Analyst Position with the Pacific Salmon Foundation

October 5 2017

The Pacific Salmon Foundation’s Salmon Watersheds Program ( is seeking an Analyst to join our team! The successful candidate will have a Graduate degree and 3+ years of professional experience related to the analysis of salmon population and fishery data. Join us in partnering with local First Nations, DFO, and the Province of BC to undertake analytical work in support of the assessment of salmon populations in BC.


For the past ten years, the Salmon Watersheds Program (formerly the Skeena Salmon Program) has worked collaboratively with First Nations, provincial, and federal governments to undertake standardized assessments of the status of salmon populations and their habitats in north and central British Columbia (BC), and make the data we assemble, and the assessments we undertake, broadly accessible to the public. In order to support the communication of, and open access to, salmonrelated data, the Salmon Watersheds Program has developed an online data visualization tool called the Pacific Salmon Explorer. The Pacific Salmon Explorer allows the public to explore information on the status of salmon populations and pressures their habitats, as well as access source datasets used in the underlying analyses.


The Salmon Watersheds Program is currently expanding our analytical efforts to other salmon-bearing watersheds in southern BC, including the Fraser River and Vancouver Island. Over the next three years, we will be partnering with local First Nations, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of BC, and regional salmon experts to undertake salmon habitat and population assessments and integrate this information into the Pacific Salmon Explorer. We are seeking an inhouse Analyst to work with the above partners to lead data compilation efforts, undertake analytical work in support of the assessment of salmon populations in southern BC and, ultimately, help support salmon conservation. Come join our growing team!


The Analyst will join an ambitious, tight-knit, and growing team that works closely on the delivery of the Salmon Watersheds Program. The ideal Analyst will have strong statistical, analytical, and programming skills, plus a demonstrated history of applying these skills to the analysis of Pacific salmon fishery and population data. The ideal candidate will have a track record of working collaboratively on a technical level with other scientists, as well as practiced skills in science communication to both technical and non-technical audiences. The selected candidate will have a demonstrated knowledge and expertise in BC salmon population dynamics as illustrated by peer-reviewed publications of their research.

Interested applicants are invited to submit (1) a résumé and (2) a cover letter to The deadline for receiving applications is October 15, 2017.