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Research Program Manager
Cambridge Bay, Canada
Polar Knowledge Canada - Science and Technology
  • Administration

We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process. If you need to be accommodated during any phase of the evaluation process, please use the Contact information below to request specialized accommodation. All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential.

Assessment accommodation

Inuit enrolled under the Nunavut Agreement who are found qualified in this process will be given priority appointment ahead of other qualified applicants. Inuit found qualified in this process will be hired on a permanent basis.

We strongly encourage Northern residents to apply to this selection process to be considered for positions across the North (Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon). Selection may be limited to Inuit beneficiaries and Northern residents, in support of POLAR's priorities and organizational needs.


• Lead POLAR’s work to improve knowledge of dynamic northern terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems in the context of rapid change – Goal 1 of POLAR’s Science and Technology Framework. 
• Manage resources – personnel and operating funds – allocated to POLAR’s Goal 1 research program.
• Foster and maintain strategic partnerships, advisory structures, and collaborations in order to;
o Co-develop a vision and implementation plan for POLAR’s Science and Technology Framework Goal 1 research program,
o Understand evolving research needs and priorities of organizations within POLAR’s mandate area including the Inuit Nunangat,
o Work respectfully and collaboratively to support and advance areas identified for partnership and action identified in the 2018 National Inuit Strategy on Research,
o Support Indigenous self-determination and reconciliation in research across POLAR’s mandate area,
o Structure our in-house research and collaborations to address identified needs and priorities, and
o Advise on priorities for Calls for Proposals through POLAR’s Grants and Contributions programs.
• Actively engage with researchers supported through POLAR’s various Grants and Contributions and Research Support programs with the goal of fostering best practices for research, capacity development, knowledge mobilization, data sharing and networking.

Work environment

Rapid and unprecedented climate change is resulting in ecological changes in northern and Arctic ecosystems. This situation demands collaboration amongst Indigenous, scientific and technological experts to co-create knowledge that is needed to understand and adapt to a rapid change, and to return this knowledge to communities and decision-makers in a timely manner.

POLAR is organized into two divisions: Programs (led by the Chief Scientist and Executive Director of Programs) and Corporate Services. Within programs there are two Directorates: Science and Technology (S&T) and Knowledge Management and Engagement (KM&E). This position reports to the Director of S&T. The S&T Directorate is comprised of 6 teams and approximately 38 staff. This position will lead the Ecosystem Science Team. There are currently 7 employees in the Ecosystem Science Team that will be supervised by this position; the incumbent will lead recruitments to staff additional research scientist positions that have been identified as priorities to support and advance the work of this team.  

• Northern Allowances:
? Isolated Post Allowances (IPA): The total amount of these allowances will normally fall between $25,270 to $42,117 per year depending on the number of eligible dependents.
? Vacation Travel Assistance (VTA): The vacation travel assistance payment is provided twice per year to the employee and each eligible dependent. The VTA rates are updated every 6 months and rates vary for each work location.
• Housing: You may be eligible for subsidized government housing.
• Relocation Assistance: You may be eligible for relocation assistance.


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