RECRUITING A GEOSPATIAL ANALYST TO JOIN OUR TEAM AT HABITAT

Habitat is an environmental consulting company founded in 2017 (initially as Eco2urb) based in Montreal. The firm offers nature-based solutions to support and accelerate the ecological transition of its clients in a context of a global green recovery. Habitat unites expertise from three leading research labs in the social and natural sciences headed by Dr. Dupras, Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Messier, all internationally recognized as leaders in their fields. Over the past four years, Habitat has supported the ecological transition of a diverse clientele. The team collaborates with universities, research centers and non-governmental organizations to apply current research in ecology, forestry and conservation to landscape planning. The firm offers its clients a range of innovative nature-based approaches and strategies at the forefront of scientific research. Habitat’s expert team provides support for sustainable ecosystem management, biodiversity conservation and evaluating the ecosystem services of natural infrastructure by applying the latest science.

Your role : Participate actively in projects led by Habitat, specifically relating to landscape mapping and analytics to evaluate ecological connectivity, biodiversity and ecosystem service provisioning.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with QGIS and R for landscape mapping and analytics.
  • Run multicriteria optimization analyses for landscape conservation using R or Zonation.
  • Develop scripts and formulae (R, Python, etc.) to run ecological analyses (ie. connectivity or
    biodiversity).
  • Contribute to the development of interactive mapping tools for landscape planning.
  • Conduct literature reviews and acquire relevant data for mapping and analytics.
  • Produce maps and synthesize main results.
  • Contribute to report writing and publication of scientific articles as required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Statistics, or a related discipline.
  • Advanced use of R (e.g. packages sf, raster, terra).
  • Experience with geomatic tools such as QGIS and GRASS.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in projects relating to ecology, biology or other related fields.
  • Strong organizational skills, particularly relating to data management.
  • Good interpersonal skills.

ASSETS

  • Experience using database management tools such as PostGIS, PostgreSQL et OsGeo4W.
  • Knowledge of Julia programming language.
  • Knowledge of other modeling tools for landscape change forecasting (e.g. Syncro Sim) or ecosystem service provisioning (e.g. InVEST).
  • Problem solving and critical thinking.

TERMS
  • Salary determined according to internal scale.
  • Estimated start date: Beginning of september 2021.
  • Location: Montreal, with possibility of working remotely.
  • Full-time contract (1 year) with possibility of renewal.

Submissions

Please send your CV, a cover letter and contact information for at least two references to julie.lebert@habitat-nature.com
Deadline: August 23th, 2021

Please name your documents as follows:
NAME_Firstname_CV and NAME_Firstname_LETTER.
Only successful candidates will be contacted.

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