Volunteer Research Assistant position at the Kalahari Mole-rat Project

The Research

We are looking for several volunteer research assistants to carry out exciting experiments with captive Damaraland mole-rats, cooperatively breeding subterranean rodents, at the Kuruman River Reserve in the South African Kalahari Desert.

Our research broadly investigates the influence of genes, hormones, breeding and social factors on individual developmental, growth, behaviours and ageing.

What you can gain from this role?

This position is particularly suited, but not exclusively, for people aiming to carry on their academic education or hold a management position in a research project. Successful applicants can expect to gain invaluable experience in animal handling procedures and in conducting and managing experiments. They will also gain database skills (MySQL) and will be provided with the opportunity to work on a personal analysis project. Costs of food and accommodation while at the project will be covered. A contribution towards travel costs will be made (300 Euros/Year)

Candidate requirements

Applicants should be available for a period of 6 to 12 months, starting March-May 2020. They should be hardworking, enthusiastic, physically fit, and prepared for long hours in the laboratory. Successful applicants will be responsible to run experiments and will be involved in data collection (behavioural observations, collection of biological samples), data editing and animal handling.

If you are interested in this position send your CV and cover letter stating your availability to molerat.volunteer@gmail.com. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for a Skype interview.

Deadline: 28th February 2020 (spontaneous applications beyond this date are welcome)


Canadian Journal of Zoology seeking 4-6 new members for Editorial Advisory Board

The Canadian Journal of Zoology is a broad zoological journal which has been publishing International research for 90 years, is seeking 4-6 new members for our Editorial Advisory Board.  We are looking for colleagues who are willing to commit to up to a 5 year term and are especially keen to encourage academic colleagues at the Assistant Professor rank.  The principal duties of Board members will be to 1) assist the Co-editors in identifying potential reviewers and 2) help the Co-editors to make editorial decisions about manuscripts where reviews are contentious and or divided.  Our experience is that we would ask for assistance with 4-8 manuscripts per year at most.  Currently we have about 300 submissions in total per year.

While we will pay some attention to regional location, we are primarily interested in evidence of candidate’s scientific expertise. We currently feel that we could use additional expertise in the broad areas of population genetics, population and community ecology (especially for non-mammals), ornithology, entomology, marine mammal biology, physiology of fish and other ectotherms.

We ask you to submit a brief CV and statement of interest to either of the co-editors.  We would of course be happy to answer any questions or provide further information if necessary.

Kind regards,

Mark Brigham (mark.brigham@uregina.ca)

Helga Guderley (helga.guderley.1@ulaval.ca)


Regulatory Specialist (2 Year Term Position), Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The Tlicho People have strong, traditional ties to the land, water, and wildlife, so ensuring responsible use of land and water for the benefit of Tlicho People is of paramount importance.

The Regulatory Specialist is responsible for coordinating submissions made to the Board, managing public reviews, conducting environmental impact assessments, liaising with government, industry, First Nations, and other stakeholders, managing various projects, and carrying out technical reviews.

If you have environmental and technical experience and are interested in joining a high-performing team in a fast-paced, progressive, and dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

The successful applicant will have a relevant degree and demonstrate the following competencies in their cover letter and resume:

  • strong technical writing ability;
  • strong written and oral communications skills;
  • project and time management skills;
  • cultural awareness; and
  • an understanding of relevant environmental legislation.

The starting salary for this position ranges from $83,007 to $89,324 per year plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes over $10,000 per year in allowances. This is a two-year term position with the possibility of a further extension. Interested candidates are asked to submit their cover letter and resume by Sunday, January 19, 2020 to:

Attn: Allan Twissell at NorthWays Consulting
RE: WLWB Regulatory Specialist Competition
e-mail: northwayscareers@northwestel.net

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates may be considered on future competitions. Thank you for your interest in this competition.


Regulatory Specialist, Tłı̨chǫ Government

Tłı̨chǫ Government invites all suitable qualified candidatesto apply for the Regulatory Specialist re-advertised position.

Tłı̨chǫ Government is committed to attracting and recruiting the best possible candidates for available positions. The principles of fairness, qualifications and Tłı̨chǫ citizenship guide the hiring of Tłı̨chǫ Government employees.

POSITION TITLE:               Regulatory Specialist
DEPARTMENT:                  Culture and Lands Protection
LOCATION:         Yellowknife, NT
STATUS:               Full Time, Permanent
CLOSING DATE:                January 17, 2020; 5:00 pm


Reporting to the Manager, Lands Regulation, the Regulatory Specialist is accountable for conducting technical assessments; making recommendations on land and water use submissions; reviews for mining and other land use developments on Tłı̨chǫ lands and within Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè; providing technical advice relating to industrial, mining and other developments; and monitoring and evaluating compliance of land use permits, water license and access agreement conditions. The Regulatory Specialist has significant latitude in conducting technical reviews and making recommendations concerning land, water and resource submissions and reviews.


  • Post-secondary degree in civil, environmental or mine engineering, environmental science, management or equivalent
  • Familiarity with conducting technical reviews of environmental applications, submissions and reviews, particularly for mining and industrial developments
  • Familiarity with land and resource management systems and approaches, and the legislative and regulatory regime (Tłı̨chǫ laws, MVRMA) applying to Wek’èezhı̀i and Mǫwhì Gogha Dè Nı̨ı̨tłèè especially the land use permitting and water licensing processes
  • Familiarity with mapping systems and the concepts and techniques of land and resource management in northern Canada
  • Highly developed analytic and practical reasoning abilities
  • Sensitivity to and willingness to be guided by Tłı̨chǫ geographical and land and resource use concepts and traditions
  • Good mathematical and problem-solving abilities
  • Very good interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work as a team member
  • Very good computer skills and the ability to use electronic data bases and filing systems
  • Ability to work with Tłı̨chǫ community members, particularly elders and harvesters
  • Ability to speak the Tłı̨chǫ language is an asset

For a copy of the Job Description, email hr@tlicho.com

 To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to hr@tlicho.com

Human Resources, Department of Corporate Services, Tłı̨chǫ Ndek’àowo / Tłı̨chǫ Government
P.O. Box 412, Behchokǫ̀, NT, X0E 0Y0
Tel: 867.392.6381 • Fax 867.392.6862