- Posted by Geoffrey Gunn
- On March 15, 2019
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IISD delivers the knowledge to act
IISD Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) is one of the world’s most influential freshwater research facilities. It features a collection of 58 small lakes and their watersheds in northwestern Ontario, Canada. For over 50 years, scientists at IISD-ELA have conducted whole-ecosystem experiments and made significant scientific discoveries related to issues such as acid rain, mercury from air pollution, algal blooms and pharmaceutical chemicals in water. The facility is operated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, an independent think tank headquartered in Winnipeg.
IISD-ELA acknowledges that our research facility is located on Treaty Three lands and the care of these lands during experimentation and restoration to original state is implicit in its mission. Many local schools in the region come to the facility to learn more about the science of aquatic ecosystems and how humans have a role in working with one another to protect these resources.
The unique nature of the IISD-ELA facility and our whole-ecosystem approach to freshwater science provides an opportunity to deliver different kinds of educational programming and community outreach for a wide variety of audiences. IISD-ELA aims to inspire and train the general public and the next generation of research scientists, providing a platform for science education and innovation. This position will be based at IISD offices in downtown Winnipeg, MB, with occasional overnight travel to IISD-ELA.
- Work with IISD-ELA scientists to improve the collection and curation of scientific datasets.
- Develop and implement the digitization of historic environmental datasets.
- Assist with IISD-ELA database management.
- Explore innovative data fusion and analysis methods, including Machine Learning and Neural Networks.
- Other duties as assigned
Skills & Qualifications:
- Pursuing or holding a bachelor’s or honours degree in biology, statistics, computer science, environmental science, geography or similar disciplines.
- Have a strong interest in quantitative methods, data analysis and modelling.
Some experience and comfort with scientific scripting (Python or R preferred).
- Eager to modernize one of Canada’s longest-running whole-ecosystem experiments.
- Willing and able to occasionally travel to the Experimental Lakes Area from Winnipeg and perform field sampling in remote environments.
- Enthusiasm for interdisciplinary methods and self-directed research.
- IISD-ELA will require the completion of a criminal record and child abuse registry check.
- Ability to speak French and/or Ojibwa is considered an asset.
The contract is for a full-time term position from approximately May–August 2019.
Compensation: $562.50 – $656.25/week CAD
All submissions must be in English.
Closing date: Sunday, March 31, 9 am CST
IISD-ELA is committed to equal opportunity. Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization for Canada.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only candidates advancing in the recruitment will be contacted for an interview. We kindly request that further contact not be necessary.
To apply for this job please visit iisd.bamboohr.com.