Position: Research Biologist
Eligibility: age 30 or younger (see below)
Project: Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery
Wildlife Preservation Canada (WPC) is seeking an experienced biologist to assist with implementation of the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike (LOSH) Recovery Program in Ontario. The Loggerhead Shrike is critically endangered in Canada with fewer than 70 breeding individuals found annually over the last decade. Since 2003, WPC has been coordinating the Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program, which is a multi-faceted program that includes wild population monitoring, captive breeding and release of juveniles, habitat stewardship, and public outreach/education. Recent work has also focused on using modelling to predict where high quality habitat exists for the species in Ontario. This position will assist in all aspects of the core program, and will also take a lead role in updating existing habitat modelling for the species in Ontario, and subsequently conducting GIS analysis to identify priority areas for stewardship. This position will give the candidate diverse experience in the breadth of work associated with species at-risk recovery programs.
Work will be largely office-based, with periodic travel required in the spring and summer to support field teams in southern Ontario.
Reporting to the Lead Biologist, the contract biologist will assist with all aspects of project management for the Loggerhead Shrike Recovery Program. Specific duties will include:
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
ASSET SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
This position may be funded through government youth employment initiatives which require candidates to be:
Please indicated in your application if you meet these criteria.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION
Saving endangered species is strengthened by and requires contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, heritage, knowledge, experiences, and identities. WPC values the diversity of the people we employ and that we work with. We strive to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in our workplace. We are committed to selecting and developing employees to create a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and therefore encourage applications from all qualified individuals.
To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Hazel Wheeler, Lead Biologist – Eastern Loggerhead Shrike Recovery, hazel[at]wildlifepreservation.ca . Please submit your application as a single PDF or MS word file and include the email subject heading “Research Biologist Application”. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.
Applications will be assessed as they are submitted, and the positions will be filled as soon as suitable candidates are found. Applications will not be considered after midnight (EST) October 30, 2022.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 21 2022 ID: 65736