Summer Job –Research Assistant

Summer Job –Research Assistant

The John Prince Research Forest has a summer position for a research assistant.  The duties of this positon includes data entry (Excel) and video analysis of wildlife data, and collection and preparation of botanical specimens.

The John Prince Research Forest is a research forest located in north-central B.C., jointly owned and operated by Tl’azt’en Nation and UNBC.  It encompasses almost 17,000 ha of forestland which includes a research and education station located on Tezzeron Lake, 45km north of the village of Fort St. James.

This position is funded in part through the Canada Summer Jobs program and successful applicants must meet the following eligibility qualifications:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
  • have been registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and,
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

Term of appointment:       May 28, 2018 – August 17, 2018


  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Computer skills (including Excel)
  • Physically fit
  • Be prepared to work in the field
  • Be prepared to live at our research center for periods of time

Desirable assets:

  • Be enrolled in programs associated with natural resource studies: forestry, fish & wildlife, environmental studies, geography, biology, etc.
  • Have had previous field experience
  • Knowledge of wildlife and plant species in central BC


Please provide your resume and covering letter (via mail or email) to:

Sue Grainger, Manager

John Prince Research Forest

Box 2378, Fort St. James, B.C. V0J 1P0

(250) 996-3700


Closing Date for Applications:          May 23, 2018