MTS Level 5 - Atlantic Bat Conservation Project Technician - Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative - Department of Pathology and Microbiology - Atlantic Veterinary College
$52,265 to $57,551 per annum, as per CUPE 1870 (Grant Funded)
The Department of Pathology and Microbiology, Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC), University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for an MTS 5 full-time, term position, subject to budgetary approval. The successful applicant will join the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative (CWHC), Atlantic Region as a Regional Coordinator for the Atlantic hub of the Canadian North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat), a regional bat hotline reporting technician and a team member in a bat health program requiring regular liaison with the bat community regionally, nationally, and internationally.
- As the Regional Coordinator for the Atlantic hub of NABat, track any new developments and updates in the NABat program, including changes in methodology and database functionality, and regularly communicate critical changes to the Atlantic Canadian acoustic monitoring community with written updates to the Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative acoustic monitoring guidance documents as required
- Provide ongoing support for regional NABat initiatives, particularly assistance with selecting NABat monitoring grid cells, technical issues, and acoustic data interpretation
- Organize and host quarterly Atlantic Canadian virtual NABat community sessions to address common issues, answer questions, assist with troubleshooting, and engage the regional NABat network to share information about its experiences with acoustic monitoring and the NABat program
- Analyze a subset of regional partners’ recorded bat echolocation sequences to provide data quality control and assurance
- Be responsible for a 1-800 phone line to respond to questions from and provide consistent messaging to the general public in PE, NB, NS, and NL concerning the management of bats roosting in buildings and topics related to bat population monitoring, bat health, and human health
- Contribute to the preparation of quarterly reports for funding partners on status and results of the hotline and regional NABat program as well as document other project milestones and accomplishments
- Represent the CWHC in teleconferences and other meetings related to area of responsibilities
- Be available for additional training and continuing education to maintain the most current professional skills and knowledge related to bat health.
- Participate in other CWHC bat health research projects as opportunities arise and time permits
- Minimum BSc degree
- Protective prophylactic vaccination against rabies is essential
- Demonstrated experience and ability in communicating scientific information verbally and in writing, and responding to questions from the general public related to wildlife management or wildlife health topics
- Understanding of biological science sufficient to integrate, assess and communicate scientific information verbally and in writing is required
- Familiarity with bat biology/ecology is considered an asset
- Bilingual preferred but will consider other unilingual applicants with experience in the bat biology and/or ecology
- Ability to work independently, but with capacity to work well in a team-oriented environment using good interpersonal skills is essential
- Strong writing and communication skills are required
- Computer proficiency particularly with common scientific workplace software and databases
Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.
If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.
UPEI will require all students, staff, and faculty to comply with the Covid 19 attestation and vaccination requirements as set out under the UPEI Covid 19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.
UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.