Restoration Ecologist

Posted Date: May 13, 2024
Application Deadline: Jun 11, 2024

Status: Open

Competition No: 925
Position Type: Full Time - Trust Funded
Salary Range: $68,914.07 to $95,379.39 per year
Grade: 10
Hours: 40

This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position has a term length of 1 year plus 1 day with a strong possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed on our Benefits Overview page.

Location - This role is hybrid with a mix of remote and in-person work across Alberta.

Working at the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is a community of knowledge seekers, change makers and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 14,000 faculty and staff, over 40,000 students and 260,000 alumni worldwide.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross-section of people — from our students and community members, to our renowned researchers and innovators, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger and more just. Learn more.

Working for the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) is dedicated to tracking changes in biodiversity across the entirety of Alberta for the next 100 years, and this resultant information provides Albertans the ability to make informed decisions about the state of their environment in ways never before possible.


The Restoration Ecologist works in ABMI’s Science Centre and is responsible for analyzing large, complex datasets to support landscape management throughout Alberta. This includes leading the development of monitoring program designs, modelling, and tool development in collaboration with multiple partners, including provincial and federal governments, Indigenous communities, and industry groups from the natural resource sector.


  • Analyze large field-based and remotely sensed datasets to evaluate the effects of disturbance and restoration on vegetation and fauna
  • Develop and test new approaches and study designs for restoration monitoring, including delivering training materials and occasional travel to restoration program sites
  • Collaborate with government, industry, and Indigenous partners to understand information needs and build informed monitoring program designs
  • Create and disseminate reports and other science communication products

Minimum Qualifications

  • MSc in ecology or related discipline.
  • Greater than 3 years working in the field of restoration ecology, with excellent interpersonal skills, experience working with research teams, and strong analytical ability.
  • Thorough understanding of statistical theory and application.
  • Experience working with GIS.
  • Experience modeling vegetation and mammal response to habitat disturbance and recovery.
  • Experience with managing complex data flows and working with advanced data management systems as part of an integrated team.
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams and communicating relevant results to partners and collaborators.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A self-motivated and proactive approach to solving problems.
  • Ability to work with independence and thrive in fast-paced work environment.
  • Experience working in Alberta’s boreal ecosystems.
  • An interest in continuous learning.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

Note: This opportunity will be available until midnight June 4, 2024, Edmonton, Alberta local time.

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