Position Title: Jarislowsky and BMO Chair in Regenerative Agriculture

Position Description:

The College of Agriculture and Bioresources invites applications from world-class scholars for the Jarislowsky Chair in Regenerative Agriculture. The Jarislowsky Chair in Regnerative Agriculture has been established via a $4,000,000 endowment that was generously funded by an initial gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation and co-funders to support a global leader in establishing a research program that will accelerate the science and adoption of regenerative agriculture. The chairholder will be a strategic leader, a catalyst for innovation and a connector for the agri-food ecosystem – in Saskatchewan, Canada and globally – who will inspire and ignite solutions to the myriad challenges of feeding another billion people in the next 30 years. The goal of the Jarislowsky Chair in Regenerative Agriculture will be to provide strategic leadership across the four stages of agricultural production (inputs at the food-energy-water nexus, agronomic practice, agricultural development and livelihoods, or markets and consumption) and to strengthen existing and build new collaborations both on and off campus.

The successful candidate for the inaugural chairholder will have a PhD in agricultural sciences, a primary focus on developing, assessing and demonstrating regenerative agriculture practices, demonstrated experience in teaching and mentoring students, and be eligible for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. Experience in the use of soil health as a key evaluation metric will be an asset. They will have demonstrated expertise in agricultural practices of the Northern Great Plains and ideally a strong track record in collaborating with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, land managers and farmers. Saskatchewan has 16 million hectares of agricultural land, including 1.6 million hectares on First Nations reserves; the alignment of regenerative agriculture principles with the values of Indigenous peoples creates a unique opportunity to support First Nations in agricultural and economic development. The candidate will be expected to leverage their position through collaboration with colleagues across a range of disciplines, accelerating the science and adoption of regenerative agriculture. The Chair will, through leadership and global excellence, significantly expand the University of Saskatchewan’s capacity in regenerative agriculture, particularly as pertaining to: teaching and mentorship of students, identifying best practices in Canadian agriculture, world-leading research, and the sharing of knowledge and best practices with all stakeholders and rights-holders. The Jarislowsky Foundation has supported other organizations in the area of Regenerative Agriculture; collaboration with these these chairholders and organizations will be encouraged.

The chairholder will be appointed for an initial five-year term, renewable based on the performance of the chairholder.
In addition to base salary (commensurate with experience), significant philanthropic funding to support the chair’s work (stipend, research grant, HQP support) will be allocated annually from the endowment subject to budget approval by the Advisory Committee

For more information, including how to apply, please download the posting PDF.

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Bean Breeding and Computational Biology

Department: Plant Agriculture

Position Description:

The Department of Plant Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Plant Breeding, at the Assistant Professor level. This position is located at the Guelph campus and requires a PhD in Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, or closely related field.

The successful candidate will demonstrate teaching excellence in plant genetics and plant breeding, including quantitative genetics and genomics, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. They will supervise MSc and PhD students in their thesis research, and also contribute to instruction in a course-based Masters program in Plant Agriculture. The chosen candidate will manage an existing, successful breeding program developing commercially viable edible bean cultivars adapted to the Ontario production environment, and will develop and lead a comprehensive, externally funded research program.

The successful candidate will join a world-class, collaborative faculty in the Department of Plant Agriculture, with members conducting cutting-edge research in the disciplines of plant breeding and genetics, weed science, plant pathology, soil science, agronomy, plant physiology, plant conservation, and plant-based bioproducts. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. The department will provide competitive research start-up funds; other research support and subsidized access to research facilities is available through the Research Alliance Agreement between the University of Guelph and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

For more information, including how to apply, please download the posting PDF or visit the University of Guelph Faculty Recruitment website.

Graduate Student Forage Breeding – Research Affiliate Program

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology Branch

Lethbridge (Alberta)

Reference number: AGR23J-023788-000261
Selection process number: 23-AGR-RAP-20

The projected start date is September 1, 2023 with an end date of December 31, 2025 (or depending on the candidate’s availability or needs). It is expected that the student will work 20 hours per week.


-Experiment setup and execution.
-Collection of samples and laboratory analysis.
-Maintain accurate records of data, data analysis and write manuscripts.
-Statistical analysis of big data sets.

$22.71 to $28.57 per hour (Varies as per the level of education and experience.)

For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

For further information on the Research Affiliate Program (RAP), please visit: Jobs.gc.ca

To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, all candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria by the date of appointment:
– Be recognized as having full-time student status at an accredited Canadian post-secondary academic institution (this includes students with a disability deemed to have full-time status). Individuals pending approval of acceptance, or in the process of submitting applications are encouraged to apply as proof of enrollment will only be required prior to the start date.
– Be enrolled in an academic program that requires research as part of the curriculum.
– Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

Closing date: 14 April 2023 – 23:59, Pacific Time

More information, including how to apply, can be found on the Government of Canada Jobs Website.

