Job Posting: Research Biologist

After a  much needed holiday, Wild49 is back up and running! To start the new year off on a helpful note, here is a pretty great job posting:

Ducks Unlimited Canada’s Institute for Wetlands and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) is seeking a Research Biologist to work on a project examining the effects of landscape changes on settling and productivity of waterfowl in the boreal forest. The position is a one-year term with potential to renew for at least 2 additional years.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
overseeing logistical planning for upcoming field seasons
leading field operations of helicopter-based aerial surveys
entering, proofing, and managing data
analyzing data and writing progress reports
assisting with budgeting and fund raising efforts
conducting literature reviews and assisting or leading manuscript preparation.
Candidates must be willing to work long hours in sometimes uncomfortable conditions.
Conducting waterfowl surveys from a helicopter is a mandatory requirement for this position.

Requirements:
MSc in Ecology
Leadership experience with solid organizational skills
Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Demonstrated ability to work both within a team and independently
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent waterfowl ID skills and an ability to analyze ecological data
Aerial waterfowl survey experience & use of double-observer methodology is a definite asset.
Experience using MS Access, ArcGIS and SAS or R would also be asset.
Must be a Canadian citizen.

This position will be based from our national head office at Oak Hammock Marsh, near Stonewall, Manitoba.
The successful candidate will have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl.
Closing deadline: January 19, 2015
Start date: March 1, 2015
Annual Compensation: $65,900 (CDN)

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