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Biology Careers and Employment

We have received enquiries from a number of employers about posting job opportunities for environmental biologists and we’re pleased to do so! We can also offer a number of web sites that offer career information and job ads.

Good luck!    Bonne chance!

*Director of Authorizations. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Director of Authorizations to support delivery of region-wide operations and coordinate consistent delivery of regional activities associated with Lands, Water, and FrontCounter BC. The position can be located in Fort Nelson, Dawson Creek, or Fort St John, B.C.

Application deadline is  October 4, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Regional Fisheries Biologist. Manitoba’s Department of Agriculture and Resource Development is seeking a fisheries biologist for their northwest region. This regional biologist collects, analyzes, and interprets fisheries data to support management of this inland fishery. The position is based in The Pas, Manitoba.

Application deadline is September 2, 2021. For more information, follow this link and look for Job #37987.

*Project Manager. Two organizations, the Alberta Water Council and the Clean Air Strategic Alliance, share a secretariat. A project manager is being sought to serve both organizations; the Alberta Water Council develops recommendations and policy tools related to water stewardship and the Clean Air Strategic Alliance does the same for Alberta’s air quality management system. The successful candidate will provide leadership to multi-stakeholder project teams that are developing solutions and various deliverables for some of Alberta’s most challenging water and air management issues. The position is based in Edmonton, Alberta.

Application deadline is August 20, 2021. For more information, follow this link .

*Program Evaluator. The City of Toronto is seeking a program evaluator for their Parks, Forestry & Recreation program. Candidates should have a background in program evaluation and applied research related to recreation, ecosystem services, climate change resilience, public space, youth-focused, community- and network-building programs. They should have a Master’s degree in ecology/other fields or equivalent education and experience.

Application deadline is August 9, 2021. For more information, follow this link and look for Job ID #15846.

*Ecological Management Specialist. Saskatchewan’s Dept. of Environment is seeking an Ecological Management Specialist for their Fish, Wildlife and Lands Branch.  Responsibilities include completing environmental reviews of proposed projects, performing environmental inspections to ensure compliance, evaluating reclamation, mitigation and construction practices to ensure appropriate results are obtained and others. The position is based in Prince Albert.

Application deadline is August 7, 2021. For more information, follow this link and search for Competition ENV002031.

*Ecosystem Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring an Ecosystem Biologist to support the Cumulative Effects Team for the Kootenay Boundary Region. The primary focus of the position is to support in the assessment and management of potential impacts from large and small-scale developments. The position is located in Cranbrook or Nelson, B.C.

Application deadline is  June 6, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Ecosystem Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring an Ecosystem Biologist to support the Cumulative Effects Team for the Kootenay Boundary Region. The primary focus of the position is to support in the assessment and management of potential impacts from large and small-scale developments. The position is located in Cranbrook or Nelson, B.C.

Application deadline is  June 6, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Regional Fisheries Manager. The Manitoba Dept of Agriculture and Resource Development is hiring a biologist to  develop and deliver Indigenous, recreational and commercial fishery programs within the assigned area. The position is based in Thompson, Manitoba

Application deadline is May 23, 2021. For more information, follow this link and search for Adv. No. 37605.

*Regional Planning Biologist. The Ontario Dept of Natural Resources & Forestry is hiring a Regional Planning Biologist to lead and provide biological expertise and input into the development or review of resource management plans for fish, forest, wildlife, wetlands, water and watersheds across the region. The position is based in South Porcupine, near Timmins, Ontario

Application deadline is May 20, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Ecosystem Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring an Ecosystem Biologist for the Skeena Ecosystem Section to conduct ecosystem conservation, restoration, and enhancement projects,  including some projects in urban, agricultural and/or forest settings. The position is located in Smithers, B.C.

Application deadline is  May 19, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Post-Doc Opportunity (Salmon population studies). Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows to lead a research project on population dynamics, stock assessment, and management of Pacific salmon. The positions will be based out of the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC or the Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, BC.

Review of applications will being on May 15, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Environmental Coordinator. The Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board in Inuvik, NT is seeking an Environmental Coordinator. Responsibilities include managing the ongoing collection of harvest data, reviewing regulatory and research applications, and responding to requests for data, advice, and letters of support. The ideal candidate will have a BSc in Biology, Environmental Sciences, or a related field.

Application deadline is May 14, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Fisheries Student Assistant (Summer Student). The Nova Scotia Dept of Fisheries and Aquaculture is hiring a number of summer students to work for three months at their three fish hatcheries; Fraser’s Mills fish Hatchery (Antigonish County), Margaree Fish Hatchery (Inverness County), and McGowan Lake Fish Hatchery (Queens County). The student technicians will assist with technical work at the fish hatchery or in the field. They will provide support and care of fish, including the hatching, rearing and distribution of trout and Atlantic salmon to enhance the Province’s sport fishery.

