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Head - Field Data Collection, Data Analysis and Quality Control



Data Science, Quality Assurance
Halifax, NS, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Application deadline: September 15, 2023

Start Date: September 30, 2023

Duration: 1 year contract with possibility for extension

Position type: Full time (35 hours/week, Monday-Friday)

Pay rate: as determined based on education level/experience)

Job description:

You will work in partnership with an interdisciplinary team on river restoration projects and quantifying

effectiveness of river-based carbon dioxide removal. Work will be split between remote field sites and

office-based tasks. Flexibility in hours is needed; for example, field days may be longer than 7.5 hours; in

such cases, remaining week days that week will be shorter than 7.5 hours to total 35 hours per week.

Major responsibilities:

 Leading teams to sample water chemistry samples at field sites around Nova Scotia;

 Ensuring safety of the team and ensuring that safety requirements are met;

 Ensuring high quality water quality data collection and maintenance and safety of field


 Working to ensure minimal data loss and equipment issues through closely following and

updating standard operating procedures;

 Budgeting and managing field crews for efficient use of time and transportation resources;

 Promptly reporting results, issues, problems, and suggesting improvements for efficiency;

 Ordering, installing, maintaining and decommissioning of environmental monitoring equipment at field sites;

 Accounting for purchases and updating budgets;

 Conducting data entry, quality assurance and control, and data analysis;

 Ensuring lab space and data are well-organized and in order according to management plans;

 Assist with the preparation of reports and manuscripts; and

 Engage community stakeholders and acting as liaison.

Required qualifications:

 A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in environmental/civil engineering, oceanography,

earth/environmental science or related field;

 A demonstrated track record of producing and analysing high-quality environmental data;

 Experience in leading field work projects, with strong team and leadership skills;

 Highly organized with project management skills;

 Comfortable in working around water and outdoors in all conditions;

 Experience manipulating large datasets with R and MS Excel;

 Strong English-language verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability

to work in a team setting; and

 Class 5 Nova Scotia driver’s license, or equivalent.

CarbonRun and Dalhousie University are committed to inclusive workplaces, based on our values of

equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. We encourage applications from Indigenous persons

(especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members

of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, and persons identifying as members of

2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our team.