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Research Scientist Inventory

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Hiring Organization  Health Canada
Post Name  Research Scientist Inventory
Qualification  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, or the employer-approved alternative for the SE classification.
Industry  Government
Employment Type  Full Time
Work Hours  8 Hours
Salary  CAD 60333 To CAD 155950 Per Year
 Location   Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0K9

The Environmental Health Science and Research Bureau (EHRSB) is looking for new talent to conduct environmental health research and generate scientific evidence to advance regulatory policy and decision-making through the following:

  • Mechanistic research to understand the molecular and biochemical origins of substance-induced toxicity;
  • Establishment of state-of-the-art molecular toxicology methods and techniques, and approaches that enable a holistic understanding of the toxicity and disease processes;
  • Application of statistical, mathematical, and computational models to identify chemicals responsible for toxicity, the levels of exposure at which the toxicity is manifested;
  • Development of strategies and models that allow prediction of toxicity induced by substances;
  • Establishment of analytical methods for biomonitoring human exposure to substances in the environment; and,
  • Establishment of methodologies to quantify human exposure to substances in the environment
  • Conduct epidemiological research to quantify the effects of environmental contaminant exposure on population health

Scientific Researchers (SE-RES) salary levels are incumbent-based. Therefore, the level of the position will be determined by the qualifications/ accomplishments of the successful candidate. Candidates must meet the following criteria:


Education

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, or the employer-approved alternative for the SE classification.

Note 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 caliber.

NOTE: If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof that your foreign credentials are comparable to Canadian Standards when applying for a job in the public service.

The public service recognizes Foreign Educational Credentials as long as they are deemed comparable to Canadian standards, through a recognized credential assessment service.

Please Please consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at http://www.cicic.ca and see the link below for more information on degree equivalency.


Experience

Experience in a field of relevance to EHSRB’s four divisions: hazard identification, mechanistic studies, human population studies, and exposure and biomonitoring, to conduct government research to support any of the following:

  • Mechanistic research to understand the molecular and biochemical origins of substance-induced toxicity.
  • Establishment of state-of-the-art molecular toxicology methods and techniques, and approaches that enable a holistic understanding of the toxicity and disease processes.
  • Application of statistical, mathematical, and computational models to identify chemicals responsible for toxicity, and the levels of exposure at which the toxicity is manifested.
  • Development of strategies and models that allow prediction of toxicity induced by substances.
  • Establishment of analytical methods for detecting potentially harmful substances in the environment and/or biomonitoring human exposure to these substances.
  • Establishment of methodologies to quantify human exposure to substances in the environment.
  • Conduct epidemiological research to quantify the effects of environmental contaminant exposure on population health

Experience in one or more of the following areas: Advanced Biostatistics, Analytical Chemistry, Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomonitoring, Biostatistics, Computational Toxicology, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Food Science,

Genomics, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Oncogene, Organic Chemistry, Pathology, Physical Chemistry, Physiology, Proteomics, Public Health, Statistics, Surveillance and Monitoring, and Toxicology, are other areas relevant to the position

Experience using one or more of the following tools/equipment:

  • Use of statistical software packages for analyzing data (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS, etc)
  • Programming, networking, or managing data in a relational database, including deploying and migrating applications in virtual environments.
  • Modeling (e.g., population-based exposures; In silico toxicology; genomic, proteomic, or biochemical pathways; atmospheric and particulate chemistry; geospatial exposure)
  • Advanced toxicology laboratory techniques (biochemistry, genomics, proteomics, etc).
  • Advanced analytical chemistry laboratory techniques (e.g., HPLC, ICP mass spectroscopy, nanotechnology, etc).
  • Laboratory certification for chemical, biological or radiological agents and hazards.
  • Other evolving or emerging scientific equipment/instrumentation/tools (please specify).

Additional experience criteria may be added based on the position being staffed.

Abilities / Skills

Productivity or recognition is required for all positions in the Research Scientist sub-group (SE-RES) (Revised October 1, 1999) 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.

Additional ability criteria may be added based on the position being staffed.

Competencies

If participants have been selected from this inventory they will be expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Communications skillsets with technical and scientific peers
  • Achieve Results
  • Managerial and Leadership Skills
  • Working with Partners and stakeholders
  • Capable of understanding and leading change and Innovation
  • Strategic and visionary
  • Communications skillsets with a wider audience
  • Respectful of diversity

Additional competencies may be added based on the position being staffed.

Personal Suitability

If participants have been selected from this inventory they will be expected to demonstrate the following personal suitabilities:

  • Team player;
  • Flexibility and dependability;
  • Integrity and Sound judgment

Additional criteria may be added based on the position being staffed

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