Working at 8Trees Inc. exposes employees to a variety of projects that help to build well-rounded and skilled Ecologists. This page is dedicated to showcasing the positions held at 8Trees Inc., including advanced levels, beginner levels, students and volunteers.
Associate positions are work-partnerships with colleagues that are established in their field of expertise, and that bring their knowledge and experience to the team in various ways.
Our Research Associate contributes by assisting with designing projects, communicating with partners, mentoring students, acquiring grants/funding, analyzing data and writing reports and/or papers for publication. Some students working on thesis projects with a University partner are co-supervised by our Research Associate.
Our Associate Habitat Restoration Biologist contributes by mentoring beginner-level Biologists, Field Assistants/Technicians and students, carrying out data collection/ecological field applications - especially when specialized to their field of expertise, communicating with partners, and assisting with project design and report writing.
Our Biologists are either beginner-level or advanced-level positions, depending on the persons experience and qualifications. They will usually be the lead on one or two major research projects that the company has acquired funding for. All Biologists will also work together on other ongoing company projects as necessary, including consultant work and outreach events.
Advanced-level biologists are staff with biology degrees (B.Sc. or higher) with an academic background and several years of experience working in the field of biology, ecology, conservation and/or restoration. The BIO II will do most of the report writing and analysis for all projects.
Beginner-level biologists are staff that are newly graduated (B.Sc. or higher), have little experience in the field but have an academic background in biology, ecology, conservation and/or restoration. The BIO I will assist in data collection, leading student assistants, testing research methods and writing project reports.
Our Field Assistants and Technicians hold either advanced-level, or beginner-level positions that are mentored by our Biologists and Associates in various skills in ecological applications. Duties for these positions include assisting the Biologists with field data collection for various projects, taking detailed notes/photos, data entry and organization, equipment maintenance, and assisting with communications to the team and volunteers when necessary.
These positions are for staff with university or college degrees related to biology, ecology, environmental studies, conservation and/or restoration, with more than one year of working experience in these fields. Advanced-level technicians already have developed skills in data collection, environmental monitoring, or ecological restoration practice. Technicians often begin in the company at a beginner-level and move into advanced level after learning our project methods, becoming more proficient in all required skills, and taking on a leadership role with students.
These positions are for staff that are new university or college graduates with little-to-no practical experience. These technicians are often assigned projects with another advanced-level technician or one of the biologists to assist with data collection, data entry, data organization and equipment maintenance.
This position is for staff with a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in biology, ecology, or other related field, with experience in science communication, budget management, staff/personnel management, and project coordination. The AAB will work to ensure all funding applications, permit applications, final reports and work contracts are kept on schedule and submitted by deadlines. They will also ensure all protocols are in line with permits, staff paperwork are in order, and will work to maintain the company website and news blog, and coordinate staff meetings or events where appropriate.
This position is for staff with experience collecting data, researching using library and other online resources, organizing files in a database and conducting public outreach. The OC will assist the AAB with communications, especially using social-media and other scientific communication platforms as necessary, and will assist in coordinating any outreach events.
Student positions are part of our Student Mentorship Program, which are fully-funded or partially-funded positions supported by Young Canada Works, ECO Canada, and other reputable sources.
Students take on a beginner-level technician role at a beginner level and learn various skills from our mentors, such as;
- proper data collection methodologies/protocols
- note taking
-data entry and organization
- time management
- team work and collaboration
8Trees Inc. welcomes volunteers to assist in data collection for our long term monitoring projects. This is one of our ways to give the public a chance to learn about the various research initiatives we have in the region, and to learn on site how ecological data is collected. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering!