Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral fellowship position in marine habitat mapping, funded in part through Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and based at the Department of Ocean Sciences ( of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) in St. John’s, NL, Canada.

The PDF will contribute towards a research program lead by Dr. Patrick Gagnon on mapping the distribution and abundance of key marine benthic habitats in coastal Newfoundland and Labrador. The research program will involve a literature review, stakeholder interviews, field work (shore- and boat- based), classification of seabed imagery to be acquired with a variety of remote sensors, and spatial data analysis in order to create comprehensive databases and maps of kelp, rhodolith, and potentially eelgrass habitats for the province. 

The Department of Ocean Sciences of MUN is located at the Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay. The OSC is a major facility for marine research on the Atlantic coast and is one of Canada’s largest marine laboratories.

By virtue of its location, the department provides Canadian and international scientists and students access to the flora and fauna of the northwest Atlantic Ocean and is uniquely situated for shore-based studies of the cold-ocean processes and subarctic, Arctic and deep-sea organisms. A strategic goal of the department is to carry out world-class research that focuses on organisms and processes in the cold ocean and to provide education and training opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Further details on the post and how to apply can be found here