50.1. The Government chooses the chief scientist from among at least three persons approved by a committee following a selection process established by the Government. The committee is to be composed of at least three members appointed by the Government.
The selection process does not apply to a chief scientist whose term is renewed. However, within six months prior to the expiry of the chief scientist’s term, each board of directors carries out a performance evaluation and sends it to the Minister, along with recommendations as to the advisability of renewing the chief scientist’s term.
The Government determines the remuneration, employee benefits and other conditions of employment of the chief scientist. The office of chief scientist is a full-time position.