Wildlife Biologist

Job Description:

The Nunavik Research Center (NRC) is seeking a highly motivated and outgoing individual to join its team as a wildlife biologist, based in Kuujjuaq, Quebec.

The Nunavik Research Center was recipient of the 2018 Northern Science Award. It is housed within Makivik Corporation’s Department of Environment, Wildlife and Research. Makivik Corporation is the organization mandated to protect the Rights and Interests of Nunavik Inuit.

The wildlife biologist will play an important role in developing and carrying-out Inuit-led research initiatives on a broad range of wildlife species. This multidisciplinary work will serve to inform actions related to wildlife management, Inuit food security and sustainable development.

The wildlife biologist will work closely with Nunavik Inuit and with a variety of external collaborators, including government researchers and academics, with whom the NRC has partnered. They will be supported by the NRC’s team of professionals and technicians, with whom they will undertake a variety of research related tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify research needs based on Nunavik Inuit priorities;
  • Plan and carry-out wildlife studies throughout Nunavik, to address research priorities;
  • Act in support of other NRC staff members in the conduct of their duties;
  • Provide logistical support and participate in field-work with partners of the NRC;
  • Provide support to Nunavik Inuit in the development of community-based monitoring projects;
  • Participate in a variety of working groups;
  • Ensure active and ongoing communication with Nunavik Inuit about NRC research;

Qualifications:

  • Sc. or M.Sc. in wildlife biology, or related field;
  • Experience working with Nunavik Inuit and knowledge of relevant Land Claims Agreements;
  • Ability to design research, ensure project management and lead field work in a remote setting;
  • Experience with data management, analysis and interpretation (knowledge of GIS is an asset);
  • Demonstrated organizational and report writing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills;
  • Ability to work in a team environment and autonomously;
  • Written and oral proficiency in English, French, and preferentially, Inuktitut;

Benefits:

All marginal benefits available to employees of the Corporation as outlined in the Makivik Corporation Human Resources Policy Manual


It is the Corporation’s objective to favor and promote the employment of Inuit beneficiaries of the JBNQA.

We thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.


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  • Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.