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Career Opportunities

December 15, 2016
Research Scientist – Animal Parasitology

Employer: Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Location: CFIA Saskatoon Laboratory
Closing Date: March 15, 2017

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Job Description

Position - Research Scientist – Animal Parasitology
Location - CFIA Saskatoon Laboratory
Salary - $82,688 to $135,927

Employer Profile
At the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the safety of Canada's food supply is central to everything we do. That's why the CFIA works from the farm gate to the consumer's plate to protect public health. We safeguard not just the food supply, but also the plants and animals upon which safe and high-quality food depends.

Job Description / Duties
Reporting to the Director of the Saskatoon Laboratory, the research scientist ensures that the Centre for Food-Borne and Animal Parasitology (CFAP) at the Saskatoon Laboratory has a sound scientific base in veterinary parasitology to support strategic and effective policies, regulations and programs to anticipate and meet the future needs and challenges of the CFIA in parasitology. CFAP is an OIE Reference Laboratory for Trichinellosis and an OIE Collaborating Centre for Food-Borne Zoonotic Parasites. The successful research scientist will lead an integrated team of researchers to understand and control federally regulated parasitology issues.

Qualifications / Required Skills

  • Graduation with a doctoral degree* in Veterinary medicine from a recognized post-secondary institution with a specialization in parasitology or a related discipline. The research, training and experience must clearly demonstrate the ability to do personal research of doctoral degree caliber.
  • Recent** experience guiding and coordinating long-term financial and collaborative requirements of a research team conducting research projects on Trichinella and other parasites of zoonotic animal health significance.
  • Experience aligning organizational research priorities with emerging national research needs and focusing energies / talents of multidisciplinary teams toward reaching organizational and client goals.
  • Experience fostering, mentoring and guiding the long-term and continuous learning and development of others (e.g. staff, students, colleagues, peers).
  • Experience in supervising staff including setting goals and assessing performance.
  • Experience communicating complex research developments and results to diverse audiences, including the general public.
  • Experience coordinating advice on issues related to food-borne and veterinary parasitology in a regulatory setting and providing authoritative, broad-based advice on the subject.
  • Experience managing the quality system of a reference laboratory in accordance with ISO17025.

* Doctoral degree only includes PhD and excludes DVM and MD.
** Recent experience is defined as at least two years of experience within the past five years.

Application Instructions

How to apply
Please submit your candidacy via the following link: 

For more Information 
Marc Sabourin, Saskatoon Laboratory Director 

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