2013_04 : Research Scientist – Seafood Sustainability / Sustainable Fishing

Fisheries and Marine Institute  Memorial University
Memorial University, the largest post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, is a dynamic university with teaching and  research programs of  international distinction and over 70,000 alumni worldwide. The University  has approximately 17,400 undergraduate and graduate students supported by  more than 1,100 faculty members and a staff of over 2,500 employees. With  campuses in St. John’s, including the Fisheries and Marine Institute, and in  Corner Brook and Harlow, England, Memorial University offers the best of  North American and European university life.
 The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland  (Marine Institute) is a world class centre of advanced marine technology,  education and training. With its vision for the future to be a world oceans  institute, setting the standard in education, training, innovation and  research, the Marine Institute is continuously shaping its goals and
 activities, strengthening its expertise and advancing its reputation for  ocean excellence globally.
 The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) conducts applied  research and development, technology transfer and educational services for  the fishing industry. The main areas of focus include seafood  sustainability, conservation engineering, fishing gear design and testing,  fishing vessel design, and fisheries development for emerging species.
 The Centre operates the world’s largest flume tank (22 metres) dedicated to  hydrodynamic testing, primarily for the harvesting and ocean technology  sectors. The Centre utilizes research vessels and commercial fishing  vessels to conduct at-sea comparative fishing experiments. Full scale sea  trials are conducted using mobile and static gears, electronic monitoring
 systems, a remote operated vehicle, underwater cameras, sonars and other  related equipment.
 The successful applicant will lead the growth and development of research  initiatives at CSAR related to seafood sustainability and sustainable fishing practices. This will involve leading applied research initiatives related to the reduction of ecological impacts of fishing (e.g. bycatch, fuel consumption, carbon emission, and seabed impacts) which will aid in
 shaping sustainable seafood policy, as well as responding to industry requirements for standards and certification. This will involve combinations of industry engagement, proposal/grant writing, at-sea experiments, data collection and analysis, report writing, publication in peer reviewed journals, supervision of graduate students and liaison with provincial and federal departments and non-government organizations, including fish harvesters and processors.
 The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in fisheries science or closely related discipline, with related experience in seafood sustainability initiatives and sustainable fishing practices. The successful applicant will have a strong publication record for their career stage.
 Demonstrated abilities in writing scientific proposals, securing funding and implementation of multi-year research programs are required. Essential abilities include a willingness to work in a team setting as well as with industry, fish harvesters and government agencies. Experience in conducting collaborative industry-relevant research is an asset.
 SALARY: Commensurate with Marine Institute Instructors’ Collective Agreement (NAPE Local 7405)
 CLOSING DATE: April 12, 2013
 More Information Here: http://www.mun.ca/humanres/careers/ads/view.php?id=3247
 Paul Winger, PhD
 Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) Fisheries and Marine
 Institute of Memorial University P.O. Box 4920, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5R3
 Tel: (709) 778-0430
 Fax: (709) 778-0661
 Email: Paul.Winger@mi.mun.ca<mailto:Paul.Winger@mi.mun.ca>
 Web: www.mi.mun.ca/csar<http://www.mi.mun.ca/csar>