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13 de abril de 2016

Técnico de campo con ardillas (Canadá)

Head Field Technician Required ASAP - Columbian ground squirrels
Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada

We are looking for a head field technician to assist with, and coordinate, fieldwork on the ecology of a wild population of Columbian ground squirrels. The head technician will supervise 3 volunteers for the period of May 1 to Aug 31, 2016 (preference may be given to applicants who can start up to a week earlier (i.e., ~ Apr 23-24). Duties will include monitoring the phenology (when animals emerge from hibernation), reproduction and survival of individuals, data entry and data verification. Fieldwork will involve live-trapping and handling of animals, behavioural observation, radio-telemetry (to locate natal burrows) and assistance with the measurement of physiological (metabolism) traits on free-ranging animals. The successful candidate will have previous fieldwork experience, ideally in a field camp/station setting, have experience in data entry and management and show a high level of responsibility. Good organizational, multi-tasking and supervisory abilities are essential. Applicants who have experience working with terrestrial vertebrates will be given priority. Additionally, you should have an interest in a number of the following (the more the better!):
ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, field biology, and animal behaviour. All work is conducted out of field stations and, as such, successful applicants need to enjoy the outdoors, be up-beat, positive, responsible and work well as a member of a team.

Fieldwork is carried out in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of
southwestern Alberta, Canada, home to some of the most majestic wildlife
in North America. You will be staying at the University of Calgary's
Barrier Lake research station in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Alberta
(http://bgs.ucalgary.ca/facilities/facilities). You will interact with
other researchers working on a diversity of projects in behavioural and
population ecology, ranging from insects to large mammals.

Salary is $1800/month. Food and accommodation are provided. The
successful candidate will be required to provide for their own travel to
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Travel between the field station and Saskatoon
is provided. If you wish to apply for this position, please send a CV
with a cover letter and contact details of three references (with e-mail
address), by email to Jeff Lane (contact info below), ASAP. Applications
will be reviewed as they are received and, to receive full consideration,
we thus encourage applicants to submit their materials ASAP. Please
indicate in your application that you are applying for the head technician
position (we are also posting for 1 volunteer). Note that only those
eligible to work in Canada (Canadian citizens or landed immigrants,
American citizens eligible for TN status or foreign nationals with work
permits or working holiday visas) will be considered.

We thank everyone for applying, but only those selected for interview
will be contacted. Only applicants available for the entire period will
be considered.

Dr. Jeff Lane
Department of Biology
University of Saskatchewan

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