Junior Staff Scientist: Geophysics

Victoria, British Columbia
Recruitment range: $60,720 - $68,343 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.
Oct 21, 2020
Nov 15, 2020
Ocean Science
Education Level
Job Type
Relocation Cost
No Relocation

Junior Staff Scientist: Geophysics

PEA Term Position # 992264

Dec 1, 2020 to Dec 24, 2021 with possibility of extension subject to available funding

Ocean Networks Canada, Victoria, British Columbia

Ocean Networks Canada is a world-leading organization supporting ocean research and discovery, and ocean observing technology innovation. ONC is a not-for-profit society that operates and manages cabled observatories in the coastal and deep Pacific and Arctic Oceans on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean, and Arctic environments. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located, instruments that address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

The Junior Staff Scientist, Geophysics, will support the ONC Science team in the geophysical programs in seismology, tectonics, seafloor geodesy as well as gas hydrates, sea bed dynamics and geological storage of CO2. In particular, they will assist with managing the seismological data acquisition, analyzing geophysical data streams, coordinating sensor tests and calibrations, collating data sets, and supporting the scientific community by organizing workshops and with generating publications and proposals. The Junior Staff Scientists also work with Data Team members to assemble and publish observatory data sets. Junior Staff Scientists assist in the planning and execution of annual maintenance expeditions and other field-based activities as they relate to instrument preparation, data integrity, and sample collection.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful applicant will have a minimum of a Masters (M.Sc.) degree in Marine Geophysics, including experience in seismometry, geodynamics, and/or geodesy, with at least 2 years of relevant data analysis experience in an observational, experimental, or modelling in Geophysical marine science discipline. An equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience may be considered where appropriate.

Essential qualifications include

  • Oceanographic expedition experience, including collecting, processing, and analyzing samples at sea
  • Significant work experience using advanced programming environments (e.g. MATLAB, R, Python, or IDL) to analyze and integrate multi-dimensional, multi-variate data
  • Significant work experience in data visualization and the presentation of data analysis 
  • Experience in producing accurate scientific communications, including peer-reviewed publications, conference abstracts and presentations, and summaries for broader audiences

In addition, the following attributes and experience are highly desirable: 

  • Experience with modeling and computer simulation
  • Experience with web content management and web-based interactive collaboration environments 
  • Experience with web-based data access technologies  
  • Experience in organizing, running, and summarizing scientific workshops
  • Experience in preparing regular briefings and status reports 
  • A sound reputation in the marine science community, either locally or nationally combined with data related marine science publications either as the lead or with a co-author. 

For a full job description and to apply for this position: Please submit your CV and cover letter outlining your qualifications to:  https://uvic.mua.hrdepartment.com/hr/ats/Posting/view/6334 The deadline for applications is 15 November 2020, 4pm PST.