Entomology Research Assistant
Government of Canada
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Québec)
The work term will be from May 20, 2019 to August 23, 2019. The student is expected to work 37.5 hours per week.
$15.40 to $25.94 per hour (Varies as per level of education and experience)
For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit: Jobs.gc.ca

Closing date: 24 April 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria:

Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled. (Proof will be required)

Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.
Apply online

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

AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion and is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. We welcome all applicants and strongly encourage candidates to self-declare if they belong to an Employment Equity designated group (i.e. Aboriginal Peoples, Persons with Disabilities, Visible Minorities or Women).

  • Perform research activities in the lab and/or field
  • Contribute to the development of new techniques and methods
  • Contribute to the collection and analysis of data
Work environment
The Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Research and Development Centre helps the Canadian horticultural sector to remain competitive and sustainable by developing original knowledge, tools and know-how, primarily in the field of horticultural crop protection using a biovigilance and precision horticulture approach. The centre is very supportive of the departmental priority to “Develop new knowledge, foster innovation and increase the adoption and commercialization of agri-food and agro-industrial products, practices or processes.”

The centre has three research sub-stations at L’Acadie, Sainte-Clotilde and Frelighsburg, Quebec. These sites comprise a total of 245 hectares, characterized by clay and muck soils.

This offer of employment stems from a research project designed to improve the integrated pest management program for carrot weevil in the muck soils of southern Quebec. The goals are to develop new tools to screen for weevils, collect individual insects from different populations, monitor the evolution of the populations at different study sites and identify the main natural enemies of this pest.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide
Your résumé.

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)
Currently enrolled/or willing to enroll in a college, bachelor’s, master’s or PhD program at a recognized post-secondary educational institution in one of the following areas:
  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Agronomy
  • Bio-ecology
  • Any other related program
Degree equivalency


Experience conducting laboratory or field experiments

Experience collecting and analyzing samples

Note: 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)
French essential

Information on language requirements


Knowledge of insect identification

Knowledge of insect sampling


Thinking things through


Ability to perform dissections under a microscope

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 - Each student hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) must meet the security requirements of the position as a condition of employment, and therefore will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security-relevant documents.

Class 5 driver’s licence

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

Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through www.jobs.gc.ca.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-800-645-5605.

Candidates will be required to pay for their own travel related to assessment and successful candidates will be responsible for obtaining their own living accommodations.

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.

Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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