University of Alberta – Graduate Student Position

Project Title: Lentil seeding rates on-farm and peaola

Opportunity:  Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Linda Gorim, Assistant Professor, WGRF Chair in Cropping Systems, Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science. Dr. Gorim is looking for a PhD graduate who has completed their degree in Canada (preferably in the prairies) and is interested in carrying out on-farm trials.

Timelines:  Preferred start date of May 1, 2023 or earlier, though positions will remain open until filled.

Project Description:  We are seeking Postdoc to work on projects focusing on:

  • Lentil seeding rates in Alberta- on-farm trial
  • Peaola trials- both on-farm and in small plot
  • Other intercropping systems

Position Requirements:  All individuals applying should have:

  • Strong academic background and interest in conducting advanced studies in agronomy.
  • Possess strong statistical and writing skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • An ability to work closely with others in a team environment, as well as develop and undertake innovative scientific approaches.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, problem-solving ability.
  • Willingness to engage in problem solving, data analysis, and thesis development.
  • Ability to work independently in the field for extended periods.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • A valid graduated (non-probationary) drivers’ license and a clean driving record.

More information, including position requirements and how to apply, can be found on the University of Alberta’s website or by downloading the job posting PDF.

MSc Graduate Student Opportunity

The Cropping System Research Group led by Dr. Linda Gorim in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta invites applications for highly motivated graduate students (MSc). The project involves seed coating to combat pea root rot.

Stipend: $25,000/year (MSc)

Start Date: May or September 2023


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in agronomy (preferably, plant pathology) is required.  A BSc in plant physiology plus at least two years of professional experience working in plant pathology research may be considered.

Experience: The successful candidate has experience working with multiple partner organizations (university and industry).

More information, including how to apply, can be found on the University of Alberta’s website or by downloading the job posting PDF.

Agro Professional Development: Research and Technical

BASF Canada

Location: Saskatoon, SK

The Agro Professional Development Program (PDP) recruits highly motivated, recent university graduates to join
BASF’s Canadian Crop Protection Division.
The PDP role is 24 months in length; with terms spent working in field research, technical development or
commercial teams. The roles will be located across western Canada and will focus on an array of functions such
as pathology, entomology, and weed science. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be
eligible for full time roles in research, technical service or sales.
Whether your long term interests are in a technical or a commercial field, we’re on the lookout for talented
forward-thinkers with a passion for agriculture, learning and working as a team. In return, we will give you the
ability to expand your skill set and build your career. We offer excellent benefits, competitive compensation
incentives and continuous learning opportunities. You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and
character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

ꞏ MSc with emphasis in agronomy, weed science, pathology, entomology, biology or a related field.
– BSc with the above background including a min 3-5 years of relevant experience.

Skills and Qualifications:
ꞏ Self-motivated and results oriented
ꞏ Customer focused
ꞏ Mobility
ꞏ Strong influencing and impact skills
ꞏ Team orientation
ꞏ A Passion for Agriculture
ꞏ Valid Driver’s License is mandatory

Status: Fulltime (2 year contract)

For more information, including how to apply please download the job posting PDF or visit the BASF website.


Postdoctoral Fellow Opportunity – Wheat Rust Fungal Biology & Molecular Plant Microbe Interactions
Research School Biology at the Australian National University 

The Position provides an exciting opportunity to contribute to wheat stripe rust genomics in a unique environment that wants you to excel. Our team brings together world leaders in fungal rust biology including the Global Rust Reference Centre at Aarhus University and collaborative partners in Pakistan.

This is a key role in a friendly, motivated team providing extensive training opportunities in fungal biology, genome biology, computational biology, and/or cutting-edge molecular plant microbe interaction biology.

The Person must be excited about working on fungal genomics and plant microbe interaction biology in a highly collaborative team that aims to make everyone succeed.

For more information, please visit the Australian National University website.

Post-Doc Opportunity – Agronomy and Crop Physiology
University of Guelph

The Agronomy and Crop Physiology Group at the University of Guelph led by Prof. Josh Nasielski invites applications for a 20-month post-doctoral fellowship position.

Your primary responsibility will be to provide leadership for a multi-site research project that is developing a nitrogen fertilizer management strategy based on ‘late’ applications. You will lead data curation, analysis, coordination of field experiments and assist with resulting publications. A secondary responsibility will be to utilize existing datasets to author peer-reviewed publications. The immediate availability of these datasets means postdoctoral fellows can begin drafting manuscripts soon after they start. You will have the opportunity to give both extension presentations (to farmers) and present at international scientific conferences.

