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Hiring: Wolverine Research Associate
Program: Ontario's Northern Boreal Wolverine Program
Organization: Wildlife Conservation Society Canada
Position Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Position Type: Full-time
Salary: $65,000 annually
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Reports to: Dr. Matthew Scrafford
Deadline for application: June 6, 2023
We invite applications for a Wolverine Research Associate position, within Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Canada’s Wolverine Program, that will focus on analyzing the spatial and temporal patterns of wolverine (Gulo gulo) licensed or incidental harvest in Manitoba and Ontario.
The Research Associate will work closely with Dr. Matthew Scrafford (WCS Canada) and in cooperation with provincial wildlife experts from the Manitoba and Ontario governments. This position will be based from WCS Canada’s office in Thunder Bay, Ontario, with the potential to be located remotely. The scope of this position might expand as appropriate to other research topics.
The aim of the Wolverine Program is to conduct research to support the conservation of wolverines in Ontario and elsewhere through development of policy and best-management practices. Using incidental harvest data from Ontario, the Research Associate will analyze the spatial patterns of incidental harvest through time, identify areas of wolverine refugia, model variables associated with the magnitude of incidental harvest, and develop best-management practices with model outputs. The Research Associate will conduct similar analyses with Manitoba licensed harvest records since the 1990’s; these data also include harvest of other furbearers. Deliverables include peer-reviewed publications and a report. The research assistant might be asked to provide analysis support to other projects within the Wolverine Program.
How to apply:
Please submit your CV with cover letter explaining your interest in this position and relevant skills and experience via this link: https://wcscanada.bamboohr.com/careers/51?source=aWQ9Mjc%3D
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For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Matthew Scrafford at firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions regarding the application process, please contact Okechukwu Ezibe at email@example.com .
WCS Canada is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive organization. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices. Applicants with a disability or any special needs may make a request for accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, and we will work with you to meet your needs. Such requests should be communicated to Okechukwu Ezibe ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or by phone 437-770-2776.
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WCS Canada is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for our employees, contractors, and partners. As part of this unwavering commitment to safety, it is a condition of employment that Office-based WCS Canada employees be compliant with the respective Office Safety Plan, which includes being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a COVID-19 vaccine series approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization. This condition is subject to the requirements of applicable human rights legislation.
About WCS Canada
WCS Canada (http://www.wcscanada.org) was established as a Canadian conservation organization in July 2004. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity, and equal opportunity. Our mission is to save wildlife and wild places by improving our understanding of and seeking solutions to critical problems that threaten key species and large wild ecosystems throughout Canada. We implement and support comprehensive field studies that gather information on wildlife needs and then seek to resolve key conservation problems by working with a broad array of actors. WCS Canada has a track record of our science being recognized as relevant, credible and legitimate by researchers, NGOs and agencies. WCS Canada is independently registered and managed, while retaining a strong collaborative working relationship with sister Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) programs in more than 60 countries.
Diversity and inclusion are core WCS Canada values. We value the diversity of the people we employ and work with and we strive to provide an inclusive and equitable workplace in which we recognize the unique characteristics, skills and experiences of all employees. We are committed to engaging our employees in our diversity, equity and inclusion work and together we aim to create a workplace where all staff feel they belong and can grow.
WCS Canada’s programs occur on the homelands of Indigenous Peoples whose relationships various governments are described in historic (numbered) Treaties, modern land claim agreements, and negotiations around unceded lands. We recognize and support the international ecological and social commitments and responsibilities to Indigenous Peoples that Canada has signed, including the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Our commitment to engagement with Indigenous Peoples ranges from notification of research to the provision of scientific advice, to co-creation of research. We respect Indigenous knowledge systems and include this knowledge in our research and conservation programs where possible. We engage in land use planning and impact assessment processes that affect Indigenous Peoples, seeking ways to advance conservation as well as opportunities to sustain the livelihoods and cultures of Indigenous communities. We seek to motivate positive conservation outcomes by supporting effective governance and decision-making
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: May 23 2023 ID: 68259