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Post-PhD or Post-MSc Research Associate in Evidence-Based Conservation Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

The Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada is currently seeking applications for the position of “Research Associate” with a start date during fall of 2016.  The position will be based on campus and involve a variety of evidence assimilation and evidence synthesis activities related to natural resource management and conservation biology (e.g., habitat management, restoration ecology).  The successful applicant will have experience in database development, meta-analysis, and literature review (ideally systematic review) and synthesis.  They will also be capable of interacting with a variety of partners (in Canada and beyond), be highly organized, and have experience generating peer-reviewed publications.  Evidence of exceptional problem solving skills, critical thinking, attention to detail, and ability to work both individually and as part of a team will be regarded highly in the evaluation process.  There is also opportunity to take a leadership role in helping to shape the development of the newly-formed Canadian Centre for Evidence-Based Conservation.  The research associate will be co-mentored by Dr. Steven Cooke and Dr. Joe Bennett.  Applicants are asked to forward a letter outlining their interest and qualifications for the position, a list of two references with contact information, and an up-to-date CV to Drs Cooke and Bennett via email ([email protected];[email protected]).  Applications are due June 15th although the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.  The position is initially for a 1 year period renewable upon performance review and availability of funding.  Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. 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 or gender identity and expressions.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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