Search for Next PICES Executive Secretary

The North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) based in Sidney, British Columbia (Canada) has begun the search for a new Executive Secretary to take over the position very early in 2020. The announcement is posted on the PICES home page at and the full description of the job and the application process is available at

The applicant should indicate in their letter a suitable starting date; however, the starting date can be no later than May 1, 2020.

Applications and letters of reference must be in English and marked “Personal and Confidential”.

Applications must be transmitted electronically to Dr. Chul Park, PICES Chairman at, and received no later than June 15, 2019.

In-person interviews will be conducted during or just prior to the PICES Annual Meeting in October 2019, in Victoria, Canada.

PICES is an international scientific organization, established by an inter-governmental Convention in 1992 ( The visionof PICES is:

  • to be comprehensive in our coverage of North Pacific marine ecosystems
  • to foster and encourage the blending of government and academic scientists from diverse scientific disciplinesand all member countries
  • to encourage innovation by fostering rich scientific, technical, and cultural diversity
  • to be a leading contributor to global marinescience and sought as a valued collaborator to solve current and future management issues as they emerge
  • to be recognized as the premier organization for current research and understanding of North Pacific marine ecosystems

The vision, mission, strategy and goals are outlined in the PICES Strategic Plan( The governments of Canada, China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and United States are the Parties to the convention. The organization consists of the Governing Council and Science Board as well as the Finance and Administration Committee, which meet at least once a year at the Annual Meeting. Hosting the Annual Meeting rotates among the Member States and English is the official language