Aquatic Science Biologist

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Mont-Joli, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Demersal and Benthic Sciences Division
Mont-Joli (Québec)
BI-02
$63,736 to $86,788

For further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 22 April 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

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Important messages

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Duties

Aquatic Science Biologist positions within DFO are diverse in terms of their duties and skill sets required, as they contribute to the full range of DFO's core research areas. In general terms, a Level II Aquatic Science Biologist is required to: conduct field or laboratory activities; use quantitative models to analyze and interpret data; and contribute to the preparation of technical reports and scientific publications to advance the scientific understanding of Canada's aquatic ecosystems and resources.

Work environment

We are located in Mont-Joli, at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute, on the shores of the St-Lawrence Estuary. It is an exceptional work environment, where you can achieve your professional ambitions while meeting people who are passionate about their field.

Intent of the process

As a result of this process, a pool of candidates will be created to staff similar or identical positions with various tenures at the Maurice Lamontagne Institute in Mont-Joli, Quebec.

Positions to be filled: Number to be determined

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

EDUCATION
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a natural, physical or applied science with specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE
Experience conducting scientific work in the field of biological sciences.
Experience in conducting quantitative analyzes and interpreting data using statistical or analytical tools or techniques.
Experience contributing to the writing of reports or scientific publications.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

EDUCATION
Post-graduate degree from a recognized university in natural, physical or applied sciences with a specialization in a field relevant to the duties of the position.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE
Experience conducting scientific work in one or more of the following fields:
a. population dynamics
b. fish or invertebrate stock assessments
c. habitat sciences
d. fisheries science
e. ecosystem science
f. biodiversity science or conservation biology
g. genomics
h. benthic ecology
i. oceanography
j. taxonomy
Experience in population and / or ecosystem dynamics modelling.
Experience in spatio-temporal modelling.
Experience in multivariate statistical analysis of biological, ecological or oceanographic data.
Experience using the following software: Matlab, R and / or SAS.
Experience in the use or management of scientific databases or in query programming for the purpose of storage, analysis and access to scientific data.
Experience in developing procedures for transforming or loading complex data using languages such as SQL, PL / SQL, Python, R and MATLAB.
Experience using Ocean Data View software or other graphic design software.
Experience in geomatics (e.g.: ArcGIS, QGIS), spatial analysis or geostatistics.
Experience in conducting scientific work at sea on small boats or medium or large vessels.
Experience in data analysis and / or the use of passive or active underwater acoustic devices.
Experience in underwater imaging, image analysis and processing.
Experience in the use of technologies dedicated to the characterization of the seabed such as multibeam sonar, sonar, LIDAR or the interpretation of the data generated by these technologies.
Scientific diving experience.
Experience with captivity, transport, handling or care in captivity, in the laboratory or in the field, with living aquatic organisms.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)

Various language requirements
Such as: French Essential or Bilingual Imperative (BBB\BB)

Information on language requirements

ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.

PERSONAL SUITABILITY
Autonomy
Initiative
Teamwork
Reliability
Analytical and synthesis skills

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

For some positions:
Accept and be able to travel to remote regions or outside of Canada.
Accept and be able to participate in sampling work in the field, on wharves, on ships or small boats.
Accept and be able to work at sea for a period of up to 6 consecutive weeks or totalling up to 12 weeks per year.
Accept and be able to operate small boats and hold a small vessel operator qualification certificate issued by Transport Canada or agree to follow and successfully complete theoretical and practical training to obtain this certificate.
Agree to complete and pass the WHMIS certificate.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

For some positions:
Hold a valid driver's licence.
Hold a medical fitness certificate in accordance with Health Canada certification.
Be willing and able to work flexible hours and work overtime.
Valid certificate of scuba diving.
Accept and be able to travel to remote regions or outside of Canada.
Accept and be able to participate in sampling work in the field, on wharves, on ships or small boats.
Accept and be able to work at sea for a period of up to 6 consecutive weeks or totalling up to 12 weeks per year.
Accept and be able to operate small boats and hold a small vessel operator qualification certificate issued by Transport Canada.

Other information

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.