Research Assistant, Glyphosate, Plants, Pollinator - [L92]

Research Assistant, Glyphosate, Plants, Pollinator - [L92]

12 Aug
Natural Resources Canada.

12 Aug

Natural Resources Canada.


Fredericton, NB

$15,000 a year

Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
Student will receive $15,000 per year, payable in equal installments, three times a year.

For further information on the organization, please visit Natural Resources Canada

Closing date: 14 August 2019 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Students enrolled at the University of New Brunswick as a Masters student in the Biology Department.

To be considered for RAP opportunities, students must:

1.Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which they are presently enrolled OR be a part-time student who is recognized by their academic institution as a having a disability;
2.Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located; and
3.Be enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of their curriculum.

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Assessment accommodation


We are seeking an MSc student interested in ecology or ecotoxicology to join a growing, intellectually challenging, and collaborative research group. The student will work on a project investigating the persistence of herbicides in vegetation used by First Nations and the effects of the herbicide on pollinator communities. The position is based in Dr. Amy Parachnowitsch’s lab at the University of New Brunswick and Dr. Chris Edge’s lab at Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service starting in September 2019. The project provides an opportunity to conduct empirical research that can be directly translated to policy advice through a collaboration between First Nations, two levels of government, and academia.

The prospective student will work with a First Nation community to achieve two goals; 1) determine the persistence of a glyphosate-based herbicide in vegetation used as traditional foods and medicine, and 2) evaluate the effects of the herbicide on pollinator communities.

Intent of the process

This is a student position of 15 hours per week for a 1 year and 2 sessions period (September 2019 to April 2021).

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 5,000 words (maximum) "NOTE: In 1-2 pages, you must provide concrete and detailed examples to clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience requirements listed in the essential qualifications and detail past research and interest in the project."

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

Undergraduate degree in Ecology, Biology, Forestry, or equivalent.

Degree equivalency

Experience conducting vegetation surveys.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Ability to work as a team member within a diverse and collaborative research group.

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance

Willing and able to undertake field research.
Willing and able to travel for field work.
Valid drivers license.

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

You must provide proof of your education credentials.

Persons are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice.

A random and/or top down selection of candidates may be used in the determination of those to be given further consideration in the assessment process.

The hiring organization will accept applications on-line only. All job applications must therefore be submitted through the Public Service Resourcing System. To submit an application on-line, please select the button “Apply Online” below. Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line are asked to contact 1-(phone hidden).

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest in our position(s). For the pur pose of this staffing process, only candidates selected for further assessment will be contacted.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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

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