Subglacial Lakes Project Coordinator opportunity - University of Alberta

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Subglacial Lakes Project Coordinator opportunity - University of Alberta

Alison Criscitiello
Dear Colleagues,

University of Alberta invites applicants for a Subglacial Lakes Project Coordinator:
For full consideration, apply by Sept 23, 2019 (midnight Mountain Time).

This position has a term length of one year, with a possibility of extension and offers a comprehensive benefits package.

*The Weston Family Subglacial Lakes Project seeks to explore the physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the Devon Subglacial Lake Complex in the Canadian Arctic. A Canadian-led research plan, funded by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, has been developed. The plan aims to explore the Devon subglacial lakes while maintaining the integrity of their environment, develop scientific infrastructure and technical expertise in Canada that can support a broad range of future Arctic research applications, and increase awareness and interest in the Canadian Arctic among researchers, special interest groups and the general public. The Project Coordinator supports links within The Weston Family Subglacial Lakes Project and its team members and between the project, The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, the Department and the University community.

The project coordinator will work closely with the project team to oversee and support all aspects of this multi-disciplinary project. This includes:
Works with regulators to apply for research permits for project activities
Organizes field and project logistics (eg. travel, contract, organizing meetings)
Helps the project team write reports and proposals
Oversees project administration including budgets/financials
Assists the project team in exploring funding partnership opportunities
Assists the project team in the development and execution of an outreach program
Assists engineering teams in the development of specialized equipment by researching componentry, acquiring quotes from manufactures and distributors and preparing purchasing requisitions
Assists the project team in developing the scope of the project, and in developing deadlines related to the project life-cycle and deliverable schedules

Minimum Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of specialization
Background in outreach and outreach coordinating required to lead a comprehensive outreach program
Background in working with private foundations is strongly preferred
Arctic field logistics experience is desired
Research license permitting experience preferred
Competent using standard computer packages (e.g. Excel, Word, etc.)
Efficient time management skills and ability to work unsupervised
Superior organizational and inter-personal skills are required, with proven ability to work in small teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Please feel free to contact Alison Criscitiello ([hidden email]) or Ashley Dubnick ([hidden email]) with any questions about this exciting opportunity!

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