M.Sc. Student – Research Affiliate Program

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology Branch
Brandon (Manitoba)
The student must be willing to work from September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2021. It is expected that the student work approximately 20 hours per week.  $22.04 to $27.73 per hour (Salary will be determined by the level of education and experience.)
For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit: Jobs.gc.ca

Closing date: 29 July 2019 – 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria:

Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled. (Proof will be required)

Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located. Apply online

Important messages
We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.

Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).

– Modify and develop experimental procedures to study the impacts of contrasting cropping systems and land management practices on soil greenhouse gas fluxes.
– Contribute to the design and maintenance of experimental trials associated with the research topic.
– Maintain records of field and laboratory activities related to the research topic.
– Perform statistical analyses of data and report on the results.

Work environment
Under supervision of a research scientist, the student will be responsible for conducting research on the assessment of different cropping systems and land management practices on soil greenhouse fluxes in southern Manitoba. The student will be based at the AAFC Brandon Research and Development Centre for laboratory and field work. The student will be enrolled at Brandon University and meet the requirements for the Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences program.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

Contact information for 2 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Currently enrolled or will be enrolled in the Master of Science in Environmental and Life Sciences program at Brandon University by the date of appointment.

Degree equivalency

Experience in field (i.e., outdoor) research.
Experience in laboratory work.
Experience in conducting literature reviews and in summarizing information under different formats such as reports or presentations.
Experience in keeping records associated with experimental trials.
Experience in processing data or conducting statistical analysis from experimental trials using software.

*In the context of student recruitment in the Federal Public Service, the experience can be acquired through the studies, work experience, or volunteer activities.

The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of agricultural systems on the Canadian Prairies.
Knowledge of soil science.

Planning & Organizing

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women.

Conditions of employment
Reliability Status security clearance – Valid driver’s license.
Ability and willingness to work in laboratory with hazardous materials.
Ability and willingness to work in challenging field conditions such as rain, heat, cold, and dusty environments.
Ability and willingness to travel for field work.
Ability and willingness to do repetitive tasks.

Other information
The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled and diverse workforce that reflects the Canadians we serve. We promote employment equity and encourage you to indicate if you belong to one of the designated groups when you apply.

Information on employment equity

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.jobs.gc.ca.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel related to assessment and successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining their own living accommodations.

Successful completion of both a RAP work assignment and your educational program may lead to a temporary or permanent federal public service position for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Contact information
Joanne Gallant – Human Resources Coordinator
Apply online

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