The Canadian government is looking for a chief science advisor to report to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.
The government says that the advisor will be integral to promoting “transparent communication of science and evidence-based policy-making,” according to the posting.
The chief science advisor is meant to provide an objective perspective on how scientific information is used by the government. They will also ensure that government science is accessible to the public, that scientists can speak freely about their work, and that scientific analyses are considered during the government’s decision-making process. The job emphasizes providing advice on federal scientific research and activities.
The advisor should have a doctoral degree in natural sciences, mathematics, engineering sciences, health sciences or social sciences; experience participating in scientific advisory bodies established by government; and experience as a scientific research practitioner and peer reviewer.
Applications are due by January 27.