Application deadline is  April 23, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*First Nations Stakeholder Engagement Biologist. A number of positions are available for this unique role for a biologist, working for the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. In this position, you will be involved with the implementation and support of fish, wildlife, and ecosystems management as well as First Nations and stakeholder engagement. 

Application deadline is  April 21, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Wildlife Research Technician. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forests is hiring a Wildlife Research Technician to be based in Peterborough, Ontario.  This technician will support the wild pig monitoring project and assist in program delivery with logistical support for other technical research programs. This position will also compile monitoring data and ensure good quality control. 

Application deadline is April 20, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Summer Student – Natural Resource Outreach & Education. The Nova Scotia Dept. of Lands & Forestry is hiring a student to review the existing education programs and create hands-on activities and content for educators, community programs, the general public, department staff and our website.  A second project is reviewing the Parks Education program and streamlining the deliverables to the program focus areas and create programs to be delivered by department staff as well as self-guided content for park visitors. The focus of our core Outreach is biodiversity, species at risk and ecological forestry. This position is located in Middle Musquodoboit, NS.

Application deadline is  April 15, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Area Leads, “Together for Wildlife” Program. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring two Area Leads for this wildlife program. There are a number of communities in which these positions may be based in southern and coastal B.C. Area Leads provide expert advice and recommendations regarding the implementation of the Together for Wildlife Strategy and coordinate area-level planning, integration and alignment with related initiatives.

Application deadline is  April 13, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Bear Management Technician. The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forests is hiring a seasonal bear-management technician, to be based in Nipigon, east of Thunder Bay.  This technician will conduct field activities, including human-bear conflict management, respond to a wide array of natural resources management related inquiries and provide technical support and contribute to the implementation of other resource management programs and projects.

Application deadline is  April 12, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Environmental Impact Assessment Biologist. The Environmental Protection Division of the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is developing an eligibility list for future vacancies for environmental impact assessment biologists. These are regional specialists in aquatic environmental impact assessment and provide recommendations and guidance on monitoring, mitigative or remedial activities. These positions may be located at regional offices throughout British Columbia.

Application deadline is  April 6, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Unit Head, Applied Freshwater Ecology Research. The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is hiring a Unit Head for Applied Freshwater Ecology Research to provide supervision and professional oversight for a ENV Conservation Science headquarters program at the University of British Columbia campus, including managing team/contractors and financial resources, managing partners relationships, conducting applied science, applying legislation, policies and professional standards in a consistent manner, participating in provincial policy development, and overseeing program delivery and professional projects. This position is in Vancouver.

Application deadline is March 24, 2021. For more information, follow this link

* Section Head – Fish and Aquatic Wildlife Resources. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Section Head for their Surrey office. This position is accountable for supervision of staff at the professional or specialist level for the regional fish and aquatic resources program.

Application deadline is March 24, 2021. For more information, follow this link

* Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Biologist for their Fort St. John office. Key activities include support for statutory decisions, operational planning, science-based standards, monitoring and technical reports and may manage contracts. The Biologist conducts laboratory and field studies to answer questions about species, habitats and/or ecosystem management or to test new theories or approaches. 

Application deadline is March 23, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Assistant Professor, Biodiversity – Food Security Linkages. Dalhousie University is hiring  to a tenure stream Assistant Professor position with Teaching (40%), Research (40%) and Service (20%) responsibilities in the Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences. The incumbent will work in areas related to the interface and tradeoffs between agricultural food security and ecosystem services provided by biodiversity . The position is located in Truro, Nova Scotia.

Application deadline is March 18, 2021 or until filled. For more information, follow this link

*Ecosystems Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring an Ecosystems Biologist to work with various district, regional and provincial staff to provide expertise on a broad range of aquatic and terrestrial (including wildlife and habitat) topics related to various resource sectors. This position provides a key professional role in the assessment of implications of forest, lands, and water authorizations on species of concern in the region. This position is based in Port Alberni.

Application deadline is March 15, 2021. For more information, follow this link.  

*PhD position in fish biology at Trent University. The Raby Lab at Trent University (Peterborough, ON, Canada) is recruiting a new PhD student to join the lab. The student will lead a project focused on walleye (Sander vitreus) biology that will involve respirometry experiments, biotelemetry tracking, and bioenergetics modeling to provide new insights into the drivers of fish migrations, the implications of climate warming, and the mechanisms underlying sexual size dimorphism.

Start date: January or May 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, follow this link.

* Executive Director of the Centre for Earth Observation Science. The University of Manitoba is seeking a full-time, continuing position for the Executive Director of the Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth and Resources, University of Manitoba. The incumbent will work with the CEOS Scientific Director, and CEOS core and affiliated staff in management of all aspects of the Centre. The position is located in Winnipeg, MB.

Application deadline is February 28, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Senior Ecosystem Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Senior Ecosystem Biologist to assist the Section Head to plan and manage the Ecosystems section at both a strategic and operational levels. This position is for the Thompson Okanagan Region and will be based in Penticton or Kamloops.

