Aquatic Scientist Job at Ecofish Research – Vancouver, BC


We are looking for a dedicated and hard-working Aquatic Scientist to join our growing team! We will provide an opportunity to join a team of experienced and skilled professionals who thrive on innovation, collaboration, and integrity. While working alongside Ecofish experts in your field, we will support your career goals by providing great opportunities for growth and advancement through mentorship, training, and other professional development opportunities.

This role will be based in one of our 11 office locations.


The environment needs our help, and we are up to the challenge. At Ecofish, we have made the environment our life’s work, as reflected by our mission: Creating and implementing innovative environmental designs and practices to create solutions that assist and support industry and government, deliver green, sustainable developments.

To achieve our mission, our team is the embodiment of our values:

Professional: We are competent, honest, ethical, reliable, and certified by accredited

Ethical: We consistently meet or surpass environmental laws, regulations, and guidelines to minimize impacts on

Educated: We use our knowledge and that of our peers to create durable and intelligent solutions.

Cooperative: We work as a team with our colleagues, clients, and suppliers.

Ecofish incorporates these values in all aspects of our work. Social responsibility is at the core of our mission. Internally and externally, we bring a strong willingness to be cooperative and supportive of our clients, employees, and suppliers.


Your role will require you to bring a high standard of planning and coordination to your daily work. These responsibilities will be in your domain:

Write technical reports about water quality and aquatic ecology with reference to provincial and federal standards and guidelines

Manipulate large water quality and aquatic ecology datasets in Excel and R

Data analysis including plotting, guideline comparisons, and making tables

Review data for quality control and quality assurance purposes

Interpret results from monitoring programs to support research and effects assessments for freshwater and marine environments

Perform statistical analyses of water quality data to detect trends and guideline exceedances

Participate in proposal writing, technical report writing, and team meetings

Work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, collaborating with your colleagues to maximize work productivity and quality

M.Sc. in a relevant environmental science discipline with 2+ years of technical experience; consulting experience is an asset

Experience analyzing and evaluating water quality data

Familiarity with British Columbia and federal water quality guidelines for the protection of aquatic life

Attained or working towards R.P.Bio., or relevant professional designation

Technical knowledge of one or more aspects of aquatic science such as aquatic invertebrates, fisheries biology, ecotoxicology, or sediment chemistry

Experience conducting water quality sampling. Experience working with water quality sensors and data logging hardware is an asset.

Familiarity with R programming language

Effective time management, organizational, communication and inter-personal skills

Able to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and adhere to strict deadlines

Applications will be accepted until the role is filled. Only those applicants that are selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.

About the Company

Company: Ecofish Research –

Company Location:  Vancouver, BC

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