Research Scientist - Aquatic Modelling - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Date of Posting: 
September 14, 2016
Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Scientist - Aquatic Modelling
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week 

Commensurate with qualifications

As soon as possible until September 30, 2018 (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and project requirements)

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking a highly-qualified applicant for a research scientist position in the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) program in Aquatic Epidemiology.  The goal of the CERC program is to make UPEI and Canada the global leader in applied aquatic epidemiology research (with an ecosystem health focus).


The successful applicant will join a multi-disciplinary team of epidemiologists, epidemiological modelers, statisticians,  finfish and shellfish clinicians, ecosystem health and regulatory veterinary medicine specialists whose work focuses on holistic approaches to assist the Canadian and international aquaculture industries improve the productivity, sustainability and health of aquatic food animal stocks.  The successful applicant will contribute to 2 major multi-institutional grants involving academic, industry and government partners related to modelling of spread of pathogens in the marine environment, including interactions between farmed and wild fish, and evaluation of mitigation strategies to reduce disease risk.


• Applicants must have a PhD in epidemiology, statistics, engineering, applied mathematics, or a related discipline, with strong quantitative and modelling skills
• Experience working in a multidisciplinary group with demonstrated abilities to communicate with individuals with diverse backgrounds
• A strong publication record post PhD, particularly in the application of large dynamic systems and complex modelling, preferably involving animal health research.  Experience in modelling aquaculture or fisheries are an asset, but not a requirement
•  Individuals must be self-motivated and able to work both independently, and as an effective partner in the UPEI CERC team

Application Instructions: 

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website (

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

Successful Candidate(s): 


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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