[sust-mar] Research Assistant, f/t, Oceana Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Position: Research Assistant
Department: Science
Organization: Oceana Canada
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Term: one year contract from July 4, 2016 to June 30, 2017


Oceana Canada, an independent charity established to restore Canadian oceans to be as rich, healthy, and abundant as they once were, is proud to be affiliated with the international family of Oceana organizations. Oceana Canada works with civil society, academics, fishermen, and government to return Canada’s formerly vibrant oceans to health. We engage in fact-based campaigns designed to preserve the bounty of the sea as a source for wild-caught fish, as well as to preserve the marine ecosystem for our own and future generations.

Oceana Canada seeks a Research Assistant to play a critical role in support of the success of its campaigns. The position, reporting to the Director of Science, will be responsible for providing research support for marine conservation campaign topics in fisheries science, oceans management and related policies.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide research support related to fisheries and marine conservation to inform and support the goals and strategies of Oceana Canada’s campaigns.
• Assist with the preparation of research materials and logistic support for Oceana’s Science Symposium and Expedition.
• Gather information through literature searches, government reports & communications and others sources, and synthesize for science and communication purposes.
• Write, edit, and prepare reports & summary documents with meticulous attention to detail.
• Perform additional duties as needed and assigned by the Science Director or Fisheries Scientist.
• Must have the ability to handle many tasks simultaneously in a dynamic work environment with speed, accuracy, initiative and with a positive attitude.
• Must maintain strict confidentiality in working with sensitive information and possess excellent judgment in handling communications and representing Oceana Canada in a professional manner.

• A University degree in a relevant discipline.
• Excellent writing, editing, communication and research skills.
• Knowledge of marine ecosystems and organisms.
• Organized working style with attention to detail.
• The successful candidate must be available for full-time work in Canada.

• Proficiency in ArcGIS.
• Knowledge of Canadian fisheries.
• Knowledge of Canadian fishery policy and management.

Oceana Canada is an equal opportunity employer. All offers of employment are conditional upon the successful completion of reference checks and a criminal background check.

While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those short-listed will be contacted.


Please send your resume and cover letter, including your hourly wage expectations, to: 
hr at oceana.ca 
by 5pm on May 13th 2016.


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