Job Opportunities

We are hiring for our 2024 Undergraduate Research Assistants! Position is May 1- August 31, 2024. More information below.

Two 4-month positions

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Maple Ridge, BC

May 1 – Aug 31, 2024


The UBC/Malcolm Knapp Research Forest is seeking for two highly motivated students from Forestry, Conservation or Wood Science, to assist our staff with field and office duties for the summer of 2024. The successful students will work closely with staff members, including the manager, resident forester, research coordinator, and administrative and technical staff on a variety of tasks including:

  • Fire patrols and fire suppression
  • Silviculture surveys, assessments and maintenance of plantations
  • Data entry and updating of GIS layers
  • Site plan field data collection and work
  • Routine research project maintenance
  • Recreational trail enhancement, interpretation and extension

Candidates should have basic knowledge of surveying techniques, fire suppression, silviculture surveys and ArcGIS.  All candidates must have current, first aid (WCB Level 1) certification and a clean, valid Class 5 BC Driver’s License. The positions will require working outdoors in all weather conditions.

The positions will be full-time, five days per week (Thursday – Monday), from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, including 30 minutes of unpaid time for lunch, with the possibility to switch to 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm schedule if the fire danger rating requires it. On-site accommodation (Marc House) is available for $500/month.

Classification: Undergraduate Research Assistant – $3,800/month


Please submit a resume and cover letter, Attn: Ionut Aron, by email ( or mail to 14500 Silver Valley Rd. Maple Ridge, BC V4R 2r3 before Sunday October 15, 2023 at 23:59pm. Only those short listed will be contacted.