Environmental Evidence Synthesis Research Assistant

Posted: December 8, 2021

We are hiring an Environmental Evidence Synthesis Research Assistant 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 Environmental Evidence Synthesis Research Assistant will work directly with CEBC researchers and play a key role on two systematic maps that will collate and synthesize the available evidence addressing the effectiveness of (1) community-based conservation, as a specific governance model, on biological and human well-being outcomes, and (2) counter-wildlife crime interventions on biological outcomes. 

Responsibilities associated with this role will include screening literature for eligibility, extracting data from relevant literature, organizing and managing the data using Excel, and contributing to evidence synthesis (e.g., mapping and narrative review). The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational skills, time management, be able to work independently under limited supervision, be able to critically and accurately review environmental research, have an understanding of basic statistics, and have attention to detail. The specific projects will involve interacting with partners and collaborators in Canada, US, and abroad and requires a high level of professionalism and exceptional communication skills.  The candidate will also have the opportunity to improve their data management skills, build professional relationships, and work directly on projects that will inform management decisions.  This is a great opportunity for a recent Bachelors or Masters graduate.   

The position is available to be filled as soon as possible. The successful candidate would be offered a full-time position for 6 months, with the possibility of extension. The position does not require the candidate to work from Carleton University (i.e., position can be held remotely anywhere globally).

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.


Please send a cover letter and CV to Jessica Taylor (jessicataylor3@cunet.carleton.ca) by January 7th 2022. 

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.