Physical Scientist
Health Canada
Ottawa (Ontario)
4d ago

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Your résumé.

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


  • Graduation with a degree from a recognized university, with acceptable specialization in physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics, environmental science, engineering or another science related to the position tasks.
  • Experience

  • Experience working in physical oceanography or other relevant environmental science.
  • Experience in using computer programming languages, such as, but not limited to, Java, Python, Fortran, Matlab, or R for scientific data management or scientific data analysis
  • Experience in analyzing scientific information for the development of reports, maps or other specialized presentations of data
  • Experience in scientific data management and query programming for the storage, analysis or access of scientific data.
  • The following will be applied / assessed at a later date (essential for the job)


  • Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of physical oceanography.
  • Knowledge of methods and procedures for processing of oceanographic data
  • Knowledge of the basic principles and methods of statistical analysis applicable to oceanography
  • Knowledge of oceanographic instrumentation.
  • Dependability
  • Effective Interpersonal Skills
  • The following may be applied / assessed at a later date (may be needed for the job)


  • Graduation with a Masters or Doctoral Degree from a recognized university, with acceptable specialization in physics, mathematics, engineering or some other science relevant to the position.
  • Experience

  • Experience in the operation of oceanographic instrumentation packages and computer-based data control systems as used aboard modern research vessels on missions for oceanographic data collection.
  • Experience in quality control and processing of oceanographic, meteorological, or other environmental data.
  • Experience in time series and spectral analysis of oceanographic data
  • Experience in scientific software development, computer programming, testing and debugging in support of data management
  • Experience in scientific data management, database design and access of scientific data types
  • Experience in the development and deployment of scientific data products for distribution to the public.
  • Experience on an oceanographic research expedition
  • Selection may be limited to members of the following Employment Equity groups : Aboriginal persons, visible minorities, women


  • Must be willing and able to travel nationally and internationally.
  • Conditions of employment

    Reliability Status security clearance

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