Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
The projected start date is May 1, 2020 with an end date of August 31, 2020. It is expected that the student will work 13 to 15 hours per week.
$22.04 to $27.73 per hour (Master’s)
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
10 April 2020 - 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.
UPDATE: Please note that the selection process has been amended to extend the closing date to April 10, 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time.
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).
Operate lab-scale digester (should follow the protocol designed by the project team) to treat chicken/dairy manures.
Monitor the performance of the digesters in terms of methane production and quality, VFA and other significant analysis.
Trouble-shooting ability to recover the inhibitions during the process.
Interpretation of data and reporting to supervisor every fortnight.
Collaborating with nutrient recovery project team within this project structure.
Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre is specialized in innovative research primarily for the Canadian dairy and swine industries. Research is also conducted to reduce the greenhouse gas contribution associated with livestock production. The Centre is working towards developing an anaerobic fermentation system for animal waste. The key feature of this system is that it can function at low temperatures. It is a bilingual environment, however, the language exercised in the scientific tasks is in English.
Positions to be filled:
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Currently enrolled in a Master’s program in a recognize post-secondary academic institution with specialization in Environmental/ Civil Engineering or Applied Science
Experience working with wastewater treatment and/or energy recovery from organic wastes.
The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)
English or French
Information on language requirements
Knowledge of analyzing physio-chemical properties of wastewater and interpret data using the appropriate software.
Knowledge of operating lab-scale digesters.
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices.
Knowledge on design of integrated wastewater treatment systems
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
Ability and willingness to adhere to laboratory safety standards and procedures.
Ability and willingness to work overtime, if needed.
Ability and willingness to work with animal manures.
Ability and willingness to move or lift up to 20 kg.
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.
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 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.
We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.