The Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union invites applications for the position of

Fisheries Scientist

Fish harvesters are involved in science and research on almost all commercially harvested species in Newfoundland and Labrador. This involvement continues to increase in both the assessment (science) and management of commercial species in our waters.

The successful applicant will support science and research activities of the organization including, but not limited to, development, implementation and coordination of projects as wells as analysis/ assessment and reporting of data. The incumbent will liaise with fish harvesters, researchers and regulators and critically analyze scientific literature and reports to develop and/or support policy initiatives and/or management tools that benefit the commercial inshore fleet.

The position requires the following qualifications:  (1) a graduate degree (Masters or PhD) in Fisheries Science, Aquatic Ecology, Marine Biology or a related discipline, (2) experience working with the fishing industry, (3) a strong background in scientific methodology, data analysis, stock assessment and modeling principles, (4) excellent analytic and research skills to apply scientific information, and (5) confidence and ability to effectively communicate scientific information or rationale to a variety of audiences, orally and in writing.  The successful candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to think strategically and work independently, as well as part of a team in an often fast-paced work environment.

The position is based in St. John’s, NL but travel may be involved from time to time. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Resumes that clearly demonstrate each applicant's qualifications for the position should be sent with a cover letter and references via email to by Friday, February 14th, 2014. Questions regarding the position can be directed towards Jackie Baker at (709) 576-7276.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.