Employment Opportunity

March 2, 2017

(5 Year Appointment)
Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's NL Canada

CFER is in an exciting period of expansion and invites applications for a Fisheries Stock Assessment Scientist. The candidate(s) will join a stock assessment research group that is being created in conjunction with the newly established Ocean Choice International (OCI) Industrial Research Chair in Fish Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries and 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. OFI provides exceptional funding opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and research opportunities in the region are tremendous.

Requirements for the 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 Fisheries Stock Assessment. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program focusing stock assessment models and/or management strategy evaluation for commercial species. This research should improve the scientific basis for successful and sustainable fisheries management in Canada and abroad. Applicants should also have excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to supervise graduate students and involved in the delivery of stock assessment courses. An ability to collaborate with industry, fish harvesters, and government agencies is also important.

Research Scientists are initially appointed to three year contracts after which the employee is eligible for conversion to permanent status in accordance with the collective agreement.

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

PLEASE NOTE:  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.

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.