Station Manager, Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) at Jokers Hill, Oak Ridges Moraine in King Township

Term position:  One year term position with the possibility of renewal

Located on the Oak Ridges Moraine in King Township, north of Toronto, the Koffler Scientific Reserve (KSR) at Jokers Hill is an internationally recognized site for cutting-edge research and education in biodiversity, ecology and conservation biology.  The KSR seeks a full-time Station Manager who will report to the Director and will provide leadership for the administrative, and operational management of the KSR. 

The incumbent will, with the Director, develop and implement short and long-term plans for facilitating research, teaching and outreach at KSR; develop and implement frameworks to support research and other initiatives of KSR, implement operational and administrative structures within legislative, business and policy frameworks. The incumbent develops and implements effective administrative protocols and processes to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of KSR activities.  The incumbents’ responsibilities will include: ensuring administrative infrastructures are in place to support the objectives and mandate of KSR, ensuring the effective use of information technology, legislative and policy compliance (e.g. OHSA, procurement policies etc.), managing events/programs/initiatives and data administration. The incumbent will manage a small staff and be responsible for the full scope of management responsibilities including work allocation and building a strong team to meet the objectives of KSR.

The ideal candidate will have, as a minimum, a Master’s degree in biology or a related field or equivalent experience; a minimum of 4 years of experience in program/project administration in private sector or in an education environment; experience working at or knowledge of a biology field station operations and activities; experience in the field of student learning and development; demonstrated management or leadership experience; proven record of professional leadership and experience working in collaboration with academic and community partners; proven ability to develop innovative and concrete administrative solutions to respond to organizational needs; demonstrated commitment to creating a positive student experience and supporting principles of equity and inclusively; experience identifying operational needs; experience with identifying and trouble-shooting equipment and infrastructure needs in a rustic setting.

The Station Manager will be required to live on-site and serve as the on-site representative of the Reserve, available to attend to emergencies and to participate in activities outside of normal office hours.  The incumbent will be provided with a residence on the Koffler Scientific Reserve and the cost of the housing will be applied as a taxable benefit.   Salary will be based on experience and education.  The incumbent will be employed by Jokers Hill Estates.

Further information on the Reserve may be found on the Koffler Scientific Reserve website at http://ksr.utoronto.ca.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at adminhr.artsci@utoronto.ca

Position will remain open until filled.

Jokers Hill Estates and the Koffler Scientific Reserve are strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS (2) IN EVOLUTION GENERAL BIOLOGY/INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY GENERAL BIOLOGY, Department of Biological Sciences, Simon Fraser University

The Department of Biological Sciences (BISC) invites applications for two Limited-Term Lecturer positions.  These are temporary positions, to commence 1 May 2022 and end 31 August 2023.

The successful applicants will contribute to lab teaching for some combination of our introductory first year courses: BISC 100 (non-majors biology), BISC 101 (cell & molecular biology, animal and plant physiology), and BISC 102 (evolution & ecology).  Additionally, each position includes delivering original lectures for a mid-sized course (~60-120 students): Position 1 includes lectures for Evolution (BISC 300), and Position 2 includes lectures for BISC 100 (non-majors biology).

The workload for these positions will be equivalent to 6 undergraduate courses per annum.

As a (temporary) faculty member, the successful candidate will also perform service to the Department and the University, such as attending faculty meetings and participating in departmental initiatives. The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of term lecturers are listed in the SFU-SFUFA collective agreement (https://www.sfufa.ca/agreements-and-policies/collective-agreement-2019-22/).

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Program Director: BIOSCAN – Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, University of Guelph

The International Barcode of Life Consortium (www.ibol.org), a Canadian not-for-profit corporation, is coordinating a research effort that will register all multicellular species and activate a global biosurveillance system within 25 years. BIOSCAN, its current research program, is an 8-year, $180 million effort involving organizations in 40 nations. By facilitating environmental impact assessments and policymaking, BIOSCAN will aid conservation efforts while also improving the sustainability of the agricultural, forestry, and mining sectors. Further details are available at: (https://ibol.org/programs/bioscan/).

The Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph leads BIOSCAN. Working with its leadership team, the Program Director will aid cohesion of the research effort in Canada and internationally. Key activities involve coordinating research and interactions with BIOSCAN’s management and operating Committees. Experience in molecular genetics or biodiversity science is essential coupled with a strong background in project management.

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Emploi d’été sur l’écologie comportementale de la marmotte des Rocheuses et de la chèvre de montagne en Alberta

Nous recherchons deux candidat(e)s pour réaliser des travaux de terrain dans le cadre d’un projet de recherche portant sur l’écologie comportementale de la marmotte des Rocheuses et de la chèvre de montagne à l’été 2022. Les personnes retenues seront appelées à travailler sur les deux espèces étudiées. Les travaux de terrain se déroulent en région éloignée, près de Grande Cache en Alberta. Les candidat(e)s retenues devront cohabiter avec l’équipe de recherche dans un petit camp isolé sans service de base. Le projet est supervisé par Steeve Côté et Sandra Hamel (Université Laval).

Tâches à réaliser:

  • Participation aux captures, prise de mesures et observations comportementales de chèvres de montagne;
  • Capture et marquage de marmottes des rocheuses;
  • Logistique associée à la vie de camp en milieu éloigné et l’entretien du matériel.

Exigences:

  • Formation en biologie, écologie ou disciplines connexes;
  • Posséder un bon esprit d’équipe et aimer la vie en petit groupe isolé;
  • Être disposé(e) à séjourner en région éloignée pour une longue période;
  • Avoir une bonne condition physique et être tolérant(e) à l’effort physique;
  • Être motivé(e) par les longues journées de terrain, sous diverses conditions météorologiques;
  • Posséder un permis de conduire valide;
  • Être disponible du début juin à la fin août 2022;

Atouts: – Expérience de conduite de véhicules tout-terrain et de camion à transmission manuelle;

  • Avoir un dossier admissible et justifiant une demande de bourse de 1er cycle CRSNG;
  • Être disponible du 15 mai au 20 septembre 2022;

Conditions : La période exacte du contrat pourra varier selon la disponibilité des candidat(e)s, mais devra au minimum inclure la période du début juin à la fin août. Les conditions salariales sont celles en vigueur à l’Université Laval pour les auxiliaires de 1er cycle. Les frais de déplacement sont couverts. Possibilité de faire reconnaitre le poste comme un stage (Sigma+, Coop ou autres).

Procédure : Pour postuler, faites parvenir, au plus tard le 3 décembre 2021, votre C.V., une brève lettre de motivation et une copie de vos relevés de notes à:

Julien Hénault Richard
Professionnel de recherche
local 3076, Pavillon Vachon,
Université Laval
1045 av de la médecine, Québec (QC) G1V 0A6 ; 418-656-7769
julien.h-richard@bio.ulaval.ca

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