— March 21, 2023 —

Job Opportunity: Science Liaison Coordinator

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) is recruiting for a Science Liaison Coordinator to provide project management support and coordination of the association’s science, research, and policy projects.

Science Liaison Coordinator Education and Skills:

This position requires someone with in-depth knowledge of the salmon farming sector’s regulatory, research and science processes. Established relationships with the industry would be viewed favorably.

Required skills and abilities include:

  • A university degree in Aquaculture, Marine Biology, or similar study
  • A minimum of 8-10 years experience or a combination of education and relevant experience in finfish aquaculture
  • Program management (including financial, proposal writing and reporting)
  • Demonstrated written, analytical research and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the history of finfish aquaculture in Atlantic Canada
  • Knowledge of the challenges and opportunities affecting finfish aquaculture in Atlantic Canada
  • Solid organizational abilities, including planning, delegating, project management and task facilitation
  • Ability to accurately analyze reports and papers to provide interpretation summary and recommendations.

Science Liaison Coordinator Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Executive Director primary tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage science / research projects
  • Organize and host workshops that are targeted to meeting specific industry challenges
  • Communicate science and technology priorities to academia, government, the public and other stakeholder groups
  • Represent the Association on committees, working groups, and at conferences, etc., as required
  • Assist industry with meeting compliance/conformance to regulatory/voluntary. certification programs in their pursuit of more standardized approaches to sustainability, food safety and quality
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director

Salary and Position Details:

Full-time salaried position. Annual salary will be in the range of $47,000 – $52,000 based on a 30-hour work week. Final renumeration will depend on skills and experience. Benefits include paid vacation and sick time that aligns with the ACFFA HR Policy, health care package and a travel stipend when using personal vehicle.

The position is based at the ACFFA offices located at 226 Limekiln Road, Letang, NB but will require some local travel, ability to work remotely at times and flexible hours to coordinate and participate in community programs and events. Office space, computer and basic office supplies will be provided.

To Apply:

Please email your cover letter and resume combined into a single PDF labeled Lastname_Firstname_2023 to: s.farquharson@atlanticfishfarmers.com by April 3, 2023. for priority consideration.

The position will remain open until filled. The cover letter should clearly demonstrate the applicant’s ability to fulfill the stated duties and meet the qualifications of the position.

The ideal candidate will begin employment April 10, 2023.

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