Fisheries and Oceans Canada is seeking Research Assistant for Fish Parasite Research

Fisheries and Oceans Canada – Arctic Aquatic Research Division 
Winnipeg (Manitoba) 
$13.47 to $16.49 per hourFor further information on the organization, please visit Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Closing date: 23 April 2018 – 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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The challenge for the successful candidate will be to aid in research relating to species at risk. The assistant will collect Carmine Shiner in the field from rivers in Manitoba, analyse of parasites in Carmine Shiner, and conduct experiments on fish in the laboratory. Duties will include fish holding, conducting respirometric experiments, data analysis, and some general lab duties.

Work environment

On behalf of the Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is responsible for developing and implementing policies and programs in support of Canada’s scientific, ecological, social and economic interests in oceans and fresh waters.
DFO is a national and international leader in marine safety and in the management of oceans and freshwater resources. As a sustainable development department, DFO will integrate environment, economic and social perspectives to ensure Canada’s oceans and freshwater resources benefit this generation and those to come.

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)

Enrolment in a Bachelors program in a field of study related to Environmental Studies in an accredited institution for the duration of the position.

  • Maintaining your student status is a condition of employment. Once you have defended your thesis you are no longer eligible for the program.

Degree equivalency

Standard First Aid and CPR

Experience working on fish parasites.

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

English essential

Information on language requirements

Conditions of employment

Reliability Status security clearance – 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. Therefore, the student will be asked by the hiring organization to complete security-related documents.

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 targeted groups when you apply.

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Interviews may be conducted in Winnipeg, MB or remotely by telephone. Candidates from outside the Federal Public Service will be required to pay for their own travel expenses.

Reference checks may be sought.

An alternative format (such as Braille) of this notice and Statement of Merit Criteria are available upon request.

Candidates invited to attend an interview will be required to bring proof of their education credentials, in the form of a diploma or official transcript (original documents only).

Candidates with foreign credentials must provide proof of Canadian equivalency. Consult the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials for further information at

Candidates will be communicated with via e-mail. In your application, please include the e-mail address that you wish to use for communication purposes throughout this recruitment initiative. It is your responsibility to verify your e-mail account on a regular basis.

Persons with disabilities preventing them from applying on-line, are asked to contact us toll free at 1-800-645-5605 and press ‘0’ for assistance.

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Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.



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