Alternative Bait Researcher

St. Francis Xavier University

  Posted: July 9, 2021

  Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia

  Salary Range: $20,000 - $30,000

  Hours per Week: 37

  Start Date: July 14, 2022

  End Date: February 28, 2023

Job Description

The Wyeth Lab at St. Francis Xavier University is seeking to add to our research team. Our fundamental and applied research program explores more sustainable options for bait use in the lobster fishery. The new researcher will help coordinate and complete analysis of lobster responses to different lobster bait technologies. The researcher will work under the supervision of Dr. Russell Wyeth, helping with many aspects of data management and analysis. The researcher’s primary role will be to support the successful analysis of existing data sets, working with both the supervisor and students to analyzed abundances of lobsters, behavioural video and audio, and environmental data relevant to assessing lobster responses to different bait technologies. In addition, the researcher will help to prepare oral and written communications about the data and our conclusions, as well as participate in interactions with government agencies, industry members and conservation groups. Administrative tasks in support of the supervisor will also be involved, as well as opportunities to engage with other active research projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

• help the project lead with overall organization of research activities
• help with specific project planning and administration
• co-supervision of student researchers
• data analysis
• materials and equipment management
• help with report and manuscript writing
• communicate with other stakeholders in the lobster fishery

Knowledge and Skills

Essential knowledge and skills
• ability to work independently
• meticulous organization
• time management
• effective oral and written communication
Desirable knowledge and skills:
• ecosystem-based fisheries management
• lobster harvesting
• research experience
• reading and summarizing scientific literature
• digital photography
• image processing
• digital video production
• software: MS Excel, SPSS, R
• statistical analysis
• scientific presentation
• scientific writing
• marine field work experience

Education Required

Bachelor of Science

Certification Required

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) or Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)

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