Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
The projected start date is October 30, 2023 with an end date of February 29, 2024 (or depending on the candidate's availability or needs). It is expected that the student will work 25 hours per week.
$26.72 to $34.59 per hour (Varies as per the 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 Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
Closing date: 6 October 2023 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply:
Persons residing in Canada, Canadian citizens and Permanent residents abroad.
To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria by the date of appointment:
- Be recognized as having full-time student status at an accredited Canadian post-secondary academic institution (this includes students with a disability deemed to have full-time status). Individuals pending approval of acceptance, or in the process of submitting applications are encouraged to apply as proof of enrollment will only be required prior to the start date.
- Be enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of the curriculum.
- Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.
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.
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).
Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. Applicants are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application.
Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required. Candidates who apply to this selection process should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email).
Phenotyping of traits associated with nitrogen use efficiency in Brassica napus which could include the following: conducting field trials, sampling and processing of plant and seed samples, development of protocols, statistical analysis and interpretation of data, writing of reports and manuscriptions, contribution to discussions on goals, objectives and methods of the larger research project on the topic.
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.
AAFC provides a dynamic, multi-disciplinary work environment with well-equipped plant breeding laboratories and facilities including greenhouse and phytotron facilities, field plot land and equipment, well-equipped laboratories for molecular marker-assisted selection, oilseed quality analysis and production of doubled haploids. The successful candidate will be involved in generating and analyzing data associated with genetic variation for nitrogen use efficiency traits in Brassica napus.
AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We have several networks dedicated to ensuring that the department continues to grow as an inclusive, accessible, respectful and diverse workplace. All employees are encouraged and welcomed to join the networks and participate in their activities and events.
- The Gender and Sexual Diversity Inclusiveness Network
- The Indigenous Network Circle
- The Managers' Community
- The Persons with Disabilities Network
- The Student Panel of Representatives for Orientation, Unity and Training
- The Visible Minorities Network
- The Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network
- The Young Professional's Network
Positions to be filled: 2
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
Currently enrolled or will be enrolled by the date of appointment in a PhD program at a recognized post-secondary institution in the following specializations: plant genetics and breeding.
Note: Must be currently recognized as having full-time student status in the academic institution in which you are presently enrolled, pending approval of acceptance or in the process of submitting your application. Proof of enrollment will be required prior to start date and must be returning to full-time studies for your next academic term.
The student must meet the eligibility criteria to enroll at the University of Saskatchewan.
Experience* in canola agronomy or plant breeding.
Experience* conducting canola nitrogen use efficiency experiments.
- In the context of student recruitment in the Federal Public Service, the experience can be acquired through the studies, work experience, or volunteer activities.
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of crop production and management.
Knowledge of plant genetics.
Knowledge of plant and crop physiology.
Knowledge of statistics and experimental design used in plant science research.
Ability to interpret and evaluate scientific research results .
Ability to present scientific results in presentation and scientific manuscripts.
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada recognizes that the diversity of its employee population contributes to its strength and integrity. We are committed to achieving employment equity and developing a highly capable workforce that is representative of Canadian Society. We encourage women (especially in non-traditional occupations), Indigenous peoples (Aboriginal peoples), persons with disabilities, and members of visible minority groups to apply and declare themselves as part of one or more of the Employment Equity groups as selection may be limited to candidates belonging to one or more of the groups.
Information on employment equity
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.
Possession of a valid, class 5 Saskatchewan driver’s license, or other provincial/territorial equivalency.
Known allergies must be controlled through the use of personal protective equipment and/or medication and must not impinge upon the duties to be performed.
With appropriate safety precautions in place:
Ability and willingness to work in laboratory, greenhouse, and/or field environments for extended periods at a time.
Ability and willingness to work outdoors under various weather conditions.
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.
Information on employment equity
Applications submitted by email will not be accepted. You must apply on-line through https://www.canada.ca/en/services/jobs/opportunities/government.html.
Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact the email referenced below under “Contact Information”.
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 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.