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Job Posting: Research Assistant Position in Environmental Issues

November 10, 2017
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ESSA Technologies Ltd. (ESSA) is seeking a motivated, service-oriented, resourceful, independent and highly skilled Research Assistant to support their domestic and international teams based on a 12-month contract. This is a support-level position with an opportunity for permanent placement and room for advancement. The expected start is January 22, 2018.

Our projects address a wide range of environmental issues including: fisheries management, aquatic and terrestrial habitat assessment and restoration, environmental impact assessment, environmental flows and other water-related issues, and climate change adaptation. The scope of responsibilities includes: research and information synthesis (e.g., literature review); reference management; assistance with proposal development; contributing to project reports; facilitation support; and assisting with the development of marketing materials.

The position also involves providing analytical support such as data entry, summarizing data with formulas in Excel, extracting data from relational databases, working with scripts in R, and graphing data in Excel and R. The role requires excellent research and writing skills and advanced computer skills in document mastering (e.g., Word, Excel, Google docs).

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in the natural/life or social sciences is preferred
  • Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in the natural/life or social sciences plus a minimum of 2 years’ recent experience fulfilling a similar role, will be considered

To apply, please email a cover letter and résumé to careers@essa.com by December 2, 2017 with “Research Assistant” in the subject line. For more information about this posting, please visit the ESSA Careers webpage or view the full call document attached below:

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