Duration: 20 months. Start Date: April/May 2023. 

Salary: minimum $50,000/year plus benefits (15 days vacation per year, Extended Health Care Plan, etc). Salary dependent on qualifications. Desktop computer provided. Conference travel stipend provided. 

For more information, please download the position advertisement or visit the online posting.


Job req id: 7927
Location: Calgary, AB, CA, T2J 7E8

At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 23,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.

Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.

Reporting to the Director of Agronomy, this position is responsible for providing an expert relationship between agronomic technical support staff and the Nutrien sales organization, other Nutrien team members, university contacts, and regional government/nonprofit entities across a dedicated territory. Early career or newly graduated candidates (<5-10 years of experience and degree type) students will be hired on initially as an agronomist and placed into a defined training program to become a Senior Agronomist after a trial period and satisfactory progression. Mid to late career candidates (>10 years of experience) will be hired on as a Senior Agronomist.

For more information on qualifications & to apply, please visit the Nutrien website

Research and Extension Intern LUARS
Lakehead University, Thunder Bay


Full-Time, Contract (12 months)

Anticipated Start Date: April 1, 2023

Competition #GEN-23-01

Who is eligible? Unemployed or underemployed youth (under the age of 30) who have graduated with a degree or diploma in agriculture or a related field from a post-secondary institution within the last three years, are legally entitled to work in Canada (Canadian citizens or immigrants or persons with a valid work permit), and have not been previously employed under a FedNor Youth Internship funding agreement, or other federal or provincial internship with pay for a period of six (6) months or more. An MSc may be preferred. The position is for one year from the date of hiring. Candidates must have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s Licence.

Successful candidates will have knowledge of Laying out experiments and seeding crops, Plot maintenance/crop care including application of fertilizers, plant growth regulators and pesticides, Small plots harvesting, Grain/seed cleaning, Data recording, entry, analysis and compilation of the Annual Research Report, minor purchases and general cleanliness and maintenance of lab and other buildings.

Salary including benefits: $44,000.00 for one year. Work week will be from Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week. This full-time position is partially funded by FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program.

Interested applicants may apply by clicking on this link to a Google Form and attaching your cover letter and resume in word or PDF format.

For more information, please see this posting on Lakehead University’s website

NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Synthetic Biology
Professor or Associate Professor, Tenured
Brock University

The Department of Biological Sciences in the Faculty of Mathematics and Science seeks applications from outstanding scientists for an NSERC Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plant Synthetic Biology.

Consistent with the gender equity goals of the Canada Research Chairs Program and the Department of Biological Sciences, this position is targeted to individuals who self-identify as women. The successful candidate will apply molecular and/or genetic engineering approaches to enhance crop value, select or develop new strains/products, and/or address environmental concerns. The ideal candidate will be interested in developing collaborations with local Niagara agricultural industries and taking advantage of existing research and development support through Brock’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) and the Brock–Niagara Validation, Prototyping, and Manufacturing Institute (VPMI). There will be opportunities to collaborate with plant biologists in Biological Sciences as well as colleagues in the departments of Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science, and elsewhere. Brock University is located a short drive from a cluster of research universities in southern Ontario.

For more information, please download the complete posting.

PhD Graduate Research Assistantship
The Cropping System Research Group
Department of Agriculture, Food & Nutritional Science
University of Alberta

The Cropping System Research Group led by Dr. Linda Gorim in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science at the University of Alberta invites applications for highly motivated graduate students (MSc). The project involves the identification of information required to reduce risks associated with post-drought fertilizer applications using AFFIRM.

For more information, please download the complete posting.


MSc Graduate Student
The Soil Ecosystem Dynamics Lab

School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability
University of Waterloo

The Soil Ecosystem Dynamics Lab in the School of Environment, Resources and Sustainability at the University of Waterloo has an opening for a PhD student beginning September 2023. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to travel to international conferences to present their research.

For more information, please download the complete posting.

Faculty Member, Spring Wheat and Canary Seed Breeder
The Crop Development Centre
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Saskatchewan

The Crop Development Centre (CDC), Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) invites applications for a plant breeder for spring wheat (85% of plant breeding activity) and canary seed (15% of plant breeding activity). For more information please visit the USask job posting or download the PDF version of the job posting.

Assistant or Associate Professor
The Martin and Denise Pick Family Chair in Sustainable Cropping Systems
Department of Plant Agriculture
Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph 

The Department of Plant Agriculture, Ontario Agricultural College at the University of Guelph invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level for the Martin and Denise Pick Family Chair in Sustainable Cropping Systems. This position is located at the Guelph campus and requires a PhD in Plant Agriculture, Crop Science, