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Kluane Red Squirrel Field Assistants

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Town/City Kluane area
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Voluntary & Interns
Deadline 31/01/2020
Company Name Kluane Red Squirrel Project
Contact Name Kluane Red Squirrel Project
Email kluaneredsquirrels@gmail.com
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Field Assistants Required for 2020 Kluane Red Squirrel Project, Yukon, Canada

We are looking for field technicians to assist with fieldwork that will run from February 8 to Oct 10 2020. We are looking for technicians for the following different time periods: (a) February 8 to May 31 (b) March 1 to May 31, (c) May 1 to July 1, or (d) Aug 15 to Oct 10.

The positions are part of a long-term study of red squirrel ecology, evolutionary biology and physiology. As a member of the study, technicians will be involved with monitoring the reproduction and survival of individual squirrels. Fieldwork will involve live-trapping and handling of squirrels, radio-telemetry, behavioural observation, and locating young in their nests. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a collaborative research team on a long-term study of a wild mammal.

All fieldwork is carried against the beautiful backdrop of southwestern Yukon, Canada. We will be staying at a rustic field station two hours from Whitehorse, and ~30 min to the nearest town (Haines Junction). All food and accommodation are provided and technicians are provided with transportation to and from the field site either through airfare or vehicles.

Training will be provided and no experience is necessary. Candidates should have an interest in a number of the following (the more the better!): ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, field biology, and animal behaviour. The field camp is remote and low tech (no showers, cell phone service, or internet), so successful applicants must enjoy the outdoors and be able to remain a positive and responsible team member under relatively isolated and demanding conditions. Candidates must be in good physical condition and have an enthusiasm for learning as well as a strong work ethic. KRSP aims to be a welcoming, safe, and inclusive research group and we strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

If you wish to apply for one of these posts then please fill out those Google Form (https://forms.gle/gV3b9tHNAPN6rj367) by January 31 2020 for the spring positions (Feb-May). Application deadline for the autumn (Aug-Oct) positions is rolling. Please feel free to contact us at kluaneredsquirrels@gmail.com if you have any questions.


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