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Research Technician - Entomology

Reference number: AGR24J-145595-000052
Selection process number: 23-AGR-MBSK-EA-STB-36858
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
Temporary, Full-time: Immediate Need - Permanent - Full Time
$77,169 to $97,013

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Closing date: 18 March 2024 - 23:59, Pacific Time

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

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Intent of the process

The immediate need is to fill one (1) indeterminate position in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

A pool of qualified or partially qualified candidates may be established and may be used to staff similar permanent or temporary positions with different language and security requirements in research centers across Canada

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your rรฉsumรฉ.

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

โ€ข Graduation with a degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in entomology or a related discipline (i.e., biological sciences, ecology).

Degree equivalency

โ€ข Experience providing technical support.
โ€ข Experience using taxonomic keys for insect identification.
โ€ข Experience establishing and maintaining healthy laboratory colonies of insects.
โ€ข Experience coordinating and conducting entomological research activities in a lab or field environment.
โ€ข Experience supervising staff.

โ€ข Knowledge of research in insect ecology and integrated pest management (including biological control).
โ€ข Knowledge of field entomology methods and equipment to assess changes in insect populations.
โ€ข Knowledge of methods to preserve insects for identification.

โ€ข Adaptability
โ€ข Leadership
โ€ข Planning and organizing
โ€ข Concern for safety
โ€ข Teamwork

โ€ข Ability to use scientific equipment and to apply and adapt scientific techniques and methodologies.
โ€ข Ability to prepare accurate data sheets.

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

โ€ข Graduation with a masterโ€™s degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in entomology or a related discipline (i.e., biology, ecology).

Degree equivalency

โ€ข Experience conducting research in stored product entomology.
โ€ข Experience in using molecular techniques (i.e., DNA barcoding), equipment and software to identify insect species.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

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

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

โ€ข Possession of a valid class 5, Manitoba driverโ€™s license, or other provincial/territorial equivalency.
โ€ข Ability and willingness to work outdoors under various weather conditions.
โ€ข Ability and willingness to occasionally work overtime including evenings and weekends.
โ€ข Ability and willingness to work with chemicals, pesticides, radiations, and other hazardous materials.
โ€ข Ability and willingness to control known allergies through the use of personal protective equipment and/or medication in a manner that does not impinge upon the duties to be performed.
โ€ข Ability and willingness to work in hot or cold environment in confined spaces (e.g., grain bins).
โ€ข Ability and willingness to perform physically demanding work activities, including moderate to heavy manual work such as moving objects up to 25 kg.

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


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

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Wendy Trenholm - Human Resources Advisor
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