January 11, 2023
Title: Analyst, Salmon Watersheds Program (SWP)
Department: Salmon Watersheds Program
Status and Funding: Full-time; Remote; Grant funded
Start Date: March 1, 2023 (or sooner)
The Pacific Salmon Foundation (PSF) is salmon first, salmon always. We harness the passion and power of people to save and restore Pacific salmon in B.C. and the Yukon. And, we never go it alone, working with Indigenous partners, streamkeepers, government agencies and fellow ENGO’s, the PSF undertakes research, restoration initiatives and leadership in convening all those willing to help recover Pacific salmon. As People for Salmon, we’re here to help ensure sustainable populations of Pacific salmon for generations to come.
The Analyst provides analytical support to a variety of projects undertaken by PSF’s Salmon Watersheds Program. In addition to working closely with other staff in the Salmon Watersheds Program, this position requires working with an extensive network of partner organizations across BC and the Yukon to synthesize, analyze, and visualize Pacific salmon data. Occasional (approximately two to four times per year) travel to communities within BC and the Yukon is required.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Analyst undertakes a predominantly technical role in the Salmon Watersheds Program:
- Compile and synthesize Pacific salmon datasets from a wide variety of data custodians and data sources.
- Analyze, evaluate, and interpret data relevant to Pacific salmon.
- Develop, apply, and interpret statistical models for analyzing salmon population data.
- Develop and apply methods for undertaking quality control and quality assurance of data.
- Communicate results in technical reports, briefing notes, and other publications.
- Create and maintain technical documentation, including methodologies and metadata.
- Develop online web tools for visualizing salmon-related data and analyses (e.g., via RShiny, RMarkdown).
- Work with program partners (e.g., DFO, First Nations, academics) to solicit feedback on analyses and work collaboratively to adapt and improve methods and approaches.
- Generate easy-to-understand data products including graphs, figures, posters, and other visually compelling displays for the purposes of internal and external communications, program planning, and grant reporting.
- Work collaboratively with Salmon Watersheds Program staff on research initiatives including contributing to literature reviews, developing new analytical approaches, and undertaking related analyses.
- Contribute to the development of program-led peer-review academic publications including developing publication ideas, undertaking related analyses, and writing of manuscripts.
- Provide scientific advice to the Program Director and other program staff.
- Contribute to grant development efforts and proposal writing.
- Report on project work during workshops and meetings using easy to understand language and images.
- Other duties as assigned.
Reporting and Supervision
Supervised by the Director of Salmon Watersheds Program, the Analyst will be responsible for undertaking all work identified by the Director and meeting or exceeding the standard of care set by the Director.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Ecology, Biology, Applied Science, Resource Management, or other similarly related discipline with a focus in the fisheries and aquatic sciences domain. MSc or PhD an asset.
- A minimum of 3+ years progressive experience in an Analyst type role (a graduate degree in the above fields will be considered as experience).
- Experience performing advanced statistical analysis (e.g., Bayesian statistics, non-linear, hierarchical, mixed effects, and/or multivariate models) in R and developing mathematical and simulation models.
- Advanced skills in using the R programming language to manipulate and visualize data, fit statistical models, and/or run simulation models.
- Proficiency in using GitHub, RMarkdown and RShiny.
- Demonstrated ability to create novel data visualization and decision-support tools in RShiny.
- GIS skills and spatial modelling an asset, but not required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills for diverse audiences (lay, technical, etc.).
- Strong attention to detail, particularly with respect to technical documentation.
- Exceptional organizational skills and a strong interest in contributing to open, transparent, and reproducible research in a collaborative team environment.
- Experience contributing to the drafting of reports and peer-reviewed publications.
- Advanced knowledge of the biology, ecology, and life history of Pacific salmon an asset.
- Experience undertaking analysis related to salmon conservation and management.
Mentoring and Development
The PSF is committed to life-long learning for all team members. Ongoing mentoring will be available to facilitate the Analyst’s career development and appropriate training and skill-building opportunities will be provided subject to budget constraints. Educational opportunities will be encouraged.
The compensation range for this role is between $80,000-$90,000 per year.
This role is primarily remote. A hybrid option with in-office attendance may be accommodated at Management’s discretion. Travel will be required to participate in in-person meetings, workshops, and staff gatherings. Candidates from BC, Yukon and Alberta are encouraged to apply.
Diversity and Inclusion
We believe diversity is key to excellence and actively encourage applications from indigenous persons, persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions, and members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin.
January 22, 2023
To apply for this position:
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