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Reference number: DND08J-008969-000221

Number of Jobs Being Offered: Varies

Organization: Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC)

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Ongoing/Year Round

Job Description: Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) seeks motivated students with backgrounds in technology, science or engineering interested in full and part-time employment as research technologists.
Under guidance, the Defence Research Technologist provides technical support to DRDC's research teams by preparing equipment for experimental or investigative studies and collecting and processing data. Responsibilities include constructing experimental setups, conducting prescribed tests and monitoring experiments, calculating and recording results, operating and maintaining laboratory equipment.
Successful candidates will have strong academic credentials, good mechanical skills and a working knowledge of laboratory equipment, aptitude for careful hands-on work, excellent organizational and technical writing skills.
DRDC operates seven research centres across Canada, each with a unique combination of expertise and facilities to carry-out world class research and development. Successful candidates will provide support to a team of highly qualified scientists, engineers and technologists in a challenging and stimulating research environment at one of these facilities. Please visit the DRDC Web Site to learn about the research conducted at each location.
DRDC provides leading edge science and technology (S&T) to the Canadian Forces and plays a leadership role in S&T both nationally and internationally. It is committed to providing students in the Defence Research Technologist program with a rewarding, career-related work experience.

Work location:

Defence R&D Canada has research centres near Halifax, Quebec City, Ottawa, Toronto, Medicine Hat and Victoria. The Defense Research Technologist program provides students the potential to work in any of these locations.

Hourly rates of pay: To be determined based on Treasury Board Secretariat student rates of pay

Duration of employment: Assignments may be available at any time during the year on a full-time or part-time basis. The length of the assignment will vary depending on the particular requirements of the respective DRDC research centres.

Academic Level: Various


  1. Aeronautical Engineering
  2. Anthropology
  3. Biochemistry
  4. Biology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Chemical Engineering
  7. Chemistry
  8. Computer Engineering
  9. Computer Science
  10. Electrical and Electrotechnical Engineering
  11. Engineering Physics/Physics Engineering
  12. Immunology
  13. Kinesiology
  14. Material Engineering
  15. Mathematics
  16. Mechanical Engineering
  17. Metallurgical Engineering
  18. Microbiology
  19. Molecular Biology
  20. Operational Research
  21. Pharmacology
  22. Physics and applied physics
  23. Physiology
  24. Psychology
  25. Sociology
  26. Statistics
  27. Toxicology


Various; including:

- ability to assemble, calibrate and troubleshoot instruments and testing equipment

- ability to perform laboratory tests

- ability to understand and follow safety protocols

- ability to maintain technical logs

- ability to provide technical advice

- ability to collect and organize data; including filing, records keeping, and data archiving

- ability to analyze and evaluate data

- ability to communicate both orally and in writing

Thoroughness, Initiative, Dependability, Teamwork, Judgment

Language Requirement:

English or French essential

Information to be provided:
You must provide the following information when submitting your application:

Additional Information and Conditions of Employment:

Important messages

Successful completion of both an FSWEP work assignment and your educational program may lead to temporary or permanent federal public service positions for which you meet the merit criteria and conditions of employment.

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

Questions regarding travel and relocation.

The Public Service of Canada is committed to building a skilled, diverse workforce reflective of Canadian society. As a result, it promotes employment equity and encourages candidates to indicate voluntarily on their application if they are a woman, an Aboriginal person, a person with a disability or a member of a visible minority group.

The Public Service of Canada is also committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted in relation to a job opportunity or testing, you should advise the Public Service Commission or the departmental official in a timely fashion of the accommodation measures which must be taken to enable you to be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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