Employment Opportunity

March 1, 2017

QUANTITATIVE FISHERIES SCIENTIST
Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's NL Canada
(Permanent Position)

CFER is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Quantitative Fisheries Scientist. Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in quantitative fisheries science/ecology or a closely related discipline (e.g. mathematics, statistics, or computer science) with related experience in the North Atlantic or similar fisheries ecosystems. Applicants should have a potential or proven ability to develop an internationally recognized research program, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to supervise graduate students. An ability to work with industry, fish harvesters, and government agencies is also important.

This positon will be eligible for substantial funding for graduate students and PDFs through the recently approved 93.7 million dollar Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) initiative. The OFI is a partnership between Memorial University, Dalhousie University and the University of PEI and is funded through the Canada First Excellence Research Fund. This position is expected to contribute to research outcomes of the sustainable fisheries theme of the OFI.  Opportunities to receive funding from other current and proposed projects is excellent.

CFER was created in 2010 with a mandate to conduct research on fisheries science of the North Atlantic, the Canadian Arctic and other similar ecosystems internationally. CFER has built a dynamic team of research scientists and technical personnel with varying specialties. CFER is now the largest university-based capture fisheries research group in Canada. Graduate students and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDF) play a key role in CFER research. Please go to www.mi.mun.ca/cfer for additional information.

CFER is part of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University which is Canada's most comprehensive centre for education, training, applied research and industrial support for the ocean industries. Memorial is a dynamic university with teaching and research programs of international distinction. The University has more than 18,500 undergraduate and graduate students supported by 1,100 faculty members and a staff of over 2,500 employees. St. John's is a family friendly vibrant city, with mild winters and comfortable summers, with a rich culture and history and provides the best of outdoor lifestyles and activities along with city living. Please visit www.newfoundlandlabrador.com for more information.    

SALARY:                     $79, 215 - $92,873. Commensurate with qualifications and experience (NAPE Local 7405)      
CLOSING DATE:         April 13, 2017  
COMPETITION NO:     MISI-17-10

PLEASE NOTE:  For further information concerning the above vacancy please contact CFER Director Tom Brown at tom.brown@mi.mun.ca.

To apply for this position, please click the "apply on-line" button at the bottom of this page.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. NST on the competition closing date.  For further information concerning this opportunity, email us at humanresources@mi.mun.ca, or contact the Human Resources Office, Marine Institute, Room E3306C, phone (709) 778-0440, fax (709) 778-0673. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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