Job and Graduate Student Opportunities
Many people around the world share our passion for sharks, and
we receive many inquiries about job opportunities and possibilities for
graduate research. Since we are unable to reply personally to all but the
most promising inquiries, please use the guidelines below to decide if further
contact with us is warranted. The
requirements for a career in marine biology or shark
research are also available here.
The Shark Research Laboratory is part of a federal government (DFO)
laboratory, and thus must follow government hiring practices. Very few
permanent positions have been offered in recent years, and we do not expect that
situation to change in the near future. If a position becomes available,
notification will be posted here so that candidates may apply through the Public
Service Commission. Preference is usually given to Canadian
citizens. Regretfully, no permanent positions are currently available.
Some people have expressed an interest in volunteering their
time on an unpaid basis in order to gain some hands-on experience with
sharks. We neither encourage nor discourage this practice, but will
generally accept volunteers only if there is a specific duty requiring
attention. The shark derbies are usually the only place where
volunteers are used.
We regret that we have no further openings for students
(interns, Honours or graduate) in our lab. This page will be updated
immediately if an opening appears, but no applications will be considered or
retained in the interim.