Physical Scientist I/II – Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Physical Scientist I
Under the direction of Physical Scientists and Research Scientists in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre the incumbent(s) will assist in the adaptation of existing numerical models (physical and biological) and data analysis methodologies. The incumbent(s) will also participate in the development of scientific information and advice for clients, including the preparation of data products, scientific reports and publications.
Physical Scientist II
Under the direction of Research Scientists in the Environmental Sciences Division at the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Centre the incumbent(s) will be responsible for supporting and leading analysis of ocean modelling and observational data (both in situ and satellite remote sensing) of ocean circulation, hydrography, sea ice, biogeochemical variables and atmospheric driver fields, and assisting the development of new ocean circulation models, biogeochemical models and data analysis methodologies. The incumbent(s) will also be responsible for providing scientific knowledge, data, information, analysis, advice and recommendations to scientists and managers within the Department and to other external organizations including the general public.
Intent of the process
The intent is to staff several PC-01 and PC-02 positions on a time-limited term and permanent basis. A pool will be established and may be used to staff these and/or similar positions on a temporary or permanent basis in St. John’s, NL.
Positions to be filled: 1
Information you must provide
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with acceptable specialization in physics, applied math, oceanography, scientific computing, engineering or some other science relevant to the field. (PC01 – PC02)
Experience organizing and conducting scientific projects related to oceanography (PC01 – PC02)
Experience analyzing oceanographic data (either from observations or models) using modern scientific programming languages, such as, but not limited to R, Python or MATLAB. Please provide details about which specific language(s) were used and how. (PC01 – PC02)
Experience contributing to technical or scientific reports or papers through writing, preparing or presenting scientific findings (PC01 – PC02)
*Experience: It is your responsibility to provide appropriate and detailed examples with dates that clearly demonstrate the number of months/years of experience that corresponds with the level you are applying for (PC-01 or PC-02) as defined below:
• PC-01 minimum level of experience is defined as experience gained through paid or volunteer work, or through completion of academic research projects.
• PC-02 minimum level of experience is defined as having worked for more than 1 year in a relevant area of study (post-graduate studies may be accepted as work experience).
It is your responsibility, as an applicant, to clearly demonstrate how you meet each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications. Please note that it is not sufficient to simply state that the qualification is “meet” or to provide a listing of current or past responsibilities. You must provide concrete examples which clearly demonstrate how you met each factor of the screening criteria (Experience) for all Essential and applicable Asset Qualifications.
If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)
Graduation with a M.Sc. or Ph.D. degree from a recognized post-secondary institution, with acceptable specialization in physics, applied math, oceanography, scientific computing, engineering or some other science relevant to the position. (PC01 – PC02)
Experience working with large quantities of scientific data. (Experience must include analysis for PC01-PC02 and managing and organizing for PC02.)
Experience working with numerical models related to environmental or oceanographic processes that are written in modern programming languages like Fortran, C++, etc. (working with can include running the model; changing configurations; changing the model code; compiling, porting and optimizing the model) (PC01 – PC02)
Experience working in a command-line environment (e.g. Linux) including, but not limited to, local computer systems, remote servers and/or high-performance computing (PC01 – PC02)
Experience in numerical methods, computational fluid dynamics, differential equations or computational science. (PC01 – PC02)
Experience in best practises of software versioning and control (PC01 – PC02)
Experience operating ocean models like NEMO, FVCOM, ROMS, CROCO, HYCOM, etc. (operating can include running the model; setting up the domain and grid; determining forcing conditions and boundary conditions; modifying namelists and parameters; etc) (PC01 – PC02)
Experience working with biogeochemical oceanographic models (PC01 – PC02)
Experience with GIS software and spatial analytical techniques (PC01 – PC02)
Experience working with oceanographic satellite data products (PC02)