merchandise
Participation in the Staff Pass Benefit Plan
A fun, rewarding work environment and the opportunity to work in a park full of wild animals
Are you ready to join one of Canada’s leaders in wildlife conservation?

Apply by doing the following:

Watch this video to learn more about the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – the kind of conservation organization the world needs now.  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J1VH1MBXm0&t=1s)
Submit your resume with a cover letter via our online application system.
Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada.

If this position is a fit for you, we encourage you to apply with a resume and cover letter no later than May 20, 2022 @ 4:00 p.m. MST.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo strives to cultivate a workplace in which everyone feels welcome and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. As a conservation organization, we respect and value the diversity of all life and come together as individuals and teammates to achieve the Zoo’s mission and vision. We recognize the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and work to advance our culture to ensure diverse viewpoints are heard and everyone has an equitable chance to succeed and thrive.

All candidates are thanked for their applications and advised that only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

WildCAM Coordinator

Hours: Full time (we may consider part time for the right candidate), 1-year contract

Location: Remote position (work from home)

Anticipated Start Date: June 2022

Reporting to: Kate Le Souef, Programs Director at BC Parks Foundation

Job Overview:

BC Parks Foundation’s mission is to enhance and pass on the legacy of BC’s world-class parks system so that it flourishes forever. At BCPF, WildCAM is part of the Wildlife Forever program, which uses various data collection methods, including remote wildlife cameras, eDNA and citizen science initiatives, to grow our understanding of the state of B.C.’s parks, help inform management decisions and engage a critical network of park stewards throughout the province.

BC Parks Foundation works closely with WildCo Lab at UBC. Research in the WildCo Lab is motivated by the fundamental question of how best to conserve, manage, and restore biodiversity in a rapidly changing, human-dominated world. The research aims to be grounded in ecological principles and quantitative rigour, while incorporating interdisciplinary perspectives that are a critical part of conservation science.

The WildCAM network is a community of practice to facilitate collaborative analysis of wildlife camera data. WildCAM helps community groups and Indigenous partners answer questions about wildlife throughout B.C. (and beyond) with camera trapping projects, by providing resources to create partnerships, plan projects and analyze results.

Remote camera science has become a major tool for wildlife monitoring and research around the world, with incredible potential to collect masses of data on flora and fauna across the province. Remote camera data has the capacity to powerfully inform and improve stewardship in B.C. Standardization, coordination, and synthesis of wildlife camera surveys is an active and rapidly growing area, with multiple groups working to improve effectiveness.

This role will support, advance, and enrich the WildCAM network, faciliating large scale collaboration.

Key Activities

Create, coordinate and provide in-person and/or virtual training, resources, and opportunities for membership and community (particularly Indigenous) partners

Coordinate WildCAM projects to facilitate large-scale analyses

Design and implement projects on BCPF and partner lands

Organize, attend and/or facilitate network meetings and community outreach events (virtual or in-person)

Advance the rigorous collection and use of wildlife data from wildlife cameras in a manner that supports wildlife management in British Columbia.

Outreach to existing and prospective network members, including relationship development or continuation with Indigenous, government, community, academic, industry, and other partners
Required qualifications:

Proven experience in community outreach and engagement, including experience working with Indigenous peoples
Advanced degree or equivalent experience, associated research experience, and sufficient technical background in conservation science
Proficiency in handling wildlife monitoring data and in large-scale analyses, including proficiency in R
Strong communication and networking skills
Well-versed in conservation and land management topics in B.C.
Passionate about conservation and stewardship
Experience in the charitable sector, especially grant writing and general fundraising, is an asset
All employees may carry out a range of functions beyond their core roles.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to careers@bcparksfoundation.ca before May 16, 2022.

WILDLIFE RESEARCH ANALYST

Do you have a background in wildlife biology and forest ecology, with experience in wildlife field research? If so, consider this interesting role with the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Ontario Public Service (OPS) is committed to being an employer of first choice, creating a positive and inclusive work environment.

