Geography – Field Research Assistant Position
Summary: We seek a motivated research assistant to work with a graduate student on their research project in the remote Northwest Territories. This research project aims to improve our understanding of permafrost environments in transition. The successful candidate will assist in various methods of fieldwork, data collection and logistical support in the field. This position is ideal for an undergraduate student looking for relevant work experience in their field.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will:
- Document field observations and/or download data from various pieces of equipment in an outdoor setting in accordance with established procedures.
- Ensuring field safety procedures are followed during all work.
- Assist the graduate student in any other task related to data collection as required
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
- S. or M.S. degree in physical or environmental science, geography, or a related discipline
- Experience working remote locations and/or outdoor environments
- Ability to work flexible and sometimes long hours.
- Knowledge and interest in climate change, hydrology or permafrost research.
- Ability to gain or receive additional qualifications prior to field work
- Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills.
- Ability to work independently and in a highly collaborative environment.
- Firearms handling and experience in the safe use of hand and power tools are assets.
Tentative Start Date: Late March to early April 2019
Compensation: Dependent on length of stay in the field.
Appointment: This is a three to two-month appointment depending on start date.
Application Process: Applicants should submit a short Letter of Interest which expresses the applicant’s suitability for the position, accompanied by a resume. Applications may be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: February 14th, 2019