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Health Canada is looking for a Research Scientist

Health Canada - Health Products and Food Branch - Biologic and Radiopharmaceutical Drugs Directorate 
Ottawa (Ontario)   Deadline to apply is July 20th

Reference number: SHC20J-016831-000789
Selection process number: 20-NHW-HPFB-EA-NCR-292923

SE-RES-01, SE-RES-02, SE-RES-03, SE-RES-04, SE-RES-05
$58,563 to $151,374
Closing date: 20 July 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.
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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

There are four (4) streams for this process. Please identify clearly for which stream(s) you are submitting an application:

STREAM 1: Advanced Cell and Gene Therapy Products
STREAM 2: Cellular Immunology or Cellular Oncology with applied Mass Spectrometry
STREAM 3: Separation Science
STREAM 4: Protein Nuclear Magnetic
Senior RES and Postdoc/Junior RES pool

Candidates must clearly demonstrate, with concrete examples, IN THE SCREENING QUESTIONS, how they meet the education and experience factors listed in the essential qualifications and applicable asset qualifications. We may use resumes as a secondary source to validate the answers to the screening questions. Candidates who fail to provide sufficient information may be eliminated from further consideration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RESPONSES TO THE SCREENING QUESTIONS WILL EVALUATE YOUR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN WRITING.

 

Intent of the process

The immediate intent of this process is to staff 4 Indeterminate position(s) with various linguistic profiles. Applicants should be aware that this selection process may be used to staff similar positions across Health Canada. As a result of the potential and possible use of the selection process and subsequent pool by hiring managers, we encourage all employees seeking this type of position/workstream to apply.
Positions to be filled: 4

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

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

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION Streams 1, 2, and 3

Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position with at least (2) two years postdoctoral training with specialization in at minimum one (1) of the following:
Analytical Biochemistry, Applied Mass Spectrometry, Gene therapy,
Gene Editing, Cancer Immunotherapies, Molecular Immunology, OR
Cellular Immunology.

Abilities / Skills
Productivity or recognition is required for all positions in the Research Scientist sub-group (SE-RES) (Revised October 1, 1999).
Productivity or recognition includes developmental work leading to the issue of patents, copyrights, or the creation of improved varieties, functions, or designs, and/or recognition by the professional community of the research environment. It also refers to recognized achievement in the form of authorship and editorship of published or unpublished reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from:
•Research, experimental development, or tasking associated with operational equipment and problems;
•Operational research and scientific analysis;
•Planning, analysis and evaluation of Canadian and foreign programs in research and development.

Essential EDUCATION Stream 4

Graduation with an acceptable doctoral degree from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of the natural sciences related to the duties of the position.

Abilities / Skills
Productivity or recognition is required for all positions in the Research Scientist sub-group (SE-RES) (Revised October 1, 1999).
Productivity or recognition includes developmental work leading to the issue of patents, copyrights, or the creation of improved varieties, functions, or designs, and/or recognition by the professional community of the research environment. It also refers to recognized achievement in the form of authorship and editorship of published or unpublished reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from:
•Research, experimental development, or tasking associated with operational equipment and problems;
•Operational research and scientific analysis;
•Planning, analysis and evaluation of Canadian and foreign programs in research and development.

Degree equivalency

EXPERIENCE ALL STREAMS

Experience in preparing comprehensive proposals for research funding
Scientific research experience as evidenced through productivity and recognized achievement

STREAM 1
Experience in collecting, interpreting and publishing complex scientific data related to research in advanced cell and gene therapy products based on gene editing strategies.

STREAM 2
Experience in collecting, interpreting and publishing complex scientific data related to research in mass spectrometry applied to cellular immunology or cellular oncology.

STREAM 3
Experience in collecting, interpreting and publishing complex scientific data related to research in protein chemistry using high performance liquid chromatography and Capillary electrophoresis.

STREAM 4
Experience in collecting, interpreting and publishing complex scientific data related to research in structural biology using high resolution Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy.

