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Lead Biologist – Native Pollinator Initiative

Contract Period:   January 11, 2021 to January 10, 2023 with likelihood of continuation depending on funding. Start date may be flexible.

Position Summary: The Lead Biologist will provide overall coordination for Wildlife Preservation Canada’s Native Pollinator Initiative (NPI). The position will focus on conservation breeding, population monitoring, research, and community science for at-risk native bumble bee species in Ontario, as well as multi-partner collaborations such as BumbleBeeWatch.org. This includes the direct management of the bumble bee conservation program: hiring and supervision of employees, ensuring implementation of core activities of field surveys, captive colony maintenance, research, community science, and partner engagement. Additionally, the Lead Biologist will assist with development of new opportunities to expand recovery activities for other native pollinators across Canada. The Lead Biologist position will initially require being based in Guelph, Ontario.

Application Deadline: January 1, 2021