Conservation Scientist

This position will be based from our national head office at Oak Hammock Marsh, near Stonewall,MB
Jun 20, 2018
Jul 11, 2018
Job Level
Mid level
Employment Type
Full time, Permanent
Salary Type

Conservation Scientist
Stonewall, Manitoba
The Opportunity
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is seeking a Conservation Scientist to help advance science objectives within our Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research (IWWR) and National Boreal Program.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• identifying research priorities that will benefit DUC’s waterfowl conservation objectives;
• developing and managing relationships with DUC staff and external partners;
• designing, conducting, supervising and facilitating research to advance waterfowl conservation programs;
• publishing research results in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research finding to appropriate scientific forums and to DUC staff;
• securing funds to help support research and conservation;
• assisting with continuing education and communication activities (such as presenting at workshops, reviewing items for DUC’s marketing and communication efforts, or producing magazine articles);
• participating in other professional activities (e.g., manuscript reviews, scientific consultation, professional society activities, grant reviews, etc.);
• assisting with strategic and program planning, annual budget preparation, and related matters.
This position will be based from our national head office at Oak Hammock Marsh, near Stonewall, Manitoba.
• Graduate degree in waterfowl or wetland ecology or a closely related discipline, ideally with emphasis on breeding waterfowl/waterbirds, wetland function, hydrology, climate change, ecosystem services of waterfowl habitat or applied conservation. PhD preferred.
• Knowledge in the following areas would be an asset:
o Anthropogenic change in the boreal forest and implications for conserving wetlands and wildlife populations
o Conservation design and planning to achieve multiple objectives
o Raising money to support scientific research or conservation programs
• Proven ability to design, conduct and publish ecological research is essential;
• Strength in experimental design and statistical analyses;
• Leadership experience with solid organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
• Adaptability to a variety of topics;
• Demonstrated ability to work both within a team and independently;
• Strong oral and written communication skills;
The successful candidate will also have an affinity to the outdoors, conservation and the world of waterfowl and wetlands.
How to Apply
Working for DUC is a career highlight for many staff. Let us know if making a difference is important to you.
Please visit our online career center to submit your application for confidential consideration.
Closing deadline: July 11, 2018
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, DUC partners with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. Learn more at
While DUC would like to thank all applicants, only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.