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.
The successful candidate should have a Ph.D., and post-doctoral and research program experience in marine acoustics, including : experience in measuring and quantifying acoustic data from hydrophone networks and assessing and minimizing acoustic system noise.
knowledge of acoustic measurements, propagation, and analysis techniques, and demonstrated advanced knowledge of ocean acoustic data visualization, assessment, and reporting methods.
Please see the Qualifications section in the job description for additional knowledge, experience and competency requirements.
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The salary range for this position is :
Recruitment range : $71,810- $80,821 starting salary determined by the PEA Collective Agreement.
Performance range : starting salary to max of $93,865 is available through annual performance increase.
Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC is as a not-for-profit society that operates and manages innovative cabled observatories on behalf of the University of Victoria that supply continuous power and Internet connectivity to various scientific instruments located in coastal, deep-ocean and Arctic environments.
ONC’s cable arrays host hundreds of sensors distributed in, on and above the seabed, along with mobile and strategically located land-based assets, and instruments that 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.
Within the Science Services department, itself a part of the User Engagement Division, the Senior Staff Scientist contributes to the execution of science-based services as articulated in the Strategic Plan of ONC, in which serving the research users and providing scientific solutions to stakeholders are core mandates.
The Senior Scientist interacts with and provides support to a diverse national and international user community within a specific science and research area, with the goal of increasing the number of scientific publications, the number and breadth of users accessing the facility, broadening the awareness and utility of the observatories in the science community, and encouraging its use by an ever-widening community of interdisciplinary users and research topics.
The Senior Scientist supervises and works with Junior Staff Scientists to facilitate research support activities for ONC users and stakeholders across all ONC installations.
As an enabling catalyst, the Senior Staff Scientist acts to drive and integrate advances in interdisciplinary marine science, information technology, and multivariate earth-ocean informatics, as required by external users to analyze and use the complex data produced from ONC instruments and sensors.
In conjunction with ONC Observatory Operations and User Engagement staff, the Senior Scientist ensures that engineering, software, and data delivery solutions developed and provided to stakeholders are scientifically accurate, functional, validated, and meet the highest standards for performance and integrity.
This position is required to travel nationally and internationally, approximately 8 times a year, for up to a week. This position may be required to participate in Sea expeditions from time to time.
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.
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UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.
In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity.