New job Research Scientist in Manitoba

Research Scientist

Company : Public Health Agency of Canada
Salary : $60,333 - $142,418 a year
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Public Health Agency of Canada - Field Studies Section One Health - National Microbiology Laboratories
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
SE-RES-01, SE-RES-02, SE-RES-03, SE-RES-04
$60,333 to $142,418 (The classification level and salary will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate.)

Closing date: 25 October 2021 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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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

The Public Health Agency is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce that comprises individuals who have an array of identities, abilities, background, culture, skills, perspectives, and experiences that are representative of Canada’s current and evolving population. We are passionate about fostering a workplace where all people feel welcome, can reach their full potential, and contribute their unique perspectives and experience to the success of the team.

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex (including gender identity and/or expression), national origin, sexual orientation, civil union or relationship status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other status protected under federal law.

Intent of the process

This process will be initially used to staff one indeterminate position in Winnipeg, MB. The selection process may be used to staff similar positions at these groups and levels with various linguistic profiles and security requirements, conditions of employment for various future permanent and/or temporary vacancies within the Public Health Agency of Canada National Microbiology Laboratory sites across Canada.

As the classification level and salary will be determined by the qualifications of the candidate, please refer to the salary scale below:
SE-RES-01: $60,333 to $81,758
SE-RES-02: $74,914 to $115,585
SE-RES-03: $94,675 to $128,304
SE-RES-04: $113,381 to $142,418

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)

Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in biological sciences with specialization related to duties of the position, such as vector biology/ecology, molecular biology, or microbiology

Degree equivalency

  • Significant experience with scientific research in the area of zoonotic diseases especially those that are transmitted by arthropods.
  • Significant experience in scientific research related to molecular diagnostics and serological assays for vector-borne pathogens.
  • Significant experience with collaborative research with universities and/or government organizations.
Experience in leading, organizing and delivery of scientific projects in a laboratory setting.
Experience with writing and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals and delivering presentations at scientific meetings (Productivity/Recognition).

  • Significant experience refers to an acceptable combination of breadth, depth and complexity of tasks that can normally be acquired over a period of three (3) years or more

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

Experience in field collection of arthropods and processing samples for molecular detection or isolation of vector-borne pathogens.
Experience working in a CL3 environment.
Experience with maintaining and/or rearing arthropods under laboratory conditions.
Experience in developing successful scientific research proposals for funding opportunities including those with partners within Canada and internationally.
Experience in mentoring and training staff.

Willingness and ability to work full time and five days a week.
Willingness and ability to provide assistance with outbreak and emergency laboratory response situations, which may require working overtime and/or weekends.
Willingness and ability to travel across Canada and when required internationally in order to participate in meetings, training and potential outbreak and emergency response.
Willingness and ability to work in a CL3 environment.

Secret security clearance
Medical clearance

  • Candidates must meet and maintain the above condition(s) of employment throughout their employment.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of vector biology.
Knowledge of molecular and serological methods for vector-borne pathogens.
Knowledge of laboratory biosafety regulations and procedures in CL2 and CL3 facilities.
Knowledge of trends and emerging issues relating to human illnesses in the context of One-health.
Knowledge of PHAC’s mandate, surveillance and outbreak detection and response systems.

Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Communication – oral and in writing

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

Knowledge of methods used to collect and preserve arthropod specimens collected in the field.
Knowledge of current principles, techniques and procedures used in genomic analysis of vector-borne pathogens.
Knowledge of current principles, techniques and procedures used for diagnosis of vector-borne pathogens of public health significance.

Knowledge transfer and exchange
Development and innovation
Collaboration and partnerships

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

The Public Health Agency of Canada is committed to increasing representation of Black employees and other racialized groups, Indigenous People, women and persons with disabilities. The Public Health Agency of Canada would like its workforce to be reflective of the population it serves. Therefore, we encourage candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a member of one of these groups.

Give yourself the best chance to succeed! As the objective of this process is to assess qualifications needed for the position(s) to be staffed, let us know if you have a functional limitation/ disability, which may affect your performance. For example, contact us if you need assistance in completing and submitting your application. Should you then proceed to the next assessment stage, such as an exam or interview, we will send you an e-mail with additional information on the assessment format so that you can determine if you may require an accommodation (such as a different test format, an adaptive technology, or additional time). Assessment accommodations are designed to remove the obstacles without altering the criteria being assessed so candidates with functional limitations can fully demonstrate their abilities.

You may also review jobs open to the public through INFOTEL at 1-800-645-5605. The INFOTEL number for persons using a TTY/TDD is 1-800-532-9397.

Receipt of applications will not be sent; we will contact successful candidates when the screening process is completed.

Candidates should be prepared to provide proof of education (copy of degree/diploma). If you have obtained education outside Canada, you will be required to submit proof of evaluation of Canadian equivalency.

The Public Health Agency of Canada welcomes applications from Veterans. We recognize your contribution to Canadians and would like to offer you the opportunity to continue your career in an environment where multi-talented employees with diverse skills are appreciated and supported.


Preference will be given to veterans first and then to Canadian citizens and permanent residents, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

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