There are two research assistantships available through Wilfrid Laurier University’s Forest Ecology
Lab (www.forestecology.ca) and the Taiga Plains Research Network (www.taigaplains.ca) as part of an
ongoing partnership with the Government of the Northwest Territories
(http://www.wlu.ca/research/LaurierNWT). We are looking for two motivated, energetic individuals to
contribute to ongoing research projects in sub-arctic forest and tundra research sites in the Northwest Territories.

Research assistantship details:
– Duration: Three months (late May – late August)
– Locations: Trail Valley Creek, NWT (north of Inuvik) and Yellowknife, NWT
– Salary/travel: In addition to a modest research assistant stipend, travel between Waterloo, Ontario or a comparably priced departure point and the field site(s) will be provided and food and accommodation while in the field will be provided.
– Tasks: contribute to graduate student field research projects at the two sites.

Qualifications
Interested individuals should have the following general qualifications:
-Be enrolled in or have completed a science-based university or college program.
-Fluency in English
-Experience camping, preferably in more remote settings
-First aid and firearms training required at time of employment
-Valid driver’s license

Interested students should contact:

Dr. Jennifer Baltzer
Center for Cold Regions and Water Science Research and Biology Dept., Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave., Waterloo, ON, N2L 3C5, Canada
Email: jbaltzer@wlu.ca

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