Ocean Career: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Research Scientist in Marine Conservation

Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking to fill the position of Research Scientist at the SE-RES-01 or SE-RES-02, group and level.

The successful candidate will lead the development of an ecological monitoring plan, including researching indicators, for the Scallop Buffer Zones (SBZ), designated as marine refuges by DFO in 2017. They will also contribute to the development of additional monitoring plans under development by the Marine Conservation Section.


Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences with a specialization in Marine Biology, Oceanography or other.


  • Experience in planning and conducting research in aquatic ecosystems.
  • Experience in working with a team of researchers and support staff.
  • Experience in authorship and editorship of published or unpublished reports, books, papers, peer-reviewed scientific journals, or other communications resulting from:
    • Research, experimental development, or tasking associated with operational equipment and problems; OR
    • Operational research and scientific analysis; OR
    • Planning, analysis, and evaluation of Canadian and foreign programs in research and development; OR
    • Developmental work leading to the issue of patents, copyrights, or the creation of improved varieties, functions, or designs, and/or recognition by the professional community of the research environment.
  • Experience in Data integration and analysis, including spatial data related to species distribution and climate change.


  • Proficiency in using R and/or ArcGIS/ArcPro for analyses.
  • Experience in advanced quantitative methodologies (e.g., multivariate statistics, meta-analysis, Bayesian statistics, ecological or population modelling).
  • Experience in eDNA sampling, processing, and analysis.
  • Experience doing field work on vessels and/or SCUBA diving.
  • Experience working in marine protected areas and/or marine conservation and/or ecological monitoring.

Salary: $60,333 to $115,585

Application Deadline: April 17, 2024

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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