Canadian Wildlife Job Board

The University of St Andrews: Chair position,  Reader/Senior, Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics, 4-year fixed term Associate Lecturer, 1-year fixed term Associate Lecturer

The University of St Andrews is seeking to enhance its research strength
in Statistics by advertising several academic position, including a new
Chair in Statistics. For the Chair would welcome applications from
candidates whose research could link with existing strengths in St
Andrews, including ecological or environmental statistics and the
cognate areas of biostatistics and experimental design. For appointments
in the area of statistical ecology, we would welcome applicants with a
background in either statistics or ecology, whose research includes
statistical ecology. However, our primary objective is to appoint an
outstanding candidate whatever their research area.

Our primary strength in statistics has been in statistical ecology,
centered on the world-leading Center for Research into Ecological and
Environmental Modelling (CREEM). Most CREEM staff are statisticians in
the School of Mathematics and Statistics, but there are also strong
links with the School of Biology, and with Computer Science.  The
University recently appointed a Professor of Statistics in Bioscience,
as a joint post between the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the
School of Medicine.  The statistics group has world-leading expertise in
experimental design and has growing links with the School of Computer
Science in data science research, with the School of Earth and
Environmental Sciences, and with the School of Geography and Sustainable
Development. There are also opportunities for collaboration with pure
and applied mathematics research groups, including our Research Group in
Mathematical Biology, which was established in 2015 with the appointment
of the Gregory Chair in Applied Mathematics.

We have strong Masters programs in Statistics and in Applied
Statistics and Data Mining (approx. 20 students per year), and a new
Masters program in Data-intensive Analysis jointly with the School of
Computer Science. The School also plans to launch MScs in Statistical
Ecology and in Mathematical Biology from 2020/21 and are contributing to
a new interdisciplinary MSc in Conservation Science.

We will also be appointing:
- a Reader/Senior Lecturer in Statistics;
- a 4-year fixed-term Associate Lecturer (Education focused) in Statistics;
- a 1-year fixed-term Associate Lecturer (Education focused) in
Statistics.

We anticipate that one of these posts may be linked to the new Chair and
that the new Chair will be involved in the appointment for this post.
For the 1-year position, there may be prospects for continuation beyond
that period.

Further details on the Chair position are available here:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/5380/0/223772/889/chair-in-statistics-ac694sb

Details on the Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Statistics are
available here:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/6468/0/223796/889/reader-or-senior-lecturer-in-statistics-ac1825sb

Details on the 4-year fixed term Associate Lecturer position are here:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/7300/0/223808/889/associate-lecturer-education-focused-aoac1988xxsb

Details on the 1-year fixed term Associate Lecturer position are here:
https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/W/1181/0/223816/889/associate-lecturer-education-focused-aoac5747rxrsb

Closing date for applications to all of these positions is 26 April.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Wildlife Data Specialist

Position: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) & Wildlife Data Specialist

Organization: GNWT Environment and Natural Resources

Location: Yellowknife

Application Deadline: April 4, 2019

Georeferenced wildlife data is gathered by 30 GNWT biologists and technicians in all regions, and the incumbent works closely with these staff to ensure that wildlife related data is input into the appropriate computer application in a timely manner. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring data input complies with legislative requirements (privacy, intellectual property and copyright concerns), divisional data administration policies and protocols, and technical constraints.

The knowledge skills and abilities are typically obtained by acquiring a Bachelor of Science degree in the fields of biology, zoology, or ecology or an equivalent field, minimum 5 years direct experience in data management, including a minimum of 3 years working with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
The salary for this position starts at $44.75 per hour (approximately $87,263 per annum) plus an annual Northern Allowance of $3,450.

Click here for more information, and click here to apply!

 

M.S. Assistantship studying how roads affect migratory ungulates in Western North America

Position: M.S. Assistantship studying how roads affect migratory ungulates in Western North America

Organization: Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming

Location: Laramie, Wyoming (USA)

Application Deadline: April 8, 2019

Candidates must have a B.S. in Ecology, Biology, Wildlife, or related fields. Applicants must have an excellent undergraduate GPA, and a demonstrated ability to work independently and with a team in harsh field conditions. Prior experience with GIS, and managing and analyzing large datasets in program R is ideal. Prior experience conducting field research on large mammals, working in remote locations, and driving 4x4 vehicles is also desired. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in a team environment, present results at professional conferences and agency meetings, and publish results in a timely manner in peer-reviewed scientific outlets.

