Canadian Aquatic Resources Section of the American Fisheries Society

Summer Field Assistants Needed

Positions: Two Arctic Field Research Assistants Duration: ~August 6 to ~ August 27, 2018 Location: Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories Stipend: $2,100 for the three-week duration. All costs related to travel, food and accommodations are additionally covered.

Description: Our study area is in a unique region of northern Canada, where Canada’s first all-season highway connection to the Arctic Ocean has just opened to the public. This August, our research team will be collecting fish population data in lakes between Inuvik and Tuktoyaktuk, NWT. The research program is a joint effort led by Dr. Derek Gray (Wilfrid Laurier) and Dr. Sapna Sharma (York University) investigating the effects of climate change on northern lake communities. We are looking to hire two assistants that will help drive small boats, set nets, identify and process fish, and obtain biological samples for research programs. The work will entail long, physically demanding days in sometimes cold and wet conditions. We are looking for two additional team members that work well in small groups, are detail-oriented and safety-conscious, and have a keen interest in nature and science. This is an excellent opportunity for any Biology undergraduates, Graduate students, or early environmental professionals looking to further their field skills, gain northern experience, and have some adventure in this unique northern setting. We will mainly be based out of Inuvik, NWT for the three-week duration. Assets (please note in application): Driver’s license, Pleasure Craft Operator Card, first aid certification, familiarity with fish identification, experience working in remote locations, experience with fisheries fieldwork.

To apply: Send a brief cover letter and current CV to Alyssa Murdoch at [email protected] Application deadline is Friday June 1, 2018.

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