If you possess any of the following, your application must also clearly explain how you meet it (other qualifications)

ASSET EDUCATION Stream 4

Two years postdoctoral training with specialization in Structural Biology

Degree equivalency

ASSET EXPERIENCE:

STREAMS 1, 2, 3 & 4:

- Experience in conducting research in a regulatory context

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

Various language requirements
English Essential
Bilingual Imperative BBB/BBB
Bilingual Imperative CBC/CBC

Information on language requirements

KNOWLEDGE ALL STREAMS:
Knowledge of principles of project management.
Knowledge of principles of experimental design and statistical methods of data analysis.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE STREAM 1
**Expert scientific knowledge related to current research in advanced cell and gene therapy such as gene editing technologies applied to cellular systems related to cancer, genetic diseases, and/or infectious diseases.
**Expert scientific knowledge of current gene editing research technologies in the area of gene and cellular therapy.

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE STREAM 2
**Expert scientific knowledge related to current research in cellular-immunology or cellular-oncology such as molecular mechanisms in immune responses (to biotherapeutics) and methods to monitor adverse side effects (to biotherapeutics).
**Expert scientific knowledge of current Mass Spectrometry research methods in the area of cellular immunology or oncology including extensive knowledge of quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics methods, techniques and tools for biomarker and proteomic analysis of immunological relevance

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE STREAM 3
**Expert knowledge related to current research in separation sciences of biomolecules, such as protein chemistry and analytical chemistry
**Expert knowledge of current research methods in the area of separation sciences of biomolecules including extensive knowledge of high performance liquid chromatography and capillary electrophoresis

EXPERT KNOWLEDGE STREAM 4
**Expert knowledge related to current research in structural biology, such as protein
structure determination and dynamics.
**Expert knowledge of current research methods in the area of structural biology of biomolecules including extensive knowledge of high resolution nuclear magnetic resonance.

**Expert knowledge is defined as the level of knowledge gained through planning, completion and publication of scientific research in a doctoral or post-doctoral setting.

ABILITIES ALL STREAMS

Ability to effectively plan and conduct research studies
Ability to develop and maintain scientific collaborations within and outside of home organization
Ability to manage the operations of a research laboratory, including personnel and financial management
Ability to communicate effectively orally
Ability to communicate effectively in writing

Personal Suitabilities ALL STREAMS

Effective interpersonal relationships
Adaptability
Dependability
Integrity
Respectful of diversity
Good judgement

Conditions of Employment
Security and Reliability:
Reliability Status security clearance

The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)

ASSET Knowledge

ALL STREAMS:

- Knowledge of regulatory policy as applied to human therapeutics

Operational Requirements:

ALL STREAMS:
Willingness and ability for occasional national and international travel

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

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.

Candidates will not be solicited for incomplete or possibly missing information.

For this process, emails are the most efficient way to communicate with you. Candidates who apply to this selection process must include an email address that accepts email from unknown users (some email systems block these types of email). If you do not wish to receive results by email or if you change your email address during the process, it is your responsibility to inform us

Please note that candidates are responsible for submitting their application by the closing date in order to be considered. No applications will be accepted once the deadline has passed.

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: The PSRS system will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity which may result in your inability to save your work or loss of data. It is recommended that you draft ALL RESPONSES in another document on your PC which may be saved (e.g. in MS Word or WordPerfect) and copy/paste into the PSRS system when completed. HEALTH CANADA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SYSTEM PROBLEMS WHICH MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF DATA AND/OR INCOMPLETE OR NON SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS.

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THE PSRS SYSTEM. Do not e-mail, fax, or mail in hard copy documents.

Please note that volume management strategies, such as random selection, top-down approach, invoking any asset(s) and/or cut-off scores, MAY be used at any point in the staffing process for the purpose of managing volumes of applications/candidates.

Preference

Preference will be given to veterans and to Canadian citizens, in that order, with the exception of a job located in Nunavut, where Nunavut Inuit will be appointed first.

Information on the preference to veterans

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

Contact information

Lindy Tunstall - A/Team Lead - Staffing
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  • 08/07/2020

 

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