New Job Research Scientist In Ontario

Research Scientist
Research Scientist

Research Scientist

Company : Jobssummary / Indeed
Salary : $60,333–$155,950 a year
Location : Ontario

Full Description

Natural Resources Canada - CanmetMINING
Ottawa (Ontario)
SE-RES-01 - SE-RES (Level to be determined)
$60,333 to $155,950

Closing date: 30 March 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada, and Canadian citizens and Permanent residents 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

Work environment

At Natural Resources Canada, a Federal government job means developing leadership skills, fostering teamwork, and supporting creativity and innovation. We know it takes people from diverse pools of talent to make this happen. That is why we are looking for people like you. As an employee at Natural Resources Canada you can enjoy diverse employment opportunities, a range of career development programs, and a learning culture that supports you to learn on an ongoing basis. We support balancing your work and private life by offering the benefits of flexible work arrangements.

Intent of the process

A pool of fully or partially qualified candidates may be established through this process to staff with identical or similar positions within Natural Resources Canada with various tenures (determinate period or indeterminate), various language requirements, various security requirements, various conditions of employment and for various locations.

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 analytical environmental chemistry, or the employer-approved alternative for the SE classification. (See Note 1).

1. The employer-approved alternative for the SE classification is an acceptable master's or bachelor's degree coupled with acceptable research, training and experience. The degree must be from a recognized post-secondary institution and in scientific fields and specialties related to the duties of the position. The training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree calibre.

Productivity or recognition includes developmental work leading to the issue of patents, copyrights, or the creation of improved varieties, functions, or designs, and/or recognition by the professional community of the research environment. It also refers to recognized achievement in the form of authorship and editorship of published or unpublished reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from:
  • Research, experimental development, or tasking associated with operational equipment and problems;
  • Operational research and scientific analysis;
  • Planning, analysis and evaluation of Canadian and foreign programs in research and development.

EEx1: Experience in iodine and selenium speciation studies and volatilized iodine quantification.
EEx2: Experience in metals quantification by ICP-MS/MS and trace elements speciation by HPLC-ICP-MS.
EEx3: Experience in methods development for the analysis of Ra in environmental samples by ICP-MS/MS.
EEx4: Experience in metals and organochlorine compounds (PCDD/F, PCB) bioaccumulation studies in soil samples.
EEx5: Experience in working with a team of researchers and support staff.

Degree equivalency

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Second Language Writing Skills Self-Assessment
In order to help you decide if you should apply to a bilingual position, an optional self-assessment of your writing skills in your second official language is available for you to take before completing your application.

For more information, please consult:
Unsupervised Internet Test of Second Language Writing Skills

EK1: Knowledge of iodine and selenium speciation in environmental samples.
EK2: Knowledge of radium determination in environmental samples by ICP-MS/MS.
EK3: Knowledge of polychlorodibenzo-dioxins and -furans sample preparation and analysis.
EK4: Knowledge of radioprotection principles and methods used in controlled radioactive area.
EK5: Knowledge of workplace health and safety measures and procedures.

Abilities & Competencies
Ability to communicate in writing and orally

Personal Suitability
Interpersonal relationship
Values & Ethics

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

AK1: Knowledge of maintenance, operation, and interferences for different ICP systems.
AK2: Knowledge of health and safety procedures, including those related to radioactive materials.

Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups: Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women

Information on employment equity

** The operational requirements and the conditions of employment will vary depending on the position being staffed but may include: **
  • Willingness and ability to travel (within and/or outside Canada)
  • Willingness to work overtime
  • Willingness and ability to work in the field and in the laboratory.

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

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email. To that end, candidates must include a valid email address in their application. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that this address is functional and that it accepts messages from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). It is also the candidate’s responsibility to ensure accurate information is provided and updated as required.

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.

Candidates must meet the essential qualifications to be appointed to a position.

Candidates may be required to meet the other qualifications.
All information obtained throughout the selection process, from the time of application to close of process, may be used to evaluate the candidates.

Candidates must meet the conditions of employment and continue to meet these same conditions during their employment.


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.