The BECI team is looking to recruit a Science Director to lead the development and implementation of BECI. 

The position is for 18 months initially with an expectation that the Science Director will contribute to securing ongoing funding for the Project Office. 

The position could be undertaken as an interchange, interagency personnel agreement, or assignment position for government employees who are interested in this possibility. 

The Project Office may be virtual or distributed, with personnel based at the PICES Secretariat, depending on the successful candidate’s circumstances.

The Science Director will be supported by an Administrative Coordinator (full-time) and contractors/post-docs as required. PICES and NPAFC personnel involved in BECI to-date are also available for continued input. The Science Director will report to the PICES Executive Secretary.  

The Science Director will develop the science plan, Indigenous engagement plan, and project implementation plan, by:

  • Building on the work undertaken at the development workshops in 2022 and 2023
  • Considering and identifying the data mobilization and modeling needs to fulfill the BECI project vision
  • Consulting with appropriate international partner organizations, other rights- and stakeholders, and UN Decade partners in the North Pacific
  • Managing the funding partner deliverables

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.