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Junior Staff Scientist, Benthic and Pelagic Biodiversity - 991622

Salary: $61,935.00/Annually
Job Type: Full Time, Temporary
Start Date: As soon as possible

Language: English
Minimum Education: Master's Degree
Positions Available: 1

NOC Group: Web Designers and Developers (2175)
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Expires in 1 days
Expires: 2021-11-30
Last Updated: 2021-10-18

Job Number: 702274

Job Location(s)

3800 Finnerty Road (Ring Road)
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 2Y2, Canada

Job Description

Please apply online through the UVic Careers website

Possibility of transition to permanent position at the end of the term is possible/desired subject to available funding at that time.


Within the Science Services department, itself a part of the User Engagement Division, Junior Staff Scientists contribute to the execution of science-based services as articulated in the Strategic Plan of ONC, in which serving the research users and providing scientific solutions to stakeholders are core mandates. The Junior Staff Scientist, Benthic and Pelagic Biodiversity with focus on image analysis works with and reports to Senior Staff Scientists to facilitate research support activities for ONC users and stakeholders, particularly focusing on their respective area of competency. In conjunction with staff from the ONC Data Team, the Junior Staff Scientists are responsible for validating data quality through managing sample collection and analysis. They are also responsible for ensuring users receive the data necessary to support their research objectives. In this capacity, they may also be responsible for collecting and transferring field samples to external science users. Under the direction of the Staff Scientists, they assist with multivariate earth-ocean data analysis.

The Junior Staff Scientist also works with Data Team members to assemble and publish observatory data sets. Junior Staff Scientist assists 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. Together with the other members of Science Services, they also support workshops, conference presence and other user engagement activities as required.

The Junior Scientist assists the Senior Scientist in identifying signals in the suite of long-term oceanographic time-series as possible breakthrough discoveries, as well as to help external scientists already engaged in a particular research question or project. The Junior Scientist assists with quality control, analyze and package datasets specific to research projects led by external principal investigators, the Senior Scientists, undergraduate and/or graduate students.  The Junior Scientist assists the Senior Scientist in disseminating research results by attending and presenting at international conferences, in the co-writing of scientific manuscripts for peer review, and in the co-organization of workshops.


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