Careers

Highly motivated and enthusiastic – if this describes you, the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) urges you to consider joining its team of professionals. Employees of the CCA embody its two principle values of excellence and teamwork and enjoy being members of a small, dynamic team working in a fast-paced, challenging, and highly informative environment. A competitive, comprehensive benefits package contributes to making the CCA an employer of choice.

Current Opportunities

The CCA is seeking the following professionals for immediate and future employment (application deadline is December 16):

PROJECT DIRECTOR (PDF)

To provide leadership in the conduct of assessments and other research-based projects, reporting to the Director of Assessments. 

Responsibilities

  • Direct conduct of projects and development of reports
  • Establish and manage expert panels
  • Lead and mentor research teams

Required: Graduate degree and 10-15 years relevant experience (including leading research projects).

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (PDF)

To carry out research, analysis, writing, and project management in support of assessments, reporting to Project Directors.
Responsibilities

  • Conduct research and analysis on various topics
  • Lead content development and writing of reports
  • Provide project management support

Required: Graduate degree, 3 years relevant experience (including conducting and synthesizing research), and strong writing skills.

PROJECT COORDINATOR (PDF)

To support Project Directors in developing project plans and budgets, and establishing expert panels.
 Responsibilities

  • Provide logistical/administrative support
  • Coordinate all expert panel meetings
  • Support publication and distribution of reports

Required: Undergraduate degree, experience in coordination of research projects and event organization, and ability to work on a team.

Please email your resume to careers@scienceadvice.ca, along with a cover letter that highlights in 500 words or less:

  • Your interest in the CCA and in science policy more generally
  • Your relevant experience and background for the position
  • How the position fits with your long term career goals. 

Application deadline: December 16, 2016.


Internship Program

     
CCA interns 2012-2013

About the Program

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) is now accepting applications for its Graduate Internship Program winter 2017 session.

The CCA provides graduate students at all levels, as well as post-doctoral fellows, with an opportunity to gain relevant experience in the area of science and technology policy through its internship program. The program exposes successful applicants to the interface of the scientific enterprise and society, helping interns to determine if they have the passion for the work involved. It also provides exposure to a network of contacts beyond academia that will serve them well into the future.

The six-month program is a full-time commitment, with a winter and a summer session beginning January 3rd and July 4th, respectively. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 7th for the winter session, and May 8th for the summer session. Applications and letters of reference should be addressed to Joe Rowsell at internship@scienceadvice.ca

I had a fantastic internship experience conducting research with the CCA's team as well as working with national/international experts on key science policy issues relevant to Canada. I never really knew what “science policy" was until this internship. I was given ownership of my work and access to professional development opportunities. Aside from that, it was a fun place to work with great colleagues. The people I met and skills I developed helped me land my current position with the U.K. Science & Innovation Network with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.
-Aatif Baskanderi, Science, Innovation and Energy Officer at British Consulate-General, Calgary (AB)

 

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