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Medicine Hat, AB

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The Department of National Defence and Defence R&D Canada are presently recruiting Defence Scientists (DS) to work in the Tactical Vehicle Systems Section at Defence R&D Canada - Suffield (DRDC Suffield). This is a permanent full-time opportunity. A qualifying list will be established and may be used to staff similar temporary and/or permanent positions.
The position is located within the following governmental organization(s): Department of National Defence.

SALARY: $44,845 to $96,906 per annum.

The classification and salary of Defence Scientists are based on the current state of professional development of the individual.

LANGUAGE: English essential.


WHO CAN APPLY: Persons residing or employed in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Travel costs for the interview will be paid. For the successful candidate, negotiated relocation will be paid by DND.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: This is an opportunity for those who are committed to scientific excellence and are seeking to embark on a challenging career in defence research and development activities. This department values talented researchers with diverse backgrounds from all parts of Canada and abroard.

CHALLENGE: The succuessful individual will be part of a dynamic, interdisciplinary team who conducts fundamental and applied research related to unmanned vehicles in unstructured environments including perception of the environment local to the vehicles, vehicle guidance and control, control of the manipulators attached to the vehicle, multi-agent control, adaptive behaviour, and collective intelligence. Provides advice to the Canadian Forces on technical and operational aspects of unmanned vehicles and robotic systems. Provides technical guidance and supervision to technologists working on related projects.

EDUCATION: Graduation with an acceptable B.Sc., M.Sc, or PhD degree from a recognized university in Engineering, Physics or Computer Science with a specialization in a discipline related to robotics or autonomous vehicles.

It is mandatory that you FAX a copy of your last year's university transcripts to 403-544-3388 when you apply - please do not send originals.

EXPERIENCE: A successful candidate will have experience in one or more of the following:
• Machine vision related to, object recognition and scene understanding, robotic vehicle control and navigation, geometric world modeling and shape recognition, mechatronics, dynamic control of complex mechanisms, machine learning, planning or sensor fusion.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working on fielded systems and the development of algorithms in the Linux/C/C++ environment for implementation in embedded control and realtime control systems.

• In publishing technical reports (e.g. has published or is in the process of publishing).


• A Reliability/Security Level 2 (Secret) is required. (The manager will initiate the process for those who may be offered employment).

Please include a list of your publications.


CLOSING DATE: February 3, 2003

Candidates who meet the above criteria will also be assessed against the Statement of Qualifications for this position.

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Please note: If you are applying by fax or by regular mail, we would ask that you fill out form PSC 3391, "Application for Employment". If you are unable to obtain a copy of this form, you must clearly indicate your citizenship as well as the title and reference number of the position for which you are applying. Your resume must demonstrate that you meet all of the above mentioned requirements.

Candidates with foreign educational credentials are required to provide proof of Canadian equivalency. You may consult The Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials at for further information.

Please clearly indicate your citizenship. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. As the Public Service of Canada promotes Employment Equity, we also encourage candidates to voluntarily self-identify if they are an Aboriginal person, a member of a visible minority group or a person with a disability.

If you are interested in this permanent position, please forward your resumé clearly describing how you meet the above qualifications and quoting reference number DND82142NP76-I to:

Patty Doonan
Human Resource Advisor
Box 4000 Stn Main
Medicine Hat, AB
T1A 8K6 Canada or
Fax: (403) 544-3388

Your resume must demonstrate that you meet all of the above-mentioned requirements. Please clearly indicate your citizenship, times of
residence in Canada and quote reference number. We thank you for your interest and advise you that only those individuals selected for further
consideration will be contacted.

We are committed to employment equity.

Public Service Commission of Canada Government of Canada