Website fRI Research

Job Description

fRI Research is hiring 4 grizzly bear and 2 habitat seasonal field technicians. The successful candidates will be part of a team monitoring grizzly bear populations through non-invasive sampling approaches and evaluating bear food availability on the landscape in relation to climate and management practices.

Grizzly bear technicians will collect grizzly bear hair samples using non-invasive collection methods and monitor sampling sites with the use of trail cameras.

Habitat technicians will deploy soil temperature and humidity sensors and monitor vegetation plots to assess species presence, abundance, and phenology.

Work involves driving 4-wheel drive trucks on gravel roads, reading maps and GPS locations, using radios and other communication devices, hiking through dense vegetation and uneven terrain, setting up hair sampling sites/monitoring vegetation plots, and accurately collecting ecological data.

Fieldwork will be staged out of various locations in the foothills between Highway 16 south to Highway 1 in Alberta. There is scope for crossover, with habitat/grizzly bear technicians exchanging tasks as required by project needs.



·         Valid Class 5 driver’s licence with a clean driving record for a minimum of 3-years

·         Be physically fit and able to hike long distances with a heavy backpack and equipment in difficult terrain

·         Ability to work long hours in all weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and persistent insects

·         Valid First Aid/CPR Certificate

·         Eligible to work in Canada / currently in possession of an open work permit


Conditions & how to apply

Candidates need to be available from April 29, 2024 to August 31, 2024, but there is scope for longer contracts (earlier start/later end) depending on work and candidate availability.


Wage will be $22-26/hr depending on experience, on a shiftwork schedule of 9 days on/5 days off, with 75-88 hours per shift. Accommodation and food provided during remote fieldwork.


Training will be provided in Hinton, Alberta.


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To apply for this job please visit

PO BOX 4990
Edmonton AB
T6E 5G8

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