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    • Employer: University of Alberta
      Location: Edmonton
      Country: Canada
      Last Date to Apply: 03/15/2019
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Bioacoustic Unit is seeking skilled technicians with strong fieldwork knowledge for work in the boreal and foothills regions of Alberta, Canada. 


    When: May 1 – July 31 with the possibility of extension until August 31, 2019

    Where: Boreal and foothills regions of Alberta, Canada

    Salary: $2700 – $3000 / month (dependent on experience)

    Application Opening: January 25, 2019

    Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

    Open to those already with Canadian work permits, residents and Canadian citizens only

    Duties: Technicians will be working with acoustic recording technology to survey vocalizing animals and species-at-risk in the boreal and foothills regions of Alberta. Other duties include but are not limited to the following: equipment maintenance and preparation, data entry and interpretation of audio recordings. Applicants should be physically fit, independent, self-starters, problem-solvers, show attention to detail and have good morale.

    Applicants must be able to endure:

    • Off-trail hiking (5-10 km/day) on unstable ground and in wetlands
    • Carrying heavy loads up to 40 lbs.
    • Inclement weather, biting insects, and early mornings (dawn)
    • Working alone in remote conditions

    Applicants with the following experiences and abilities will be preferred:

    • A minimum of 2 years experience working in remote conditions
    • Ability to sustain camp life for long periods (cooking, cleaning, etc.)
    • Experience driving 4×4 trucks, trailer hauling, and driving ATVs
    • Ability to navigate using compass, maps, and GPS
    • Data entry using MS Office products

    Applicants with the following additional assets will be preferred for a banding project on Lesser Yellowlegs and Common Nighthawk:

    • A minimum of 2 years experience banding in remote conditions in difficult to access environments (wetlands, burns)
    • Experience with setting up and extracting non-passerines from mist-nets, banding, taking morphological measurements and taking brachial blood samples
    • Ability to obtain a sub-permit for banding within Alberta

    Accommodations & Schedule:

    Accommodations in the field (rustic camps) and food will be provided. Applicants must provide their own accommodations in Edmonton during field preparation days and days off. Applicants can expect to spend long periods of time in the field and those with flexible schedules will be preferred. Strong knowledge of bird and amphibian vocalizations may result in extension into fall 2018.


    Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three references to bioacoustichiring@gmail.com by March 15, 2019.

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