Application deadline is February 25 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Fisheries Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a fisheries biologist to develop and implement laboratory and field studies to answer questions about aquatic and terrestrial species, habitats and/or ecosystem management or to test new theories or approaches. The position will be based in Smithers, B.C.  

Apply by February 17, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Ontario Biologist. Trout Unlimited Canada is hiring an Ontario Biologist to work out of their Guelph office. This is a management position supporting Trout Unlimited Canada’s monitoring, assessment and
restoration programs in various watershed throughout Ontario. 

Application deadline is February 14, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Wildlife Resource Specialist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a Wildlife Resource Specialist to develop creative management solutions to strategic resource management issues affecting BC timber sales, with a primary focus on supporting the coastal operations. This position can be based in a number of locations, including Port McNeill, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Victoria, Powell River, Squamish or Chilliwack, B.C.

Application deadline is February 4, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Section Head, Wildlife & Terrestrial Ecosystems. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring this Section Head to work out of Williams Lake, B.C. This position is the science lead for the program and provides supervision and oversight for the regional Wildlife and Terrestrial Ecosystems program. 

Application deadline is February 1, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Regional Wildlife Manager. The Manitoba Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Development is hiring three Regional Wildlife Managers to manage the wildlife programs within assigned regions of Manitoba. These positions plan, coordinate, organize and supervise regional wildlife research and management programs. The positions are located in The Pas, Thompson, and Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba. 

Application deadline is February 1, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Regional Fisheries Manager. The Manitoba Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Development is hiring two Regional Fisheries Managers to manage the fisheries within assigned regions of Manitoba. This position develops and delivers Indigenous, recreational and commercial fishery programs within the scope of departmental policies and strategies. The positions are located in Brandon and Thompson, Manitoba. 

Application deadline is February 1, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Wildlife Management Biologists – two positions. The Nunavut Wildlife Management Board is currently recruiting a Wildlife Management Biologist and Wildlife Management Biologist: Marine Mammals. These positions are based in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

Application deadline is  January 29, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Wetlands Workforce – 4 positions. The B.C. Wildlife Federation is hiring for 4 positions on their Wetlands Workforce;

  • Project Manager, Wetlands Workforce;
  • Assistant Project Manager, Wetlands Workforce
  • Wetlands Assessment & Field Coordinator, Wetlands Workforce
  • First Nations Liaison, Wetlands Workforce

The Wetlands Workforce project supports the maintenance, monitoring and inventory of restored wetland sites across B.C. It also engages in planning activities related to the restoration of future wetland restoration sites and inventory of natural wetland sites for the development of better wetland management tools.

You will be expected to work remotely (e.g., home office) and travel around the province during field season. Applicants living outside of the Lower Mainland, but in British Columbia, will be considered.

Application deadline is  January 27, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Inuit Research Advisor Coordinator. ArcticNet is hiring a Coordinator  to support the Inuit Nunangat Research Program. In this position, you will support meetings of the Inuit Advisory Committee and the Inuit Research Advisors and provide other support to the program. The position will be based at the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Ont.

Application deadline is January 15, 2021.  For more information, follow this link.

*Regional Fisheries Biologist. The Manitoba Dept. of Agriculture and Resource Development is hiring a fisheries biologist to collect, analyze, and interpret fisheries data to support fisheries management in the Eastern Region. The position is located in Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba. 

Application deadline is January 14, 2021. For more information, follow this link and enter the Advertisement Number: 36856

*Wildlife Biologist (Caribou). The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring a wildlife biologist to work out of Prince George or Smithers, B.C. In this position, you will support the implementation of the government’s management goals, objectives and principles that support the conservation and recovery of caribou in BC. 

Application deadline is  January 11, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Zoologist. The Conservation Data Centre of the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is hiring a zoologist. You will work on the lists of animals in BC and their conservation status rank assessments . You will also map Element Occurrences of species at risk, manage the mapping contractors, and organize, compile, analyze and maintain zoological data and information from multiple sources. The position is located on Vancouver Island.

Application deadline is  January 10, 2021. For more information, follow this link

*Ecosystems Biologist. The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is hiring an Ecosystems Biologist to be based in Williams Lake, B.C. The work involves a broad range of subject areas and functions including collecting and managing information on species habitats and ecosystems, species at risk, habitat conservation, management and restoration, and developing and implementing standards and guidelines related to these areas. 

Application deadline is  January 6, 2021. For more information, follow this link.

*Professor of Marine Acoustics/Professeur sous octroi en acoustique marine. The Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER) of the Université du Québec is seeking a new professor in marine acoustics for a three-year term. The successful candidate will develop a research program as part of the Marine Acoustic Research Station project in Rimouski, Québec. The intention is to document the effect of ships on the sound environment of the St. Lawrence, and propose concrete means to reduce ship noise. French is the working language. 

The position will be advertised until filled. For more information see this attached document. And en français