Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral research scientist position in the area of marine ecosystem modelling. The incumbent will work to implement an individual-based-model (IBM), representing larval and juvenile salmon, into an existing Salish Sea plankton ecosystem ROMS model to simulate their migration and feeding behaviour in the Strait of Georgia. Research will be conducted at the Institute Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia, Canada.
Applicants should have a PhD in oceanography or related science. Candidates would have experience with ocean science, a good understanding of plankton dynamics and fish larvae, and the ability to analyze simulations by making use of model output and oceanographic datasets. A demonstrated ability to work across physical and biological disciplines is preferred, and the incumbent will be expected to interact with fisheries biologists and ecologists within the SSMSP. Marine ecosystem and oceanographic modelling experience is highly desirable.
The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year, and available immediately. Applicants should send a CV, letter of research interests, and list of references to Angelica Peña (Angelica.Pena@dfo-mpo.gc.ca).