PIPSC Research Officer – Women and Science (1 Year Term) - Competition 19/01 - Internal & External

Competition 19/01
Internal & External

The Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada, a national union representing some 61,000 professionals and scientists throughout Canada, requires a Research Officer for a one-year term at its National Office in Ottawa.

The Position:

The Research Officer’s work will focus on the areas of women and science and science policy. The Research Officer will: be part of a team of communications, mobilization and research staff; coordinate PIPSCs work on women and science; contribute to research related to government science policy and will work with members to advance projects and objectives related to women and science and government science policy more broadly.

The Team

Our work focuses on the public interest, something to which our members have committed their careers. PIPSC’s research team works on issues like tax fairness, government science policy, contracting out and many other issues important to public services. Our researchers support bargaining teams with top quality research and analysis. Our research is used in PIPSC collective bargaining, campaigns, communications products, strategic planning, education and government relations efforts.

As part of a team of researchers, communications experts, campaigners, negotiators and organizers you will work to advance our members rights, support our government relations efforts and contribute to multi-disciplinary teams.

What are we looking for?

A researcher with experience in areas such as science policy, women and science and gender analysis who can develop and apply this expertise in an action oriented environment. Experience in a public policy or research environment, and a strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods is required. A basic understanding of unions and human rights is necessary. Bilingualism is a definite asset.

Duties of the Position

  • Research policy issues and current affairs, particularly in the area of women and science and government science policy, affecting the Institute and its members and identify and recommend options for addressing issues. Evaluate the effectiveness of existing policies and programs.
  • Prepare policy briefs, analyses and presentations to inform, defend and substantiate Institute policy positions.
  • Develop supportive research to substantiate Public Relations/Communications/ Government Relations related to women and science and government science issues. Interact with governmental and parliamentary bodies and parties.
  • Support collective bargaining with research, pay analysis, and bargaining surveys.

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The Candidate:

The successful candidate will have completed a university degree or equivalent in industrial relations, public administration, economics, or a related discipline with three to five years’ experience in research, compensation, and labour relations issues, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The Salary: $71,779 to $89,724 (G5)

How to apply?

Send your CV and a Cover Letter to staffingofficer@pipsc.ca reference competition 19/01. The job will be open until filled.

Thank you for your interest in this position; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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