Canada nationals: Junior Remote Sensing Scientist

Natural Resources Canada
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Successful applicants will participate in a multi-year study focused on the application of Earth Observation technologies and methodologies to support cumulative effects monitoring related to environmental impacts associated with responsible resource development and distribution. The research will focus on the application of remote sensing to support water management.

Water management requires information that can be difficult to obtain when dealing with large hydrographic networks. Remote sensing is a tool that can help obtain baseline information in large areas and in the acquisition of data complementary to traditional water management. The remotely sensed data can be useful in assessing cumulative effects of river changes on the land, and the effect of land change on river flow and quality.

We are looking for a student to help demonstrate the usefulness of new remote sensing technologies, such as drones or new and upcoming satellite missions, in water management and cumulative effects related to rivers. Our study is focused on the St. Lawrence River tributaries in the Estrie region of the province of Quebec.

The hired student should pursue opportunities to disseminate research findings through publications in scientific journals or conferences. Planning data acquisitions, pursuing field campaigns, and analysis of remote sensing imagery are all potential activities that can be included.

Work environment

The analysis and research work will be conducted at the successful candidate's respective university. Occasional visits to the Canada Centre for Mapping and Earth Observation in Ottawa may be required.

Intent of the process

Student will be hired through the Research Affiliate Program (RAP) with the purpose to accomplish research and complete a thesis or dissertation. Duration of the RAP will depend on academic level: • Masters Students (1- 2 years). • Doctorate Students (1-3 years). Extensions may be possible.

Positions to be filled: 1

Information you must provide

Your résumé.

A covering letter in 3,000 words (maximum) "A Letter of Interest including proposed research concept co-signed by proposed Academic Supervisor"

Contact information for 3 references.

A list of the courses you have taken as well as any courses that you are taking now, or that you will be taking this academic year

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


• Have successfully completed Bachelors Degree (for a Masters proposal) or Masters Degree (for a Ph.D. proposal) and have a strong background in geomatics, remote sensing or other related field, with an interest in environmental remote sensing.

• Must be registered in a graduate program at a Canadian University, or have a letter of support from a prospective graduate supervisor.

Degree equivalency

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

Prior research as documented with conference presentations or peer-reviewed publications.

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

Various language requirements

Information on language requirements

Abilities and Skills:

• Ability to program computer codes to facilitate data analysis
• Familiarity with a remote sensing or geomatics software package.
• Be able to demonstrate good writing and oral skills.

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.

Applications should include a Cover Letter (including proposed research concept), CV (including publications and conference attendance if any), and a copy of academic transcripts. Names and contact of references may be requested.


Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

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

Contact information

Alexandra Furino - Human Resources Specialist Advisor

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