DOYENNE OU DOYEN DE LA FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES, FACULTÉ DES SCIENCES, UNIVERSITÉ DE MONCTON. Fermeture du concours: 10 mars 2017.

La Faculté des sciences offre des programmes aux trois cycles dans des disciplines regroupées autour des cinq départements suivants : biologie, chimie et biochimie, informatique, mathématiques et statistique, physique et astronomie. La Faculté dispose également d’un secteur des programmes spéciaux. On dénombre une cinquantaine de professeures et professeurs et plus de 500 étudiantes et étudiants inscrits à temps complet. La Faculté offre 22 programmes d’étude au premier cycle, 6 programmes au deuxième cycle et un programme de troisième cycle.

La Faculté des sciences est au premier plan quant à la qualité et l’ampleur de ses activités de recherche. On y compte présentement quatre chaires de recherche. Pour l’année courante, les subventions de recherche en provenance d’organismes nationaux et provinciaux s’élèvent à plus de 3,6 M$. La croissance rapide de la recherche entraîne la délocalisation de certains laboratoires de recherche, notamment dans le nouveau Centre de médecine de précision du Nouveau-Brunswick présentement en construction à Moncton.

Fonctions : Sous l’autorité immédiate du vice-recteur à l’enseignement et à la recherche, la doyenne ou le doyen assure le fonctionnement académique et administratif de la Faculté. La personne titulaire du poste, dans un climat de collégialité propice au maintien de la qualité académique, veille à l’établissement des priorités en tenant compte des implications budgétaires et de la planification stratégique institutionnelle. Elle défend les intérêts de la Faculté et est à l’écoute des avis du Conseil de la Faculté qu’elle préside. Elle veille au maintien des standards d’excellence et coordonne les activités d’enseignement et de recherche. La doyenne ou le doyen représente la Faculté au Sénat académique ainsi qu’à plusieurs comités de l’Université. Parmi les défis à relever au cours des prochaines années, notons :

  • l’augmentation de la visibilité de la Faculté ;
  • l’amélioration du réseautage avec des institutions et organismes publics et privés afin d’établir de nouvelles collaborations et possibilités de transfert technologique ;
  • la poursuite de la croissance des inscriptions aux trois cycles ;
  • l’opérationnalisation de la planification académique de la Faculté.

L’Université de Moncton, fondée en 1963, est un établissement d’enseignement supérieur de langue française en milieu acadien. Avec ses trois campus situés à Edmundston, à Moncton et à Shippagan, elle offre des programmes d’études aux trois cycles universitaires dans plusieurs disciplines. Plus de 4 000 étudiantes et étudiants provenant de partout au Canada et de l’étranger la fréquentent. Pour de plus amples renseignements sur l’Université et ses programmes d’études, vous êtes invités à consulter le site Internet http://www.umoncton.ca.

L’Université de Moncton souscrit à l’exigence d’équité en matière d’emploi. Conformément aux exigences relatives à l’immigration au Canada, ce concours s’adresse en priorité aux citoyennes et citoyens canadiens ainsi qu’aux personnes ayant obtenu le droit d’établissement au Canada.

Toute personne intéressée par le poste devra posséder un doctorat dans une des disciplines enseignées à la Faculté. Elle devra avoir un solide dossier académique en enseignement et en recherche, une expérience de gestion avec démonstration de leadership et de gestion participative, ainsi qu’une capacité à défendre avec dynamisme et conviction les intérêts de la Faculté. Enfin, la maîtrise de la langue française, tant à l’oral qu’à l’écrit, est essentielle et une bonne connaissance de l’anglais est exigée.

Les personnes intéressées à soumettre leur candidature sont priées de nous faire parvenir un curriculum vitae, une lettre de motivation en français sous format Word ou PDF ainsi que le nom et les coordonnées de trois personnes aux fins de référence via le site web, au plus tard le 10 mars 2017 en citant le numéro de référence. Seules les personnes invitées à une entrevue seront contactées.

Pour plus d’information, voir https://www.umoncton.ca/emploi/index.php?case=21&ID=5283&Type=9.

