Research Affiliate Program

Website Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Job Description:

The Arctic and Aquatic Research Division (AARD) of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is based at the Freshwater Institute in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Division provides information and advice to support the management of Arctic fisheries resources, their habitat and Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, and on the Yukon North Slope. Successful management and conservation of these resources depends on acquiring, interpreting and sharing biological information, the processes affecting them and the ecosystem of which they are part.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ecological processes could include predator prey relations, density, diversity, habitat selection, and trends in abundance.
  • Assess ecological processes in polar bears, walrus and ringed seals through quantitative analysis of aerial survey images.
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and publication in government reports and peer-reviewed journals.
  • Defend research, internally in DFO and/or externally at meetings/conferences.
  • Analyses will include reading aerial and satellite images (infrared, colour, satellite) and physical environment (sea ice, landscape, geography).

Job Requirements:

  • Experience Laboratory or field marine mammal research
  • Experience in assessing photographic data or conducting surveys from marine vessels or aircraft
  • Experience conducting quantitative statistical analyses and a basic understanding of machine learning
  • Currently enrolled or willing to enroll in a MSc program at the York University in Toronto.

Job Details:

Company: Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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