Fisheries Scientist (3 Year Contractual Position)

The Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) ( within the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is focused on fisheries science and the marine ecosystems of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. CFER seeks to expand its exceptional team of research scientists and technical personnel that have expertise in ecosystems and food webs, groundfish population dynamics, quantitative analysis and stock assessment, early life history studies, fisheries surveys and freshwater ecology.

The successful applicant is expected to conduct research, develop a dynamic, grant supported research program that compliments and extends existing CFER capabilities. As part of their research program the successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and PDFs.

Publication of research in peer reviewed journals and liaising with provincial and federal departments and non-government organizations, including fish harvesters and processors will be required.

The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in fisheries science or a related discipline, with experience in the North Atlantic or similar ecosystems. While all outstanding candidates will be considered, expertise in quantitative ecology and/or population dynamics of exploited marine species is preferred.

The successful applicant will have a strong publication record for their career stage. Demonstrated abilities in designing projects, writing scientific proposals, securing grant funding, implementing research programs and supervising students are required. The ability and the willingness to work in a team setting as well as with industry, fish harvesters and government agencies are also required.

Application deadline: September 30, 2015 

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