A competitive graduate assistantship will be provided for both local and international candidates, which includes annual stipend, tuition, and benefits. To apply, please email a SINGLE PDF file that includes 1) a cover letter outlining field and quantitative experience and interest in studying animal movement, 2) a CV, 3) unofficial GRE score sheet (if you have taken it), 4) contact information for three references, and 5) transcripts to Jerod Merkle (jmerkle@uwyo.edu) and Seth Cherry (seth.cherry@canada.ca). Review of applicants will begin on 9 April 2019. The successful applicant will start in autumn 2019.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

 

Instructor I, Department of Environment and Geography, Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position: Instructor 1 (full-time, 2-year term)

Organization: University of Manitoba

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Application Deadline: May 5, 2019

The Department of Environment and Geography is seeking an Instructor Level 1 with a commitment to excellence in teaching and pedagogical development.  Outstanding candidates in Environmental Sciences and Studies with a focus on environmental management and assessment will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department’s strengths in Wildlife and Resource Management and Assessment. Preference will be given to those with teaching experience and Ph.D (preferred) or masters or other distinguishing attributes in Environmental Science and Studies, or a related field.

For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Wildlife Officer / Raptor Handler, full-time, Pacific Northwest Raptors, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Position: Wildlife Management Officer
Organization: Pacific Northwest Raptors Ltd.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

The Raptors is a bird of prey and falconry organization dedicated to raising awareness for birds of prey and promoting conservation.

The Raptors is hiring for a Wildlife Management Officer based out of Winnipeg, MB. This position would be primarily at a landfill, using trained raptors to mitigate environmental and safety hazards caused by gulls feeding on the waste. Working at a landfill requires lots of on-foot patrolling and working even in inclement weather. For background on our bird abatement work, visit our website.
(http://www.the-raptors.com)

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@the-raptors.com, or enquire for more information on the position.

This is a full-time seasonal position (30-40hrs per week), with potential for advancement within the company. Wage starting at $17/hr, dependent on experience, with health benefits available.

 

GIS and Wildlife Data Specialist - Government of Northwest Territories

For more information Please CLICK HERE

Albert W. Franzmann and Distinguished Colleagues Memorial Award, 2019: 

Inspired by the passing of our beloved colleague, mentor and friend Al Franzmann in February, 2009, and to honour all of those who have passed on and have contributed to our knowledge and understanding of moose biology and management, Alces has established the “Albert W. Franzmann and Distinguished Colleagues Memorial Award”. The one-time award, valued at CDN $1,500, will be given annually to a graduate student entering or continuing1 in a Master’s or Doctoral program at a recognized university in Canada or the United States. The applicant’s research should be directed toward studies of the biology and management of moose within their circumpolar distribution or other ungulates or mammalian carnivores overlapping their range.

For more information please CLICK HERE

Postdoctoral Scientist: Integrated Population Model for Maine Black Bears New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Cornell University and Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Washington

POSITION: Postdoctoral Scientist
SALARY: $55,000/year or more, plus benefits; salary commensurate with experience
EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: One year (with possibility of extension pending funding)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 28, 2019 or until filled
LOCATION: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York or University of Washington, Seattle, Washington; location to be negotiated
TRAVEL: Occasional travel in the continental US

TO APPLY:
Applicants should email (in a single pdf document): (1) a letter describing background and interests – the letter should address specifically how the applicant meets both the minimum requirements and the desired abilities, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a technical writing sample, and (4) the names and contact information (phone, email, address) for 3 references to Drs. Angela Fuller (angela.fuller@cornell.edu) and Sarah Converse (sconver@uw.edu). For further information, contact:
Angela Fuller (angela.fuller@cornell.edu, https://blogs.cornell.edu/fullerlab/); (607) 255-2841 or
Sarah Converse (sconver@uw.edu), http://depts.washington.edu/qcons/); (206) 221-5791

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Post-doctoral position in Quantitative Ecology/Statistics and Disease Ecology at NCSU

North Carolina State University is seeking a post-doctoral position focused on statistical ecology primarily working on a large collaborative NSF EEID project “Unearthing the environmental, host, and nontuberculous mycobacterial factors that interact to cause lung disease in the Hawaiian Islands”.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in addition to the NSF study including species distribution modeling, data integration, movement ecology, spatiotemporal modeling and environmental statistics.  The candidate will be required to spend 50% of their time on the NSF EEID project and the rest of their time can be spent exploring other projects with collaborators at NCSU (Forestry and Environmental Resources, Statistics, Applied Ecology), Duke, UNC, the NC Museum of Natural Sciences or elsewhere.

For more information, please CLICK HERE

Executive Director with the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society

The Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society (ACTWS) is pleased to announce that we are seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead our organization. In this exciting position, the successful candidate will interact with a multi-disciplinary team of wildlife professionals to advocate for, and advance the conservation of, wildlife and other natural resources in the province.

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three references as a single .pdf to Dr. Everett Hanna, President of the Alberta Chapter of The Wildlife Society, at the following email address: president AT actws dot ca.

Application Deadline: Until suitable candidate found

For more information please CLICK HERE