National Microbiology Laboratory Branch - Research Affiliate Program - Research Affiliate Program
Selection process number: 23-AHS-NMLB-RAP
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When you apply to this selection process, you are not applying for a specific job, but to an inventory for future vacancies. As positions become available, applicants who meet the qualifications may be contacted for further assessment.
Under supervision, the candidate will conduct research to advance public health and knowledge of infectious diseases and contribute to the development of manuscript(s) for peer reviewed publication.
Specific duties will depend on location and area of research.
The Public Health Agency of Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory Branch (NMLB) provides scientific expertise and laboratory capacity for infectious disease monitoring, detection, investigation and outbreak response to support national and international public health action. NMLB strives to be the employer of choice for Canadian and international scientific and non-scientific staff. Our employees contribute leadership, ingenuity, expertise and innovation to safeguard the health of Canadians and the global community
Intent of the process
This process is intended to create and maintain an inventory of eligible Research Affiliate Program (RAP) candidates to fill a variety of positions across the National Microbiology Laboratory Branch (NMLB).
Positions to be filled: Number to be determined
Information you must provide
A covering letter "Please explain why you are interested in the Research Affiliate Program with the NML and describe your particular area of research interests."
Contact information for 2 references.
A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Enrolled in post-secondary education full time or in an academic program that requires research in the curriculum.
Experience in performing or researching methodologies in one or more of the following biological disciplines; microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology), cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics (depending on the needs of the position).
*In the context of student recruitment in the Federal Public Service, the experience can be acquired through the studies, work experience, or volunteer activities.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
Various language requirements
Knowledge of theories, current principles, techniques and procedures used in one or more of the following areas, dependent on the needs of the position being filled; microbiology (virology, bacteriology, mycology, parasitology), cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, structural biology, genomics, proteomics, or bioinformatics.
Demonstrating integrity and respect
Thinking things through
Working effectively with others
Showing initiative and being action-oriented
Ability to perform lab work with minimal supervision.
Ability to write and communicate results effectively to diverse audiences.
The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)
Ability and willingness to travel to conferences and training courses.
Ability and willingness to work flexible hours.
Ability and willingness to work with hazardous materials.
Conditions of employment
Condition(s) of employment :
Secret or Reliability security clearance (depending on the position)
Medical clearance (depending on the position)
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.
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.
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▪ Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language(s) of their choice.
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PreferencePreference 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.
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