Qualifications and other requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree from a recognized post-secondary institution with specialization in:
    1. mathematics, statistics or operational research or
    2. one of the physical, life or social sciences, combined with an acceptable number of courses (normally 20 one-term courses/ approximately 60 credits) in mathematics, statistics or operational research at the level of a recognized post-secondary institution, of which at least 5 one-term courses (approximately 15 credits) must be in statistics.
  • Application of mathematical or statistical theories and techniques (including but not limited to probability theory and the distribution of random variables, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression analysis, data analysis).
  • Application of mathematical, statistical or survey methods and concepts (including but not limited to questionnaire design, sample design, estimation).
  • Planning and organizing for results (planning and prioritizing tasks).
  • Innovative thinking (recognizing when standard or conventional approaches will not work and making modifications).
  • Demonstrating integrity and respect (acting with transparency and fairness).
  • Thinking things through (exercising sound judgment and obtaining relevant facts before making decisions).
  • Working effectively with others (understanding their colleagues' roles, responsibilities and workloads, and balancing their own needs with those of other team members).
  • Showing initiative and being action-oriented (accepting responsibilities and putting forward ideas and opinions).
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing in English or French.
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