Employment Opportunity


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 Fisheries Scientist position. Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. in fisheries science, marine biology, biological oceanography or a closely related discipline with related experience in the North Atlantic or similar fisheries ecosystems. A strong quantitative background and experience in multispecies modeling will be considered assets. Applicants should have the ability to develop an internationally recognized self-directed research program and team focusing on Northwest Atlantic fisheries ecosystems, excellent communication skills, and a strong commitment to supervise graduate students. The ability to work with industry, fish harvesters, and government agencies is also important.

In addition to other external funding sources, this positon will be eligible for research funding for graduate students and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) through the recently approved 93.7 million dollar Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) initiative (http://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/). 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 PDFs 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 - $98,336 per annum (Research Scientist 1, NAPE Local 7405)
CLOSING DATE:            February 28, 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

230 Elizabeth Ave

St. John's, NL A1B 3X9 CANADA

Tel: (709) 864-2530

Fax: (709) 864-2552