Research Assistant in Coastal Ecosystem Research (closes 10/1/2019)

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Research Assistant in Coastal Ecosystem Research (closes 10/1/2019)

We are seeking to fill a technical research assistant positions supported by the Ocean Frontiers Institute (OFI) as part of a multi-institutional collaboration focused on uncovering the coastal ecosystem and food web structure to inform resource management relevant to coastal communities of the northwest Atlantic. The position will focus on data and communications management in support of an interdisciplinary research project is offered as a two-year contract with the potential for an additional two year renewal. Required tasks involve the development of data management tools and a platform for enabling the sharing of common datasets and exchange of results relevant to students, researchers and partners of the project as well as the public. A successful applicant will also need to effectively communicate planning components, results and findings of this project among students, researchers and partners with the goal of enhancing the effectiveness of the research and its uptake.

This position will provide the successful candidate with experience in project management, research implementation, and data management tools. Direct interactions with the entire research team will enable collaborative experiences including students and researchers, spanning physical, biological, chemical, and socio-economical realms in addition to academic, government and indigenous collaborations.

Those with a degree in natural sciences and/or information sciences or equivalent are encouraged to apply. Experience in communication, data management, and working on multidisciplinary projects are all assets to this position. This experience as well as any scientific background or experience with various data formats and platforms should be highlighted in the application letter.

To apply please send a CV, list of at least three references, and a letter describing your background, interest and suitability for this research program to both Rachel Sipler ( and Susan Ziegler ( Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. These positions will each be available as early as July 2019. Memorial University is located in beautiful, historic St. John’s, Newfoundland ( in eastern Canada, and has a student population of ~18,000.