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Work Learn W18 Communications Assistant

Job ID: 854886
Location: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia.

The Communications Assistant will assist with, and perform, tasks of moderate complexity, implementing communications strategies, maintaining the Institute’s communications channels, producing or publishing new content in order to achieve both these objectives, and assisting with the redesign of the Institute’s website. Tasks include: Arranging and conducting interviews, and writing feature and news articles; assisting with communicating and publicizing IOF events and activities; shooting footage for, and creating, videos of feature interviews; and assisting with changes to website, including updates, archiving, and restructure.

Deadline: August 19, 2018

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Masters or PhD opportunity (2)

Creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries
Location: University of British Columbia.

The Donner Lab at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, Canada is looking for two social sciences graduate students (Masters or PhD level) to research the creation and circulation of useful climate information for adaptation in Pacific Island countries. This is part of a grant examining how the developed world can contribute to adaptation in the developing world by looking at the growing “climate services” movement. The work will draw on methods from across the social sciences including interviews with key respondents, participant observation, document assessment, surveys, and formal elicitation. The grant is a collaboration between Simon Donner, UBC; Milind Kandlikar, UBC; and Sophie Webber, University of Sydney.

Deadline: October 1, 2018


Part-time Research Associate

Social science analysis of Ocean and Fisheries Instruments, Policies and Management Tools such as Marine Protected Areas
Location: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia.

The Fisheries Economics Research Unit (FERU) invites applications for a part-time (50%) research associate (RA) position to work in an interdisciplinary team to carry out Social science analysis of Ocean and Fisheries issues such as the allocation of access to coastal communities. The RA will report to Dr. Rashid Sumaila, and be based at the Institute for Oceans and Fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

Deadline for applications: August 18, 2018


Postdoctoral opportunity

Pan-Canadian biodiversity mapping using eDNA
Location: Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, University of British Columbia.

We are seeking an outstanding and dynamic post-doctoral candidate to lead the analysis of pan-Canadian biodiversity using eDNA data, to foster continued collaboration and data-sharing amongst a national team of scientists involved in biodiversity monitoring at multiple taxonomic levels, and to develop outreach activities to communicate the findings of the science program of the Canada C3 Expedition, held during the 150th anniversary of Confederation.


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