We offer:
• a defined benefit pension plan
• maternity and parental leave top-up benefits which includes adoptive parents
• comprehensive health plan
• life and disability insurance
• flexible work arrangements
• collegial and professional work culture
• career growth and development opportunities across multiple business areas
• on-the-job training to support your success in the role

What can I expect to do in this role?
In this role, you will:
• plan, conduct and coordinate field and laboratory components of a research program investigating the impacts of forest management and other activities on large mammals and other wildlife in the Boreal Forest
• provide specialized scientific and analytical support to the NMEP research programs to deliver on objectives and goals in a timely, safe and efficient manner
• analyze data, write scientific reports and communicate results and achievements to a variety of project partners and clients
• provide group leadership and report on the activities of the research team in the study area(s)

How do I qualify?
Mandatory
• You must have a valid class ‘G’ driver’s licence or equivalent, as recognized by the Province of Ontario. The offer of employment is conditional upon the successful candidate providing proof that they have a valid driver’s licence upon being hired.
• You have the ability to work long hours, in rough terrain, in inclement weather, in remote locations requiring extended periods away from home.

Technical expertise:
• knowledge of one or more areas of natural science is required to understand the context of anthropogenic disturbance, forest ecology and advanced principles of wildlife biology and management
• knowledge of policies, procedures and legal instruments (Crown Forest Sustainability Act, Forest EA, Endangered Species Act) governing forest management in Ontario

Field experience:
• knowledge of habitat sampling procedures; large mammal capture, immobilization and handling procedures; radio and satellite telemetry and analysis of wildlife tracking data
• technical skills to undertake field operations, including the ability to operate boats, ATVs, snowmobiles etc. and conduct aerial surveys in fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft

Communication and interpersonal skills:
• ability to communicate with scientific and technical audiences, or the public, and write concise technical documents such as reports, guidance documents, and publish in scientific peer-reviewed journals
• tact, negotiation and consensus-building skills to work with team members, research partners and co-ordinate activities to achieve common goals and deliver results

Technology proficiency:
• knowledge of standard experimental and sampling designs, GIS and database management and applicable software multivariate statistics, word processing, graphics software and information technology to acquire data and analyze it, prepare and present reports, and transfer results

Project management:
• planning and organizational skills to implement field projects of a complex nature in order to develop project teams, contribute to determining objectives and approaches, and meet project deliverables with minimal supervision
• ability to work within a team as group leader or in support of project team members

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.
We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.
We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Additional Information:
Address:
1 Permanent, 421 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 421 James St S, Thunder Bay, North Region
Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad – definitions
Schedule:
3-A
Category:
Fish and Wildlife
Posted on:
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Note:
N-NR-181399/22
How to apply:
You must apply online.
Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
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If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Us to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.
Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, May 24, 2022 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)

Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC)

Applications now open; application review begins March 28

Now accepting applications for the prestigious CERC competition

The University of Calgary invites applications from world-leading researchers for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) Competition. The CERC program is designed to attract world‑renowned researchers to launch ambitious and impactful research programs at Canadian universities.

Located in Canada’s most enterprising city, the traditional territory of the peoples of Treaty 7 and Region 3 of the Métis Nation of Alberta, the University of Calgary (UCalgary) is a global and innovative intellectual hub for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and community engagement.

UCalgary is one of Canada’s top comprehensive research universities, with more than 6,500 graduate students and 28,500 undergraduate students, more than 1,800 academic staff (continuing, contingent term or limited term appointment), more than 1,300 sessionals, and more than 3,200 non-academic staff, in 14 Faculties, across five campuses. The vibrant and research-intensive environment at UCalgary is home to 146 research chairs (with 99 Canada Research Chair allocations), and more than 50 research institutes and centres. UCalgary has the fastest growth rate in attracting research funding among the 10 largest universities in Canada and in 2022 ranked fifth among Canada’s top research universities in Research Infosource Inc.’s latest Top 50 Research Universities, the youngest university to have reached the top five.

Framework for Growth
The university’s new Framework for Growth establishes principles and focus areas for the University of Calgary over the coming decade. It will ignite our entrepreneurial spirit to turn challenges into opportunities to improve the world around us. It will help to meet our academic and research ambitions and strengthen our community engagement in one of Canada’s most diverse cities, whose exciting future is unfolding rapidly, and where scientific disciplines will play a major role. Built around three big ideas (transdisciplinary scholarship, integration with our community and future-focused program delivery), the Framework will distinguish the university and drive growth.

