Opportunities

Opportunities

Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator (Must be a Student)

 

This job entails working directly with wildlife. Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. focuses on small birds and small mammals, but will take in larger animals on occasion on a temporary basis until the animals can be transferred to an appropriate rehabilitator. Our goal is to raise wild animals in order to return them to their natural habitats. We must balance their need for food, shelter and nurturing with the necessity of keeping them wild and afraid of humans in order to be successful in the wild.

This position (AWR) reports directly to the Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator (WR).

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Answer the phone and triage calls from the public about possibly injured and orphaned wildlife

Provide education and information to the public by phone and in person Admit, assess, examine and stabilize new animals when they arrive Complete receipts for monetary donations
Assist with animal captures as considered safe (no large predators)

Pick up animals as able from Veterinary Clinics, or other safe locations Develop treatment and feeding protocols in consultation with the WR Create and build housing appropriate for each animal
Feed animals as scheduled throughout the day

Document daily activities and maintain records for each animal Treat wounds and give medications as determined by the WR Clean/disinfect cages and other instruments as necessary Launder soiled linens as necessary

Attend to the animal’s welfare and observe closely for changes in health status Provide guidance and direction to volunteers on site
Prepare and analyze fecal samples
Euthanize injured/non-releasable animals under the direction of the WR

Other duties may be requested/expected as they arise in the course of caring for wild animals to prepare them for release back into their natural habitat.

 

Qualifications:

Strong verbal communication and effective interpersonal skills required Prior experience and training in working with wildlife preferred Knowledge about wildlife biology and behaviour required
Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required

Physical ability to handle wildlife required Rabies vaccine series and sufficient titer required

Canada Revenue Charity Reg. # 83224 5468 RR0001

 

Helpful Qualities:

Creativity, resourcefulness, independence, compassion, patience and initiative.

 

Working Conditions:

This job entails working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. You can expect to be bitten, scratched, and defecated upon regularly. Working with wildlife entails daily risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases as well.

This job can be emotionally draining. We work with animals that are injured or sick and many will not survive despite our best efforts. We must work together and support each other in our efforts to support and do our best for the animals.

 

Send resume to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation @ 100 Rayner Ave.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2P8 or E-mail it to: info@livingskywildliferehabilitation.org

DEADLINE = March 16


 

Wildlife Technician (Must be a Student)

 

This job entails working directly with wildlife. Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc. focuses on small birds and small mammals, but will take in larger animals on occasion on a temporary basis until the animals can be transferred to an appropriate rehabilitator. Our goal is to raise wild animals in order to return them to their natural habitats. We must balance their need for food, shelter and nurturing with the necessity of keeping them wild and afraid of humans in order to be successful in the wild.

This position (WT) reports to the Licensed Wildlife Rehabilitator (WR) or the Assistant Wildlife Rehabilitator (AWR).

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Answer the phone and triage calls from the public about possibly injured and orphaned wildlife

Provide education and information to the public by phone and in person Complete receipts for monetary donations
Assist with animal captures as considered safe (no large predators)
Pick up animals as able from Veterinary Clinics, or other safe locations Create and build housing appropriate for each animal

Feed animals as scheduled throughout the day
Document daily activities and maintain records for each animal Clean/disinfect cages and other instruments as necessary
Launder soiled linens as necessary
Attend to the animal’s welfare and observe closely for changes in health status

Other duties may be requested/expected as they arise in the course of caring for wild animals to prepare them for release back into their natural habitat.

 

Qualifications:

Effective interpersonal skills required
Prior experience and training in working with wildlife preferred Valid Driver’s License and access to a vehicle required
Physical ability to handle wildlife required

 

Helpful Qualities:

Creativity, resourcefulness, independence, compassion, patience and initiative.

 

Working Conditions:

Canada Revenue Charity Reg. # 83224 5468 RR0001

This job entails working indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions. You can expect to be bitten, scratched, and defecated upon regularly. Working with wildlife entails daily risk of exposure to zoonotic diseases as well.

This job can be emotionally draining. We work with animals that are injured or sick and many will not survive despite our best efforts. We must work together and support each other in our efforts to support and do our best for the animals.

 

Send resume to Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation @ 100 Rayner Ave.
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2P8 or E-mail it to: info@livingskywildliferehabilitation.org

DEADLINE = March 16


 

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Lake Metabolism MSc or PhD student opportunities

The Associate Director of the Institute of Environmental Change and Society (IECS) at the University of Regina, Canada is inviting applications for two fully-funded MSc or PhD projects to study seasonal patterns of lake metabolism in Canadian hardwater lakes. Lakes across the northern Great Plains are unique in their unparalleled biological, chemical, physical and climate diversity, and represent ideal model systems to study the impacts of land-use and climate change on lake metabolism. Combining standard limnological techniques and stable isotope analyses, our Long-term-Ecological-Research program (since 2002) has been evaluating food-web structure, controls of gamefish populations, carbon dynamics and hydrology of 21 prairie lakes in southern Saskatchewan.

 

The long-term goal of this research program is to develop a mechanistic framework for food-web-controls and biogeochemical cycling in hardwater lakes. Specifically, the objectives are to characterize the impacts of winter dynamics on summer food-web structure and carbon/nitrogen dynamics, and predict individual and interactive effects of climate change on summer vs. winter conditions. Ultimately, my group will synthesize similarities and differences between boreal and hardwater lakes to assist global estimates for climate change impacts on inland lakes.

 

Specifically, the student projects will characterize oxygen and carbon dynamics in hardwater lakes during the fall-winter-spring transition and quantify the relative importance of metabolic, hydrologic, physical and chemical processes to carbon pools and fluxes. In addition, we will assess summer vs. winter zooplankton biomass, composition and food sources to evaluate the importance of grazing during the spring peak in algal biomass for carbon routing in hardwater lakes.

 

The preferable start date is May 2018, but no later than September 2018. In addition to laboratory analyses, these projects have large field components, including under-ice winter sampling. Previous experience with lake surveys, stable isotope techniques and strong quantitative skills are critical assets. Please send your cover letter, CV and names of two references to bjoern.wissel@uregina.ca by March 23rd 2018.

 

For further information regarding these opportunities, please contact Dr. Bjoern Wissel (bjoern.wissel@uregina.ca).