Join Us

We are currently recruiting founding members in diverse disciplines across UBC who have a passion for research, training, management, policy and outreach involving the oceans and fisheries.

Our members devote a portion of their time to the Institute and are engaged in its activities, which can include research seminars, working groups, student committees, outreach efforts, collaborative research projects, and mentoring trainees. Faculty members provide input on priorities, new hires and initiatives, and have full voting rights.

The Institute provides office accommodation for faculty and space for students, and support for training and administration. A new resident scholar program offers members an opportunity for teaching relief and funding to pursue research and outreach. There is no set term for membership.

We invite interested colleagues to submit a current CV and a brief statement of intent that describes how you could contribute to the Institute’s mission. Please send your applications to Simon Peacock, Dean of Science (

Current Opportunities

Nereus Fellow (Research Fellow)
Nereus Program, Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) at the University of Wollongong
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Deadline: May 1

Postdoctoral fellowship in marine ecosystem modeling (Ecopath with Ecosim)
IRSN Cadarache, Ecopath
Location: Hosted in IRSN Cadarache (France), with visits to Villy Christensen’s EwE group (Canada)
Deadline: June 1

Please take a look at these External Opportunities.