Research Theme Integrator

Data from across the disciplines of Ocean and Earth science are streaming live from the Northeast Pacific, and these data are freely and openly available to the world through the Internet. They are provided by the NEPTUNE Canada regional cabled ocean observatory which spans the northern Juan de Fuca Plate from the shelf to the deep sea (17-2700m). Real-time continuous monitoring, archiving, and long time series allow scientists to capture the temporal nature, characteristics, and linkages of these natural processes in ways never before possible. The rapidly growing scientific community includes scientists in universities and government research labs, in Canada and around the world.

 Position Description NEPTUNE Canada has one opening for an individual with scientific experience related to dynamic processes of fluid fluxes and gas hydrates in the sea bed. They will join an existing team which covers the four remaining broad research themes that encompass the breadth of research on the observatory:

 Plate tectonic processes and earthquake dynamics Regional ocean/climate dynamics and effects on marine biota Deep-sea ecosystem dynamics Engineering and computational research The experiments and instrumentation selected to address the research themes above span physical, chemical, biological and geological processes and events. In order to ensure that there is truly multidisciplinary use of the instruments and data and that the different experiments at each site are seen as complementary and integrated where possible, as a team the Research Theme Integrators will coordinate the interactions within each research theme and across the network. They will act as catalysts to drive and integrate advances in interdisciplinary science, IT capability, and multivariate earth-ocean informatics required to analyse the complex data matrices produced from NEPTUNE Canada instruments and sensors.

The preferred candidate for this position will be a research scientist from the disciplines of earth sciences with research experience related to dynamic processes of fluid fluxes and gas hydrates in the sea bed. Candidates should also have a strong quantitative background. The successful candidates will have a PhD in Science or equivalent qualifications and related experience. Essential qualifications include excellent problem solving and interpersonal skills as well as a strong scientific and quantitative background. To see the full job description, go to .

Position will be based at NEPTUNE Canada offices at the University of Victoria, but some national and international travel to conferences, universities and institutes will also be required, along with ship-based participation in maintenance cruises. The University of Victoria offers a competitive salary package including significant benefits as well as a motivating work location in one of the most beautiful places in Canada.

To apply, please visit the uHire website:

The posting is open until February 03, 2011, 4:30 pm PST.



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