University of Victoria and Ocean Networks Canada

Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Salary: $71,810 – $93,865

Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on, and above the seabed along with mobile and land based assets strategically located. These instruments address key scientific and policy issues (subsea earthquakes and tsunamis, ocean acidification, marine biodiversity, etc.) within a wide range of environments.

The core ONC user base is composed of scientists accessing the facility and data archives to conduct world-leading research. The ONC Science Services department provides a wide range of services to assist in the planning, execution, and completion of marine research, with the primary outcome being world leading scientific publications.

About This Opportunity and Qualifications:

For this particular opportunity, we seek a senior individual to lead and manage the scientific theme of Ocean Acoustics with expertise in Physics of the Underwater Acoustics, Anthropogenic noise, and Acoustic propagation modelling. Additionally knowledge in understanding of natural and anthropogenic sources, sound propagation, and marine mammal impact assessment. 

This position requires a PhD and a minimum of 2 years post-doctoral experimental or modelling experience in a relevant science discipline including a proven record of publication within the discipline. The Senior Staff Scientist must be eligible for Adjunct Professor status at a post-secondary institution.

Additional Required Knowledge and Experience:

  • Established Leadership in the science community, nationally or internationally
  • Demonstrated background, knowledge and qualifications in a major marine science discipline
  • Oceanographic experience including collecting, processing, and analyzing samples at sea
  • Facilitation and coordination of interdisciplinary scientific programs and teams
  • Organizing, running and chairing a scientific workshop
  • Management of multi-dimensional numerical databases
  • Quantitative multi-variate data analysis and date visualization using high-level data analysis languages such as Matlab, R and/or IDL
  • Production and presentation of accurate scientific communications, including peer-reviewed publications, conference abstracts and presentations, and summaries for both broader audiences (public, outreach and education)
  • Coordinating and writing research grant proposals
  • Supervisory experience with junior staff, interns and/or students
  • Travel (domestic and international) is required
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be able to participate in Sea expeditions as required


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The deadline for applications is 7 June, 2020 at 4:00pm.


Lyuba Goundareva


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