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Summer Research Assistants Needed, Tree Improvement Lab, 4 months, May 1 – August 31, 2017

We are seeking 1-2 summer students with an interest in ‘forest genetics, ecology, physiology or ecophysiology’ to work on a number of tree improvement related research projects located across Alberta.

Current research projects: Our research is focussed on understanding hybrid vigour in balsam poplar, flower cone induction to enhance seed yields in the Region B2 high elevation lodgepole pine seed orchard and assessing drought tolerance in the Region J lodgepole/hybrid pine program. There will be greenhouse, field and data management work involved in these projects. You will be working under the direct supervision of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and our lab coordinator.

Qualifications: To be successful in this position, you must be: hard working, enthusiastic, a team player and be able to self-manage responsibilities. Important skills include: the ability to learn quickly, follow detailed protocols, adapt well to change, pay attention to detail, handle equipment with respect, take accurate notes, and go in the field. As a research assistant you must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel. The ability to work safely in a field setting under various weather and site conditions is also required.

Class 5 Driver’s License is required – no GDL (Graduated Driver’s License).

Locations: University of Alberta greenhouses, and various pine, white spruce, and poplar trials across Alberta.

Additional Information:

Salary: ~$2000/month

Closing date: Feb 1 or until the position has been filled.

Please email a résumé and cover letter in confidence to bthomas@ualberta.ca and cc mrandall@ualberta.ca

Barb Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor
NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Tree Improvement
442 Earth Sciences Building Dept. Renewable Resources
Ph: 780-492-8016 – Fx: 780-492-1767
Email: bthomas@ualberta.ca

Marine Conservation Technical Advisor Global Conservation, Wildlife Conservation Society

Division: Global Conservation
Reports to: WCS Myanmar Country Program Director, WCS Greater Mekong Regional Director
Coordinates with: Associate Director, WCS Marine Program, NY
Location:  Yangon, Myanmar

BACKGROUND

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. In addition to its global conservation programs across 60 countries, WCS manages five zoos, including the Bronx Zoo, and the New York Aquarium. WCS’s Marine Conservation Program works in over 20 countries and all five oceans to protect key marine habitats and marine wildlife, to end overfishing, and to protect key species groups, including marine mammals, sharks and rays, and corals, as well as to inspire an ocean constituency. WCS has worked in Myanmar since the early 1990s, and now manages a $3 million/year program with over 100 staff in-country active across the terrestrial and marine realms. With the dramatic changes in the government and the growth of civil society, Myanmar is poised to reform its management of marine resources, and WCS is positioned in a key role to assist the government in leading those reforms.

WCS seeks a Marine Conservation Technical Advisor to lead the continued development of its marine conservation efforts and partnerships in Myanmar. The position is based at the WCS office in Yangon, with travel required to coastal states and regions, the capital Naypyitaw, and within South-east Asia.

Overall Responsibilities:

The Marine Conservation Technical Advisor provides strategic, programmatic and technical oversight to the WCS Myanmar marine conservation team in the development, implementation and management of all activities for the WCS Myanmar marine conservation program, which focuses on four strategic themes:

  • Marine Spatial Planning;
  • Healthy Fisheries;
  • Thriving Species; and
  • Private Sector Engagement.

He/she will work as a team with the WCS Myanmar Program and the Global Marine Conservation Program in strategic development, program planning, building and maintaining local and international partnerships, and budgeting processes. He/she will be principally responsible for guiding technical orientations and providing specific input for on-site decisions.

Marine Conservation Strategic and Programmatic Planning (30%)

  • Oversee and develop the marine conservation vision and strategic plan for WCS’ work in Myanmar that identifies goals, objectives and programs of work for research, conservation and community resource management. Review and refine program priorities, strategy and approaches, and overall monitoring and evaluation system.
  • In collaboration with the WCS Myanmar Country Director represent marine conservation in Myanmar to government, non-government and private sector partners in country; present program information at state/regional, national and international meetings. Establish and maintain strong working relationships with these partners.
  • Develop and oversee relationships with appropriate international private sector, academic and non-government implementation partners.
  • Identify new funding opportunities to support priority marine conservation initiatives in Myanmar. Prepare grant proposals and reports, engage the public (multi and bilateral) and private (corporate and philanthropic) donor communities, and liaise with other organizations. Provide technical support to WCS Myanmar Program staff in grant proposal, budget and report preparation.


