Sentinels of Change Alliance Research Technician

University of British Columbia

Workers – Union

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 College of Science

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

Posting Finish Date
October 11, 2023

Observe: Functions will likely 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 means of April 30, 2027 with the potential of one additional 12 months. We’re interested by technicians who can work with us for the five-year length of the venture.

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 school, workers and college students. Our dedication to employment fairness helps obtain inclusion and equity, brings wealthy range 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 watch Salish Sea biodiversity at an unprecedented scale and backbone. The purpose is to resolve our understanding of ecosystem processes to assist the sustainable improvement and administration of the Salish Sea, which supplies important providers to a bunch of First Nations, Tribes, and communities. Study extra at  

The event and implementation of this analysis program will likely be shared between researchers at UBC and Hakai. Hakai scientists and Sentinels Analysis technicians will implement and preserve the neighborhood associate 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 elements of the Sentinels of Change analysis program. The person will work together intently with a workforce 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 workers from inside UBC and the Hakai Institute.
Work Carried out
● Engages, communicates, and coordinates with neighborhood companions finishing up participatory science throughout the venture.
● As a member of a workforce, operates and maintains gentle 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 subject identification of marine invertebrates and seaweeds.
● Collects and prepares environmental and organic samples for DNA sequencing.
● Works with a workforce of technicians to supervise the progress of tasks and participates in a variety of analysis actions.
● Supplies instruction and coaching to neighborhood members in the usage of specialised strategies and gear.
● Develops and writes novel protocols associated to subject experiments and monitoring
● Modifies, designs, and performs subject monitoring and experiments.
● Researches and determines the applicability of latest intertidal and subtidal recruitment platforms.
● Troubleshoots advanced gear and programs issues.
● Writes stories, presents analysis outcomes at inner and exterior conferences.

● Travels steadily to subject websites and neighborhood associate areas for intertidal monitoring and neighborhood engagement.
● Works in adversarial climate situations and rugged terrain (e.g. intertidal zone).

Consequence of Error/Judgement
● Workouts 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 necessary to sustaining the accuracy and integrity of the science being produced, and the protection of the researchers doing the work.
● All workforce members are anticipated to work with care and train their finest judgement. Any errors or errors will likely be reported to workforce members and Principal Investigators in a well timed method.
Supervision Obtained
● Works below 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 schooling 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, range, 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 atmosphere (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, college teams, basic neighborhood members) and conducting neighborhood primarily based science.
● Expertise managing giant 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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