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Fisheries Ecology & Management Biologist, Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science

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Job ID: 15379

Updated: May 8, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Science invites applications for a Fisheries Ecology & Management Biologist. This Full-time Fixed Short Term position is for approximately 4 months (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position will report to the Principal Investigator, and will lead the design and application of advanced statistical analyses, model complex fisheries habitat and population dynamics and design innovative adaptive management experiments.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Build, maintain and manage large and complex fisheries and landscape databases
  • Apply specialized knowledge to design and carry out novel advanced and complex statistical analyses in R using leading-edge Bayesian approaches
  • Apply specialized knowledge to design and carry out complex occupancy modelling, population viability analyses and network analyses to design and build innovative decision analysis tools, develop novel restoration techniques and strategic monitoring plans for freshwater fisheries
  • Lead the research team in identifying priority research areas and disseminate results to the team, external partners and resource management agencies
  • Lead the research team in the publication of research results in technical peer-reviewed publications
  • Maintain well-documented spatial databases
  • Meet with supervisor regularly (e.g. monthly meetings, as well as interactions on a day to day basis) to provide update on status of research results
  • Presentation of results to the research group in regular lab meetings and to agency collaborators
  • Presentation of results of the research to national and international conferences
  • Manage time effectively to complete project work and present yearly research updates, orally and in writing, to program sponsors

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • PhD in Fisheries Ecology
  • Advanced skills and knowledge of complex statistical and modelling approaches to population and landscape dynamics
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable in leading a diverse research team and have good interpersonal skills
  • Ability and willingness to teach and mentor early career scientists (e.g. graduate students) and resource management agency biologists

Application Deadline:  May 1, 2018

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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