National Microbiology Laboratory - Research Affiliate Program
Selection process number: 21-AHS-NMLB-RAP
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To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria (https://www.canada.ca/en/public-service-commission/jobs/services/recruitment/students/research-affiliate-program/eligibility.html):
1. Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled, pending approval of acceptance, or in the process of submitting your application (Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start date).
2. Be the minimum age to work in the province where the job is located.
3. Be enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of your curriculum.
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 (NML) provides scientific expertise and laboratory capacity for infectious disease monitoring, detection, investigation and outbreak response to support national and international public health action. Our laboratories lead the development and application of cutting edge tools to support innovation in infectious disease diagnostics, lab-based surveillance and applied and basic research on a range of pathogens with public health significance. We are seeking highly motivated students to engage in research across a variety of disciplines
Intent of the process
The anticipated start date is January 2022 with an expected commitment of 20 hours per week.
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.
Conditions of employment
Conditions of Employment:
Secret/Reliability 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.
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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.
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.
For further information on the Research Affiliate Program please visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/publicservicecommission/jobs/services/recruitment/students/research-affiliate-program.html.
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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.
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