JOB POSTING – 2020 Research Field Team Program





JOB POSTING – 2020 Research Field Team Program

Position: Research Field Team Lead (Assistant to the Park Biologist)

Location: Quetico Provincial Park, Atikokan ON, P0T 1C0

Length of Employment: 16 weeks – early May to the end of August

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020 or when position is filled

Position Description: This is a 16 week summer employment opportunity funded by The Quetico Foundation from the Margery J. Warren bequest, to provide a student in a field sciences or natural resource related undergraduate or graduate program with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in their chosen field. The successful candidate will lead a small field team under the direction of the Park Biologist assisting with the collection and analysis of ecological field data in a wilderness environment. Considerable time will be spent in the field in canoe accessible backcountry locations for extended periods. Rate of pay will be ($20 per hour). Accommodation is available at the Quetico Provincial Park Staff House for $25 per week. Camping gear is provided, and food expenses incurred while on backcountry work trips are reimbursed.

Field work may include ecological monitoring in support of the long term ecological monitoring framework for the Park such as setting up remote data collection devices (song meters, cameras, and temperature loggers), fire history data sampling, fish population and aquatic ecosystem assessment, and vegetation community monitoring. Additional work may include collection of habitat data, invasive species surveys, and bathymetric surveys.

Responsibilities as a team leader include, backcountry trip planning, following field safety and communications protocols, making day to day navigational, work planning and safety decisions in the field and supporting an inclusive and positive team environment.

Office work for the Research Field Team Lead will depend on the experience of the individual and may include a variety of backcountry canoe trip planning, scheduling, analytical work, identification, report writing and data entry as well as administrative tasks.

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Interested in working for The Quetico Foundation this summer?



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Biology Intern Team and Student Summer Research Program 2016 Photo Blog

This summer, throughout May, June, July and August, Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Program team and our biology intern team studied invasive species, monitored songbirds, studied blister-resistant white pines, as well as ecosystem and aquatic ecology monitoring! This year marks the 20th anniversary of our Student Summer Research Program and the 10th anniversary of the Biology Intern program!

The students had a great time, discovered and studied quite a few species and had the chance to study and explore a diversity of habitats in Quetico’s wilderness.

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All photos provided by Hannah Koslowsky on behalf of Quetico Foundation’s Student Summer Research Team and Biology Interns

By |September 16th, 2016|Foundation News, Jobs|Comments Off on Biology Intern Team and Student Summer Research Program 2016 Photo Blog