New Job Research Scientist, Forest Soils And Climate Change In Newfoundland And Labrador

Research Scientist, Forest Soils and Climate Change
Research Scientist, Forest Soils and Climate Change

Research Scientist, Forest Soils and Climate Change

Company : Natural Resources Canada
Salary : $60,333–$155,950 a year
Location : Newfoundland and Labrador

Full Description

Natural Resources Canada - Atlantic Forestry Centre
Corner Brook (Newfoundland and Labrador)
SE-RES-01, SE-RES-02, SE-RES-03, SE-RES-04, SE-RES-05
$60,333 to $155,950

Closing date: 15 June 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

Natural Resources Canada is committed to establishing and maintaining a representative workforce. This organizational need may be identified as part of the appointment decision. In such cases, qualified candidates who self-declare as members of a visible minority group, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities or women (in non-traditional occupations) could be considered in priority.

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 a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position, such as, a specialization in climate science, ecology, forestry, soil science, or other related area, or the employer-approved alternative for the SE classification.

Note: 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.


  • A proven record of scientific publications in relevant peer-reviewed journals, published reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from operational research and scientific analysis.
  • Achievements in the form of local and national or international recognition of research or uptake of research by forest managers or other end users.

Degree equivalency


  • Experience planning, directing, and conducting scientific research in one or more research areas related to forest soil climate change, such as, forest carbon cycling, forest carbon sequestration, silviculture, GHG accounting, forest resilience, adaptation, social dimensions or land restoration.
  • Experience collaborating effectively with stakeholder groups to address key research questions on forest soils climate change.
  • Experience developing grant proposals and accounting for resources allocated.
  • Experience supervising scientific support staff, students or visiting researchers.
  • Experience communicating approaches and results of research to technical and non-technical audiences effectively through such things as presentations, stakeholder meetings, peer-reviewed scientific journals, books, reports or other media.

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



  • Experience working on multidisciplinary or large-scale projects.
  • Experience working with Indigenous Communities.
Operational Requirements:

  • Valid driver’s licence
  • Willing and able to travel within Canada (and abroad), including travel by car, rail and air.
  • Willing and able to work overtime as required and to adopt flexible work hours as per operational requirements.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements


  • Knowledge of climate change impacts on forests, forest soils and forest communities.
  • Knowledge of sustainable forest management practices and/or silviculture to address climate change issues, such as, disturbance regimes, productivity, composition, and soil carbon.
  • Knowledge of the methods, techniques and practices involved in conducting forestry climate change research, such as field, laboratory, greenhouse, or growth chamber experiments.
  • Knowledge of climate change related forestry strategies, policies, and models.

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing
  • Ability to engage with science teams including diverse stakeholder groups
  • Ability to formulate relevant research questions on forestry issues.
Personal Suitability:

  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Team player

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

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


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.