Sentinels of Change Alliance Research Technician

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Job Class

CUPE 116

Job Profile

CUPE 116 Salaried – Analysis Assistant /Technician 4

Job Title

Sentinels of Change Alliance Analysis Technician


Analysis Harley Division of Zoology School of Science

Compensation Vary

$5,281.00 – $5,738.00 CAD Month-to-month

Posting Finish Date

October 11, 2023

Observe: Purposes shall be accepted till 11:59 PM on the day previous to the Posting Finish Date above.

Job Finish Date

Apr 30, 2027

There are 3 vacancies for this place.

The place is for 12 months, renewable yearly by April 30, 2027 with the potential for one additional yr. We’re fascinated by technicians who can work with us for the five-year length of the challenge.

At UBC, we imagine that attracting and sustaining a various workforce is essential to the profitable pursuit of excellence in analysis, innovation, and studying for all college, employees and college students. Our dedication to employment fairness helps obtain inclusion and equity, brings wealthy variety to UBC as a office, and creates the required situations for a rewarding profession.

Job Abstract

The Sentinels of Change Alliance brings collectively Hakai Institute scientists, College of British Columbia (UBC) scientists, and native communities to observe Salish Sea biodiversity at an unprecedented scale and backbone. The objective is to resolve our understanding of ecosystem processes to help the sustainable improvement and administration of the Salish Sea, which supplies important providers to a number of First Nations, Tribes, and communities. Be taught extra at

The event and implementation of this analysis program shall be shared between researchers at UBC and Hakai. Hakai scientists and Sentinels Analysis technicians will implement and preserve the neighborhood companion community and biodiversity monitoring program, offering a constant collaborative framework.

Organizational Standing

Technicians will help the Principal Investigators from UBC and the Hakai Institute in all components of the Sentinels of Change analysis program. The person will work together intently with a crew of technicians at UBC and the Hakai Institute, in addition to postdoctoral researchers related to the Sentinels of Change program. Technicians will work together with directors and employees from inside UBC and the Hakai Institute.

Work Carried out

Engages, communicates, and coordinates with neighborhood companions finishing up participatory science throughout the challenge.

As a member of a crew, operates and maintains mild traps, Autonomous Reef

Monitoring Buildings (ARMS), autonomous sensors (e.g. temperature loggers), and different monitoring gear requiring specialised coaching.

Conducts intensive intertidal biodiversity surveys, together with area identification of marine invertebrates and seaweeds.

Collects and prepares environmental and organic samples for DNA sequencing.

Works with a crew of technicians to supervise the progress of tasks and participates in a variety of analysis actions.

Gives instruction and coaching to neighborhood members in the usage of specialised strategies and gear.

Develops and writes novel protocols associated to area experiments and monitoring

Modifies, designs, and performs area monitoring and experiments.

Researches and determines the applicability of latest intertidal and subtidal recruitment platforms.

Troubleshoots complicated gear and techniques issues.

Writes experiences, presents analysis outcomes at inner and exterior conferences.

Travels incessantly to area websites and neighborhood companion places for intertidal monitoring and neighborhood engagement.

Works in antagonistic climate situations and rugged terrain (e.g. intertidal zone).

Consequence of Error/Judgement

Workout routines a substantial quantity of judgment, duty, and initiative in figuring out work procedures and strategies, and coordinating the work.

Good judgement and reporting of errors is vital to sustaining the accuracy and integrity of the science being produced, and the security of the researchers doing the work.

All crew members are anticipated to work with care and train their greatest judgement. Any errors or errors shall be reported to crew members and Principal Investigators in a well timed method.

Supervision Acquired

Works underneath minimal supervision, receiving particular directions solely on uncommon issues or on issues which depart considerably from established coverage and process.

Supervision Given

Some conditions could require supervising small groups.

Minimal {Qualifications}

Completion of a college diploma in a related self-discipline or technical program and a minimal 4 years of associated expertise or an equal mixture of training and expertise. Some positions could require a graduate diploma.

  • Willingness to respect numerous views, together with views in battle with one’s personal
  • Demonstrates a dedication to enhancing one’s personal consciousness, information, and abilities associated to fairness, variety, and inclusion

Most popular {Qualifications}

Completion of an MSc in Biology/Ecology/Environmental Science/Marine Science or equal.

Expertise conducting scientific dives (CAUS I, II or equal most popular).

Expertise driving boats within the nearshore marine surroundings (legitimate SVOP,

MEDA3/SDVBS and ROC-M certifications).

Expertise working with a collaborative community of researchers throughout coaching ranges.

Expertise working with neighborhood teams (First Nations, ENGOs, faculty teams, common neighborhood members) and conducting neighborhood primarily based science.

Expertise managing massive datasets and sustaining information high quality and integrity.

Expertise working safely in laboratory settings.

Demonstrates clear and constant communication.

Class V drivers license or equal.

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