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Separation Chemistry Master Student - Research Affiliate Program

Reference number: RSN23J-101895-000088
Selection process number: 2023-RSN-RAP-LMS-583634
Natural Resources Canada - CanmetMINING
Ottawa (Ontario)
This graduate student position is from fall 2023 to fall 2025.
Bursary - MSc Students receive $19,000 per year, payable in equal installments three times a year.

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

Closing date: 26 May 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter "1,000 words (maximum). You must meet all essential qualifications in order to be appointed to the position. Other qualifications may be a deciding factor in choosing the person to be appointed. Some essential and other qualifications will be assessed through your application. It is your responsibility to provide appropriate examples that illustrate how you meet each qualification. Failing to do so could result in your application being rejected."


You are eligible for this program if you meet these 3 requirements:

•You are a full-time student in a post-secondary institution
•You are enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of your curriculum
•You meet the minimum age required in the province/territory of work

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. See our site for additional details.

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

Successful completion of a Bachelor Program in a recognized post-secondary Canadian academic institution with specialization in Analytical Chemistry.

Degree equivalency

Experience in separation of metals by ion exchange resins.
Experience in sample preparation and metals analysis using ICP-MS.
Experience in maintaining quality control to ensure sample integrity.

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

English or French

Information on language requirements

Experience in extraction and analytical method for actinides analysis.
Experience using digestion protocols for inorganic chemical analysis.
Experience working within research teams.

Knowledge of radioprotection method
Knowledge of metals separation method by ion exchange.
Knowledge of Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) analytical techniques.

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

A telephone interview may be required.

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.

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 for screening and assessment purposes. This will include communication of screening results and invitations to written tests and interviews. 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.

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.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


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.

Contact information

Leslie Falzone, Human Resources Specialist Advisor, Staffing Operations Nicolas Reynier, Section Head
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