Justin Trudeau’s government has begun the search for a chief scientific adviser to raise the profile of science in policymaking.
Science minister Kirsty Duncan announced that the government was seeking to fill the role early next year, placing a deadline of 27 January for applications. The individual will report directly to the prime minister and the minister of science.
“Transparent communication of science and evidence-based policymaking are among the federal government’s top priorities,” the job advert said. “The new chief science adviser will play a key role in fulfilling that commitment.”