Employment Opportunity


Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
The Ocean Frontier Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s NL Canada

(4 Year Contractual Position)

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.   

The successful applicant will participate in the development and delivery of fisheries research initiatives in areas related to fisheries science and resource assessment as part of ongoing CFER research and as part of the recently created Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) (http://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/). Specific duties include data compilation, spatial data analysis, producing geographic information system (GIS) material, technical and field support for Research Scientists, operating and maintaining technical equipment, including fishing and oceanographic sampling equipment.

Experience (3-5 years) in spatial data analysis, at sea biological and oceanographic sampling, including the identification of phytoplankton, zooplankton and fishes.  Completion of a Master’s degree in fisheries science, marine biology, biological oceanography or a closely related discipline.  SVOP and MED A1 certificates along with the ability to use quantitative software such as R will be considered assets. Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to work for extended periods in the field and at-sea are required.

SALARY:                       $59,157 to $76,820 per annum (Research and Technical V Personnel, NAPE Local 7405)
         January 19, 2018          

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 the above vacancy, please contact CFER Director Tom Brown at tom.brown@mi.mun.ca. To obtain a copy of the application form, please visit us on the web at:  www.mun.ca/humanres/: or contact the Human Resources Office, Marine Institute, E3306C, phone 778-0440, or fax 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.



Human Resources

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St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

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