Summer Field Technician in Wildlife Ecology-Columbia

University of British Columbia Okanagan
Central British Columbia and north-central Washington
Job Category
Undergraduate Assistantships
Depends on experience. Housing will be provided.
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
One summer undergraduate position is available to assist with a PhD research project on American marten. The field technician will conduct vegetation and habitat surveys in British Columbia and Washington State as part of an ongoing project to investigate marten habitat use on burned landscapes. These surveys will target locations that were found to be used by marten during earlier winter fieldwork, as well as areas where marten were not detected. The BC study landscape was burned in 2010 and 2017, and portions of the 2010 burn have been salvage logged. The Washington landscape had a severe fire in 2006, but has not been logged. This position will run from June 1st to the end of August 2018.
Required qualifications • Valid driver’s license • Ability to work in Canada (citizenship or valid work permit) • Must be a student or have just graduated in spring of 2018. Preferred qualifications • Previous field or research experience • First aid training • Experience driving on small gravel / dirt roads and working in backcountry. To apply: Send a cover letter and resume (including contact information for references) via email to Dr. Karen Hodges (Biology, UBC Okanagan,, no later than Tuesday, April 17th. We reserve the right to accept late applications at our discretion.
Contact Person
Dr. Karen Hodges
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