Deer Disease Ecology Position-Alberta

University of Alberta
Wainwright, Alberta
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$300/mo plus shared housing and field expenses
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Great opportunity to learn valuable skills for any wildlife biologist: telemetry, behavioral surveys, data collection/organization/analysis, and potential deer capture. Applicant will be working with a research technician studying the spatial behavior of deer to better understand factors that influence the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer. Primary duties include radio telemetry of collared deer, behavioral surveys, and a variety of other field surveys (i.e. pellet counts, density transects, camera maintenance, etc.). There is also potential to help with adult deer captures in late January and early February using clover traps. Ideally, we are looking for someone to commit 6 months: December through May (start date flexible). There is the possibility for extension into a paid position in the summer. We will offer a stipend of $300 per month and provide housing and cover field expenses. We will be stationed near Wainwright, in Eastern Alberta.
We are looking for an individual who can work effectively in a team and independently. This person must be able to maintain a positive attitude when working long hours in uncomfortable conditions and be able to problem-solve out in the field. Come with a good attitude and willingness to learn, and we will teach you the skills necessary to be a successful wildlife biologist. Required: -Canadian citizen -Driver's license -B.S. in Biology, Ecology, or related field -Experience working alone in rural areas -Ability to work in VERY cold conditions Preferred experience: -Telemetry -Behavioral survey -Performing wildlife research -Handling wildlife -Wilderness navigation and first aid Apply by November 23, 2018. Email a single PDF including a cover letter, CV, and references to
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Johanna Thalmann
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