Junior Staff Scientist, Geophysics (992264.1)



PEA Term: SG10 ($61,935 - $69,710)
Term Dates: 01/03/2022 - 12/31/2024
University of Victoria and Ocean Networks Canada

Ocean Networks Canada is a world-leading organization supporting ocean research and discovery, and ocean observing technology innovation. ONC is a not-for-profit society that operates and manages cabled observatories in the coastal and deep Pacific and Arctic Oceans on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC's cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located, instruments that address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

Within the Science Services department, itself a part of the User Engagement Division, Junior Staff Scientists contribute to the execution of science-based services as articulated in the Strategic Plan of ONC, in which serving the research users and providing scientific solutions to stakeholders are core mandates. The Junior Staff Scientist works with and reports to Senior Staff Scientists to facilitate research support activities for ONC users and stakeholders, particularly focusing on their respective area of competency. In conjunction with staff from the ONC Data Team, the Junior Staff Scientist are responsible for validating data quality through managing sample collection and analysis. They are also responsible for ensuring users receive the data necessary to support their research objectives.

Qualifications and Experience

Passive Ocean Acoustics:

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in a marine science discipline
  • Experience with advanced data analysis techniques using high-level programming environments (i.e. Python, Matlab)
  • Experience with the manipulation of sophisticated data visualization products (i.e. spectrograms or time-lapse video)
  • Experience preparing scientific written material for publication and web distribution
  • Experience with computer analysis of acoustic data
  • High level computer programming skills
  • A basic understanding of sound propagation in the ocean would be highly desirable

The following characteristics would be considered an asset:

  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Proven track record achieving project goals on time and produce deliverables of a high quality

For a full job description and to apply for this position: Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications to https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/5982

The deadline for applications is November 18, 2021 at 4:00pm.

posted: 21 October 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.