Research Assistant

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Sherbrooke, QC (il y a 30+ jours)

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch
Sherbrooke (Québec)
The projected start date is September 8, 2020 with an end date of September 2, 2022. It is expected that the student will work 20 hours per week.
$22.04 to $27.73 per hour (Varies according to education and experience level.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit:

Closing date: 17 August 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.
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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).

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).


The work will consist of planning and preparing data collections, carrying out field surveys and farm visits, processing and analyzing data and writing reports and scientific articles.

Work environment

This work is part of a research program analyzing alternative mixed-crop/mixed-livestock production systems. In particular, the internship is part of a socioeconomic analysis project. The intern will be based at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre (QC). The student will be supervised by a researcher and a research assistant..

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

The applicant must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university with a specialization in biology or agronomy
AND be currently enrolled or eligible to enroll in a master’s program with a specialization in agroecology at Université Laval.

Degree equivalency

Experience in using the Microsoft Office suite (including MS Outlook, MS Word and MS Excel)
Experience in data collection and analysis
Experience in farm business management

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

French essential

Information on language requirements

Knowledge of animal and plant sciences
Knowledge of accounting

Planning and Organization
Interactive Communication

Ability to work in a laboratory and to write a dissertation.
Ability to follow directions.

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.

Possession of a valid driver’s licence or personal mobility to the degree normally associated with a valid driver’s licence;
Ability and willingness to travel;
Ability and willingness to work in fields and in barns;
Ability and willingness to work with strong odours (manure, sludge, etc.);
Ability and willingness to work in contact with farm animals and in agricultural conditions that may cause allergic reactions (hay fever).
Known allergies must be controlled through the use of personal protective equipment and/or medication and must not impinge upon duties to be performed.

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

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.