Junior Aquatic Scientist (Entry Level) - Northwest Territory

  • ERM
  • Yellowknife, NT, Canada
  • Jul 20, 2018
Full time Biology - Ecology Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology Water Quality Watershed - Stormwater - Wastewater Wetlands - Coastlines - Floodplains

Job Description

ERM is seeking a high-performing Junior Aquatic Scientist to join our team in our Yellowknife, NT office. The successful candidate will become a member of a large Freshwater and Marine Sciences team and will interact within a multidisciplinary community of toxicologists, geochemists, hydrologists, fisheries biologists, and wildlife biologists (among other disciplines), and will become a member of an extensive team of global environmental and social experts. This position is designed for a motivated, career-minded person who enjoys working independently and seeks responsibility. This opportunity offers the chance to explore the North from the exciting, tightly knit community of Yellowknife!


  • Design and implement aquatic baseline studies and monitor programs in streams, rivers, and lakes involving water quality, sediment quality, and biotic communities (benthic macroinvertebrates, zooplankton, periphyton, and phytoplankton).
  • Manage projects from the program development to report completion.
  • Contribute to database management related to various projects.
  • Assist Office Manager and liaise with ERM team members from other offices for project support and completion.
  • Prioritize and meet deadlines in a demanding work environment.


  • Masters level education in an Aquatic Biology or similar discipline.
  • Expertise with Federal, Provincial and Territorial regulations and guidelines.
  • Field experience in hydrology, fisheries, wildlife, and air quality (meteorology) is considered an asset.
  • Prior experience in environmental consulting or government and the mining sector is considered an asset.
  • Strong multivariate statistical skills using the open source program R.
  • Problem solver with the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent writing skills, communication skills, and time management skills.

Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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