There are two positions being hired. One student in Antogonish and one in either Inverness or Pictou.

The Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board (GNSFPB) is an umbrella organization that represents 518 fishermen and all multi-species, accredited fishing organizations in the Gulf Nova Scotia region. The GNSFPB has made it one of their priorities to coordinate and conduct scientific research and data collection on the lobster populations in the Gulf of Nova Scotia, supporting sustainable development of the fishery. We are seeking to hire summer students who can perform field work related to the research projects that are being coordinated by the GNSFPB.

The Lobster Science Field Technician and Data Entry Assistant (the Student) will work to collect scientific information related to lobster science projects being undertaken by the Gulf Nova Scotia Fleet Planning Board. The Student will also assist with data entry as needed and on stormy days (when no scientific information can be collected).


  • must have access to a vehicle (including driver’s license, insurance and registration) to travel to wharves in order to collect scientific information on lobsters. Some days may include multiple hours of driving. Mileage will be reimbursed.
  • must have access to their own computer, MICROSOFT ACCESS will be used so the student may have to load it on their computer if not already owned by the student (costs will be covered by GNSFPB).
  • must be willing to learn and follow scientific protocol.
  • must be willing to learn scientific data entry techniques and protocols.
  • must record information diligently and accurately.
  • must be able to spend a significant amount of time entering data on a computer, paying close attention to detail and entering data accurately.
  •  must communicate with the supervisor daily.
  • must be willing to work in sometimes adverse weather conditions (i.e. cold, wet days) although sampling will be done under cover.
  • must dress appropriately for the work conditions.


Student will be collecting data, including but not limited to: lobster blood protein levels, lobster molt cycle analysis, lobster egg clutches, and other information on lobster

The student may participate in other tasks related to the science projects as requested by the supervisor.

This job will provide the fishing industry and communities with important information on the health of lobster populations in the Gulf of Nova Scotia. The lobster fishery is considered the “back bone” of fisheries in Nova Scotia. Therefore, this job will provide experience working in the fisheries, environment and sustainable development, and the not-for-profit sector, as well as being directed at rural areas.

This position is pending funding.

Application Details

The student must be returning to school (university or college) in fall 2016.


Please send resumes to Andrea Flynn by April 1, 2016 at andrea.d.flynn@gmail.com