Centre for Applied Ocean Technology
Holyrood Marine Base
Marine Institute

Research Scientist (Ocean Mapping)
(Three Year Contractual Position)

Memorial University of Newfoundland is the largest post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, offering dynamic teaching and research programs of international distinction.  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 Centre for Applied Ocean Technology undertakes research in ocean mapping and ocean monitoring. Emphasis is on the development, adaptation and application of technology to improve safety, efficiency, sustainability and profitability of ocean enterprise. The Centre is seeking a qualified individual with experience and expertise in ocean mapping to augment its current team of professionals.

The successful applicant will be responsible for developing and implementing an applied research program and initiatives in ocean mapping. Scope of practice will include concept development, proposal preparation, project implementation (data acquisition, processing) and report writing.  Technical proficiency in acoustic remote sensing (in particular, multi-beam sonars, sub-bottom profilers and side scan sonars) and sonar data processing is required. Demonstrated abilities in writing scientific proposals, securing funding and implementation of multi-year research programs are preferred. Also essential is a willingness to work in a team setting and with ocean industry and public sector agencies. The successful applicant will be supported by the current staff of marine electronics technologists and will work collaboratively with ocean mapping faculty at the Marine Institute and Memorial University to build a multi-year applied research program that is responsive to the needs of ocean industry. This position will involve working aboard Marine Institute near shore survey vessels, occasional short-term deployments offshore, and other related duties as required. The successful applicant will be stationed at the Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base.

The successful applicant will have a degree at the Ph.D. level in physics, geoscience, remote sensing, geomatics engineering, oceanography or related discipline.  Demonstrated abilities in writing scientific proposals, securing research funding and implementing a multi-year research programs are required.  The successful applicant will have a strong publication record for their career stage.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.   Experience in ocean mapping (surveys and research) would be considered a definite asset.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing Date: December 13, 2013
Competition No.: MISI-13-27-2

To apply for this position, please visit us on the web at: www.mun.ca/careers and click the “apply on-line” button at the bottom of the page.  For further information concerning this opportunity, email us at humanresources@mi.mun.ca, or contact the Human Resources Office, Marine Institute, Room E3306C, phone (709) 778-0440, fax (709) 778-0673. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Memorial University is strongly committed to employment equity and especially welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, members of sexual minorities and persons with disabilities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.