The Opportunity

The University of Calgary invites applications from world renowned researchers for the prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) 2022 Competition. The CERC program stands at the centre of a national strategy to foster research excellence in Canada and improve our depth of knowledge and quality of life, strengthen Canada’s international competitiveness, and help train the next generation of highly skilled people. The program offers an avenue for Canadian institutions to recruit the best global talent and brand Canada as a location of choice for world-leading research. CERCs are one of the largest and most prestigious awards available globally, providing the world’s top researchers and their teams with funding support over eight years to support their research programs and teams.

The CERC recruitment uses a two staged process where interested applicants must first apply to the open job posting at the University. The successful applicant from that first stage will then enter a second stage, for which they co-develop an application with the University to the federal government funding program.  The University of Calgary will provide substantial institutional support in the preparation and development of the program application. Appointment to one of these positions is contingent upon the applicant being awarded a Canada Excellence Research Chair and is subject to the availability of funding and to final approval by the University Board of Governors and the Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS). Interested applicants are invited to review the full program details here. Candidates who are unsuccessful in a CERC chair application at the national competition may be considered as a nominee for a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in the areas identified below.

CERC Chair awardees will have up to 12 months to take up the award after the notice of award and acceptance has been signed by all parties.

This program provides an opportunity for international researchers, including Canadian expatriates wishing to relocate to Canada, to lead a prestigious research program at the University of Calgary and to contribute to Canada’s excellence in research and innovation. Applicants must be full professors or associate professors expected to be promoted to full professor within one to two years of the nomination. Successful applicants will have an outstanding track record of research contributions in their field including a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within their research ecosystems, and demonstrated leadership/mentorship within research teams. The University of Calgary is seeking CERC candidates in the themes listed below.

University of Calgary CERC Themes

Pluralistic Societies: Epistemic Pluralism and Ecologies of Knowledges
Pluralistic Societies: Transdisciplinarity, Cognitive Justice and Education
Intersection of Stress and Addiction
Mountain Watershed Sustainability
Quantum Interfaces
Hydrogen – Safe, Acceptable and Fair Energy

Learn more about this opportunity

This search is being managed by Janet Soles and Associates Executive Search, questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to UofCCERC@jssearch.ca.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at UCalgary
As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding diversity or requests for accommodation can be sent to Human Resources (hrhire@ucalgary.ca).

To Apply
Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the University of Calgary Careers site using the ‘Apply Now’ link. Complete applications should include:

Cover letter that identifies (maximum two pages):the theme (1 to 6) aligned to the applicant’s research
description of the societal impact of the candidate’s most significant contributions
Curriculum vitae including names and contact information of three referees
Brief description of the candidate’s research plan, including a description of how equity, diversity and inclusion has been incorporated into research design and research team (maximum three pages)
Questions regarding this opportunity may be directed to: UofCCERC@jssearch.ca

Review of Applications will begin on March 28.

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate’s research productivity.

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy in line with the foundational goals of Eyes High, committing is committed to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do. Learn more about ii’ taa’poh’to’p (the Indigenous strategy).

The University of Calgary’s comprehensive benefits and pension program is designed to promote a productive level of health and well-being to staff members. To learn about our comprehensive benefits package for this Calgary-based, English speaking position (with the ability to speak an Indigenous language recognized as an asset), please click here.

Calgary
Recently ranked the 5th most liveable city in the world (2019) by The Economist, and possessing one of the youngest populations of major cities in Canada, Calgary is home to world-class attractions, sporting amenities and public infrastructure that supports a healthy lifestyle, making it a great place to raise a family. Situated where the Canadian plains reach the sunny foothills of Canada’s majestic Rocky Mountains, Calgary is a major urban centre surrounded by an area of profound beauty with an awe-inspiring mountains, lakes, rivers and gorgeous prairie.

Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city.

Consistently rated by the United Nations as the world’s best country to live in, Canada is the world’s second largest country by total area and is one of the most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations. Canada ranks among the highest in international measurements of government transparency, civil liberties, quality of life, economic freedom, and education.