Project Officer (Permafrost and Geoscience)

Yukon University
Whitehorse, YT, Canada
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Statement of Qualifications

Job Description

At YukonU Research Centre we create and share knowledge that helps northerners understand the world around us. We are excited by opportunities to solve unique problems with partners from communities and territorial organizations. We are dedicated to supporting local research and innovation and increasing student research capacity, building a stronger, more resilient north, where we all thrive, together.

As the Project Officer, you will be part of the Permafrost & Geoscience research team and provide support to research activities and programs that will enhance YukonU’s research capacity and impact. The ideal candidate will have relevant post-secondary education with at least two years research experience, preferably in permafrost, geoscience, climate change, and/or natural or environmental sciences, although other disciplines may be considered. Familiarity with funding agency policies, processes, and procedures as well as research ethics considerations and compliance are required. Experience contributing to the preparation of research project proposals and coordinating research projects is essential. Strength in all forms of communication, including the ability to effectively communicate to both technical and lay audiences, is a mandatory skill for this role. Other skills that will support your success are the ability to understanding budgets and project logistics and reporting; ability to read and interpret documents related to terms of agreements, financial obligations, legal liability, etc.; proficiency in digital environments; knowledge of Yukon scientific and technical communities; strong analytical skills, the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of government and non-government organizations as well as experience working with First Nations.

A class 5 Drivers License is required for this role.

Candidates with an appropriate combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Quoting the employment opportunity number, please send your cover letter and resume to:

Human Resource Services
Yukon University, Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 5K4
Fax: 867 668 8896

Applicants should clearly outline all relevant qualifications since selection for interview will be based on applications submitted. A statement of qualifications, which outlines the selection standards, and a position description are available in PDF format for all Bargaining Unit positions, by following the links above.

Please be prepared to provide official transcripts upon request.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest, but advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.