WCS Marine Conservation Program Technical Management and Support (40%)

  • Ensure that WCS Myanmar marine field programs/projects appropriately address WCS Global Conservation Program (GCP) marine conservation goals and objectives relating to site-based, species-based and GCP priority issues.
  • Work with team and partners to design and implement robust research methodologies to support Marine Spatial Planning, Species and Sustainable Fisheries thematic strategies.
  • Provide direct supervision to the WCS Myanmar marine conservation team to reinforce their technical planning, management, and implementation capacity. Work with the WCS Myanmar Country Director coordinate and facilitate capacity building, training and professional development of current staff and partners.
  • Oversee preparation of annual workplans and periodic reports as required by WCS and donor partners, including appropriate content and clarity of all reports
  • Supervise the oversight of any sub-contractors or grantees performance.
  • Ensure appropriate collection, analysis, dissemination and publication of field data.
  • Work with the WCS Myanmar communications team to publicize WCS Myanmar marine program achievements through popular, social and scientific media, and publish project results in scientific journals.

Technical Oversight of Marine Program Implementation (30%)

  • Provide coaching and technical support to, and maintain regular contact with field staff in program/project workplan development, financial planning and field level implementation through regular team meetings and field visits.
  • Advise on determining personnel and technical needs to ensure implementation of an efficient, effective, and technically capable marine conservation field program. As needed, oversee the recruitment of new staff, including short-term local and international experts.
  • Ensure that field program/project efforts coordinate with other technical and financial partners within the context of a land/seascape approach. Promote capacity building of local communities and civil society partners as effective and engaged resource stewards.
  • Prepare recommendations to address any problems or constraints with the implementation of WCS marine conservation activities in Myanmar, and take the lead, as appropriate, in implementing those recommendations.
Qualifications and competencies:
  • Ph.D./ MSc., or equivalent experience and strong record in marine conservation and fisheries science, fisheries management, marine ecology or biology, including conservation and program and project management experience.
  • Contemporary knowledge of regional fisheries issues, fisheries governance and management systems, market-based mechanisms and regulatory bodies.
  • Knowledge of relevant national and international marine policy mechanisms and approaches, including but not limited to CITES, I/NPOAs, UN SDGs, CBD Aichi targets, NBSAPs, and FAO’s small-scale fisheries guidelines.
  • Proven ability to manage significant projects and achieve successful on-the-ground conservation in tropical developing countries.
  • Ability to develop productive partnerships and shared-value collaborations with ocean- based industries, including fishing companies and international oil and gas companies.
  • Demonstrable experience of fundraising, donor proposal and report writing (narrative and financial) and a working knowledge of contract and consultant management.
  • Knowledge of decision support tools associated with conservation and marine spatial planning.
  • Ability to build capacity in community-driven natural resource management, field research, conservation biology, conservation advocacy, and project management.
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with people of diverse cultures, value systems, perspectives and levels of education, and to manage staff in these contexts.
  • Professional proficiency in English.
  • Willingness to live and travel within Myanmar and to travel internationally.

If interested, please apply online at www.wcs.org/about-us/careers and send a CV and letter of interest to marineprogram@wcs.org with the subject line: Myanmar Marine Conservation Advisor.

Post-doctoral and Technician Positions in Plankton Ecology

We are looking to recruit several post-doctoral research associates or technicians to join the Marine Macroecology and Biogeochemistry Lab (www.mmab.ca) at Mount Allison University (www.mta.ca) in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada (www.sackville.com). The successful candidates will be join a diverse collaborative research group with connections to research teams at several other universities.

Specifically we are looking for independent, creative scientists with a background in biological oceanography or plankton ecology and skills in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, particularly transcriptomics in non-model microbial eukaryotes, computational data analysis in macroecology, Bayesian statistics, phytoplankton culturing, biochemical assays, and molecular techniques.

Applicants should send a c.v. and a brief statement of research interests and goals to Andrew Irwin (airwin@mta.ca) or Zoe Finkel (zfinkel@mta.ca). We anticipate reviewing applications in March 2017.