Conservation Science Research Associate

We are hiring a conservation scientist to work with a collaborative team of researchers from the Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (CEBC) at Carleton University (see https://canadiancebc.com/) and other institutions and allied agencies. We are particularly interested in candidates with interest and experience in conservation science with an emphasis on community-based conservation and/or wildlife crime. The conservation scientist will work directly with CEBC researchers and play a key role on a systematic map that will collate and synthesize the available evidence addressing the effectiveness of community-based conservation, as a specific governance model, on biological and human well-being outcomes. There will be significant interaction with agency partners and stakeholders. The position is available to be filled as soon as possible, and is expected to be a minimum of 1 year, with the possibility for extension contingent upon performance. The position does not require the candidate to work from Carleton University (i.e., position can be held remotely anywhere globally).

Position Duties: 1. Work with CEBC researchers and partners, but take the lead on the development and publication of a systematic map protocol (i.e., a project plan that outlines the search strategy, inclusion criteria, coding and meta-data extraction strategy, and mapping strategy) for the above-mentioned evidence synthesis. 2. Coordinate meetings that bring together project partners and stakeholders to engage in the development of the project plan and evidence synthesis activities. 3. Work with CEBC researchers and graduate students on the development and testing of a coding/data extraction form to collect relevant meta-data to synthesis the available evidence on the topic. 4. Prepare systematic map for publication (contingent on candidate performance). 

Selection Criteria: 1. A minimum of an MSc in ecology, environmental science, or conservation science but with at least three years of experience related to conservation science (PhD preferred – this could be done as a post doc); 2. Expert knowledge in one or more aspects of biodiversity conservation, community-based conservation, wildlife crimes, environmental governance, state-science relations, environment and human well-being, and/or environmental law; 3. Experience with evidence synthesis activities (experience with meta-analysis preferred but not a requirement); 4. Proven ability to interact professionally with a diverse team made up of stakeholders, research scientists, and graduate students; and 5. Work in a timely manner to meet deadlines. Applicants do not need to be a Canadian citizen to apply.

Application details: Applicants should send the following to Dr. Trina Rytwinski (Trina.Rytwinski@carleton.ca), by January 15, 2021: (1) Cover letter, briefly indicating how the applicant meets the selection criteria; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Contact details for three references. Informal inquiries regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Trina Rytwinski (Trina.Rytwinski@carleton.ca) or Dr. Steven Cooke (steven.cooke@carleton.ca). Applications will be considered until the position is filled. 

Carleton University is among Canada’s leading research universities and is committed to fostering diversity within its communities. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Our university understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.

Research Associate in Applied Freshwater Fish Ecology

We are seeking a Research Associate or Post Doc to join our team at Carleton University.  The successful applicant will be affiliated with the Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory (www.fecpl.ca) and the Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation (https://canadiancebc.com/).  About half the time will be focused on supporting various field research and data analysis projects related to the conservation and management of freshwater fish (e.g., hydropower interactions, spatial ecology).  The other half of the time will involve participation in evidence synthesis activities related to fish-flow interactions.  All projects will involve significant interaction with agency partners and stakeholders. The position is available to be filled as soon as possible, and is expected to be a minimum of 1 year, with the possibility for extension contingent upon performance. The position will be based at Carleton but there is flexibility in time of arrival such that employment could begin immediately from afar.  

Selection Criteria: 1. A minimum of an MSc in ecology or environmental science (PhD preferred); 2. Expert knowledge in the ecology of freshwater fish and statistics using the R platform; 3. Experience with evidence synthesis activities including meta-analysis; 4. Proven ability to interact professionally with a diverse team made up of stakeholders, research scientists, and graduate students; and 5. Work in a timely manner to meet deadlines. Applicants do not need to be a Canadian citizen to apply.

Application details: Applicants should send the following to Dr. Steven Cooke (steven_cooke@carleton.ca), by January 15, 2021: (1) Cover letter, briefly indicating how the applicant meets the selection criteria; 2) Curriculum Vitae; and 3) Contact details for three references. Informal inquiries regarding the positions can be directed to Dr. Cooke. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Carleton University is among Canada’s leading research universities and is committed to fostering diversity within its communities. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Our university understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be taken into careful consideration.