Employment Opportunity


Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER)
Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

(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 ecology, 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 ecosystem modeling, stock assessment, fieldwork and next-gen marine science technology will all be considered assets. Applicants should have the ability to develop an internationally recognized and 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 collaboratively with industry, fish harvesters, academic colleagues, and government agencies is also important.

In order to achieve these goals, the successful applicant is expected to develop a dynamic, grant supported research program that compliments and extends existing CFER capabilities.  This position may be eligible for research funding for graduate students and Post-Doctoral Fellows (PDFs) through the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) initiative (http://oceanfrontierinstitute.com/)  and will also be eligible to lead and partner with research initiatives under the recently announced Canada's Ocean Supercluster (https://oceansupercluster.ca/) and the Atlantic Fisheries Fund (http://atlanticfisheriesfund.ca).

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 and 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:                     Commensurate with Marine Institute's Instructors' Collective Agreement (NAPE Local 7405) 
CLOSING DATE:         February 1, 2019          

To apply for this position, please click the "APPLY ONLINE" button at the bottom of this page.  Applications must be received by the end of the business day 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.


Human Resources

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000