Research Scientist - Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College (Grant Funded)

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Position Type:
Staff Position
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Department of Health Management - Atlantic Veterinary College
Research Scientist
Full Time Term Position (Grant Funded)
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications


As soon as possible - 7 months from starting date (term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and department requirements)

The research group for Module L: New Models of Fish Health Management within the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI) seeks applications for the position of Research Scientist. The Ocean Frontier Institute is a multi-institutional research partnership led by Dalhousie University, Memorial University and the University of Prince Edward Island. Its research primarily focuses on key aspects of atmosphere-ocean interaction, resulting ocean dynamics, and shifting ecosystems and effective approaches to resource development that are sustainable, globally competitive, societally acceptable and resilient to change.

Module L is led out of the University of Prince Edward Island and is in the process of developing models that will substantially decrease infection risk, improve feed performance and provide other scalable benefits to salmon farming within Atlantic Canada.


This position will evaluate technical frameworks for Agent Based Modelling (ABM) for use in aquatic epidemiology specifically framework around the modelling of sea lice in Atlantic salmon farms and perform other sea lice modelling work as needed.


  • PhD in Computer Science
  • Post-Doctoral Experience developing ABM for aquaculture
  • Familiarity with Atlantic salmon farming
  • 3 years’ experience developing modelling for sea lice
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams bridging computer science and epidemiology
  • Experience working in distributed teams
  • Experience engaging industry partners in academic research projects
  • Experience in User Centered Design (UCD)

Questions about the position can be directed to Vince Repaci at or (902) 628 4339.


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. Applications will not be accepted via email.

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.

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.