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  • Research Scientist: Waterfowl Ecology

    • Employer: Ducks Unlimited Canada
      Location: Stonewall, Manitoba
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 04/12/2021
      Open Until Filled: No

    The Opportunity
    Ducks Unlimited Canada’s (DUC’s) Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) is seeking a Research Scientist to conduct original research on waterfowl ecology and its application to DUC’s conservation programs. As a research scientist with DUC, you will have the opportunity to help shape conservation programs for one of Canada’s oldest and most respected conservation organizations. DUC conserves, restores and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people.

    Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • designing, conducting, supervising and facilitating research to advance DUC’s conservation mission in conjunction with conservation delivery staff, other IWWR researchers and external partners; this will include quantifying the impacts of conservation practices and other habitat changes on waterfowl, and translating knowledge into conservation guidance;
    • providing leadership in national and international partnerships, e.g. North American Waterfowl Management Plan Joint Ventures.
    • publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research findings to appropriate scientific forums and to DUC staff;
    • securing funds to help support research and conservation programs;
    • assisting with marketing strategies, fee-for-service and continuing education;
    • supervising and developing skills of full-time and seasonal research staff;
    • serving as an adjunct university professor and supervising graduate students;
    • participating in other professional activities (e.g., manuscript reviews, scientific consultation, professional society activities, grant reviews, etc.).


    • PhD in Ecology or a closely related field with experience in waterfowl breeding ecology;
    • Proven ability to design, conduct and publish scientific research is essential;
    • Strong quantitative skills;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work both within a team and independently;
    • Leadership experience with solid organizational skills;
    • Adaptability to work on a variety of topics;
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Experience working with wetlands and/or their associated uplands is an asset;
    • Fluency in both English and French is an asset.

    The successful candidate will ideally have an affinity for the outdoors and a passion for conservation. This position will be based at our national headquarters located at Oak
    Hammock Marsh, near Stonewall, Manitoba.

    The hiring committee is willing to consider competitive applications from students nearing completion of their PhD.

    How to Apply
    Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.

    If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your cover letter including salary expectations and CV (not resume) through our online career center for confidential

    Closing deadline: April 12, 2021 (EDT)

    Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at ducks.ca.

    While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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