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Oceanographer - ASL Environmental Sciences

Oceanographer - ASL Environmental Sciences

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ASL is an employee-owned company and presently employs 30 highly qualified scientific and engineering personnel. We have an immediate opening for an oceanographer.

ASL Environmental Sciences, Inc., is a world-class company with more than 40 years' experience in oceanographic, acoustic, remote sensing, and ice research services. We provide clients with scientific consulting services in flow measurement, numerical modeling, wave measurement and analysis, airborne and spaceborne optical and SAR remote sensing, sediment transport, acoustics, and ice studies. Based out of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, ASL provides products and services to national and international clients from industry, government, and academic sectors. ASL owns an extensive pool of metocean equipment, and we also manufacture a line of underwater acoustic measurement instruments, such as the AZFP Acoustic Zooplankton & Fish Profiler.

ASL is an employee-owned company and presently employs 30 highly qualified scientific and engineering personnel. We have an immediate opening for an oceanographer.

Job Description:

The oceanographer position involves all aspects of solving client problems as part of a larger team.  The ideal candidate will be self-driven and comfortable working independently as well as working in a team environment, with senior oceanographers, computer programmers, data analysts, technicians and others. An aptitude for analytical thinking in the oceanographic realm with strengths in computer programming, especially in Matlab, will be essential for the oceanographer position.  Some of the key tasks in the daily activities of the oceanographer will include the following:

  • Basic examination of oceanographic time-series for QA/QC purposes. 
  • Identifying any potential issues encountered in the measurements which need to be considered prior to starting the routine analyses.
  • Running of existing programs using tools from ASL’s Matlab library.
  • Maintaining and extending our existing library to meet client needs.
  • Writing up the methods used to analyze client data.
  • Summarizing the results of the analysis in language that is clear for the client to understand.

Our software libraries include routines to process many types of oceanographic data, such as ADCP current-wave data, water properties (temperature, salinity, dissolved oxygen, etc.), and ice profiling sonar data.  We are currently developing new methodologies to support our Acoustic Zooplankton Fish Profiler.  Candidates who possess experience in interpreting acoustic backscatter and coding in Python, in addition to Matlab, will be of interest to support this growing part of our data analysis offerings.

The oceanographer position will primarily involve the processing and interpretation of oceanographic data; however, there will also be opportunities to be involved in field programs. 

The following skills will be useful to engage in these tasks:

  • Experience operating common oceanographic equipment including ADCP’s, CTD’s, DO and Tu.
  • Experience maintaining oceanographic equipment.
  • Experience working at sea.
  • Experience assembling, deploying/recovering/ and maintaining oceanographic moorings.

ASL is a federal government contractor. For this reason, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check to get reliability confirmation from Public Works Canada.

Please e-mail your application to with subject line: Oceanographer Position.

Compensation will be commensurate with skills and experience. ASL offers profit sharing and dividends on shares. We thank all those who apply to ASL, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No phone calls please.  

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Victoria, BC

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