New Job Rap Bursary - Master: Application Of Artificial Intelligence To Geophysical Data In Quebec

RAP Bursary - Master: Application of artificial intelligence to geophysical data
RAP Bursary - Master: Application of artificial intelligence to geophysical data

RAP Bursary - Master: Application of artificial intelligence to geophysical data

Company : Natural Resources Canada
Salary : $21,000 a year
Location : Quebec

Full Description

Natural Resources Canada - Geological Survey of Canada - Lands and Minerals Sector
Québec (Québec)
This is a 2-year research assistant position.
The student will receive $21,000 per year, in three equal instalments.

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

    Geological Survey of Canada
    Video: The application process step by step!

Closing date: 6 July 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

To be considered for RAP opportunities:
1. you are a full-time student in a post-secondary institution. This includes students with physical or emotional disabilities deemed to have full-time status by their academic institution. Adult students registered in education and retraining programs at the secondary level may also be eligible for student employment programs.
2. you are enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of your curriculum
3. you meet the minimum age required in the province/territory of work

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The student will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on the application of artificial intelligence methods to geophysical problems as part of the Geological Survey of Canada's GeoNorth program.The student will be in charge of data preparation and labeling for the implementation of classical machine learning algorithms. The student will also apply variational autoencoder methods on the dataset to test generative models with autoencoder and decoder networks. The potential application of the approach to mineralized zones in northern Quebec will be assessed by the student. For this validation stage, geological characteristics and similarities between known mineralized sites will be studied to assess the capacity of the trained networks.

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.
Much of the work will take place in laboratories.

Intent of the process

The intention is to staff one student position for the completion of a Master: Application of artificial intelligence to geophysical data.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "Applicants must submit a short cover letter (500 mots maximum) describing their interest in this project and their relevant experience (either on the job or during their studies)."

Contact information for 2 references.

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

Essential Education:
  • The candidate must have a university degree (Bachelor's or equivalent), with a specialization in earth sciences, geophysics and/or artificial intelligence.

Degree equivalency

Essential Experience:
  • The candidate must have expertise in earth sciences;
  • The candidate must have expertise in programming.

In the context of student recruitment in the federal public service, experience/knowledge can be acquired through studies, work experience or volunteer activities.

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

  • Expertise in both earth sciences and certain artificial intelligence methods would be an important asset.

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

English or French

Information on language requirements

  • Motivation
  • Dynamism
  • Proactivity
  • Integrity

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

  • Ability to work effectively alone and as part of a team.

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

Information on employment equity

Conditions of employment

  • Reliability Status security clearance - NOTE: Each student hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment.
Therefore, the student will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security-related documents.

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

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the purpose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit:

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.

For this selection process, it is our intention to communicate with candidates via email. 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).

A written examination may be administered.
An interview may be administered.
Reference may be sought.

You must provide proof of your education credentials and a list of courses may be required.

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

You must indicate on your application if you require a technical aid for testing or an alternative method of assessment.

Candidates from outside the public service may be required to pay for travel and relocation costs associated with this selection process.


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

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