Join us in the ACS Lab!
Our highly collegial and productive Raincoast Applied Conservation Science lab is seeking expressions of interest for a MSc position to begin in 2024. The project, in development, will occur in collaboration with the Northern Lights Wildlife Society. The NLWS, which works closely with the BC Conservation Officer Service and other governments, provides injured and orphaned wildlife a safe and healthy environment before releasing them back into the environment.
The goal of the project is to examine the outcomes of different post-rehabilitation release strategies with black bears. Released animals will be fitted with GPS collars and their movements and fates tracked.
The successful applicant will likely begin summer 2024 before the September 2024 graduate intake.
We seek applicants with the following skills and attributes:
- Collegial, compassionate, and committed to healthy relationships within the lab and with those whom we partner
- Strong spatial and quantitative analysis skills, demonstrated via academic transcripts, an Honours thesis or Directed Studies
- Familiarity with wildlife GPS collars and data
- Experience in handling wildlife and field work
- Desire to practice informed outreach and youth education
- Exceptional initiative and conscientiousness
- Interest, ability and academic records to prepare successful fellowship applications
Our trainees receive strong intellectual, collegial, and financial ($35K/year across funding sources, including the fellowships they earn) support.
Application packages should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include: 1-page cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts and formatted as one PDF with a file name that starts with their last name, e.g., “Jones graduate application 2023 – black bears”. Applicants can additionally enclose copies of publications or other forms of writing. Application period closes 10 November. Only those selected for interviews by 17 November will be contacted.