Canadian Forest Service: Fire Research Scientist 
(Application deadline: 27 May 2002)

Canadian Forest Service

Fire Research Scientist

Research Scientist Category SE-RES 1 to 5

(Application deadline: 27 May2002)

We are seeking a forest fire scientist to join the fire research programat the Northern Forestry Centre of the Canadian Forestry Service(<>). The successful candidate will contributeto existing studies and develop their own research program.

They will have discipline-based knowledge and experience in forest firescience and the ability to use this expertise to address one or more of thefollowing sustainable forest management issues:

  • intensive forest management and/or enhanced timber production
  • climate change impacts and adaptations
  • biodiversity, or
  • the socio-economic aspects of ecosystem management.

An eligibility list will be established, which may be used to fillsimilar positions. The starting date for the position is on or after 1 October2002. Priority is given to Canadian citizens. This is an indeterminate (i.e.,permanent) position with the Canadian Public Service.

Minimum of a Ph.D. degree in the physical or natural sciences.
Students expecting to complete a Ph.D. degree by 31 December 2002 are eligible.

English essential


  • Experience in forest fire research, normally acquired through practical research experience or academic studies
  • Experience developing and executing a field, laboratory, or modeling research program related to forest fire research
  • Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals


  • Broad knowledge of issues and processes relating to forests and forest fires in Canada
  • In-depth knowledge of a key fire discipline; especially fire behaviour, landscape dynamics of fire, climate change impacts and adaptations related to fire, or socio‑economic aspects of fire.


  • Ability to prepare research proposals and write scientific, technical and interpretative papers and reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and written to scientists, managers, industrial and government partners, and the general public.
  • Ability to supervise research personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct original research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a research team and with industry and government agencies.

Personal Suitability:

  • Must be prepared to work in a team environment and manage assignments and duties related to several research activities.
  • Must have initiative and be able to adapt to changing research priorities and working environments.

Note: This position will be advertised on the PublicService of Canada web page:

Applications must follow the outlined procedure. Closing date is May 27,2002.

For further technical information, contact:

Brian Amiro
Canadian Forest Service
Northern Forestry Centre
Edmonton, Alberta


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