Start Date: November 2, 2018
A Northern Leopard Frog Researcher will assist with the reintroduction science of species at risk. Receiving day-to-day supervision from the Conservation Research Population Ecologist, the Northern Leopard Frog Researcher will assist the Population Ecologist in any or all of the following as the need arises: 1) assist conservation field and ex-situ projects for northern leopard frogs; and 2) assist with research publications/reports on the northern leopard frog. The position will advance the mission of the Calgary Zoo by using hands-on field research actions that can advance the conservation and recovery of species or ecosystems. Working within a public institution, the position will also facilitate knowledge transfer to other zoo departments, donors, and the general media.
- Assists with ex-situ and in-situ reintroduction research project(s) on northern leopard frogs, which includes background research, literature review, data collection, data entry, analysis, permit and publication/report writing.
- Lead field team which includes assigning daily tasks, coordinating field activities and providing guidance to team members.
- Competes for field work on northern leopard frog project(s), including capturing, handling, marking, visual and auditory surveys, releases, etc.
- Assist with developing on-going research and captive breeding project(s).
- Attend and assist in organizing meetings and workshops.
- Maintain partnership and stakeholder relationships.
- Comply with and enforce the zoo’s health and safety program.
- Other duties as assigned
- Minimum of BSc. related to Biology, Zoology or Wildlife Management and Conservation.
- Demonstrate a passion for wildlife conservation and a love of working outdoors
- Ability to follow directions and work independently with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrate leadership and time management skills.
- A minimum of three years of experience in collecting, managing, analyzing and interpreting biological field data.
- An eye for detail, as accurate and precise data collection and entry, is essential.
- Excellent interpersonal skills in a team environment.
- A high level of physical fitness.
- Class 5 driver’s license with fewer than 6 demerit points is mandatory.
- Extensive office work, involving long periods of sitting at computer workstations
- Field conditions, working long irregular hours in inclement weather
- Driving to various sites on gravel and paved roads
- Field work may be required, which could involve hazards such as: dangerous animals, insects, risk of sunburn or frostbite, working with field equipment such as trucks or ATVs, and heavy lifting of field equipment
- Occasional travel may be required
If you are a highly motivated and experienced candidate, please submit your resume and cover letter to apply for this position. The competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.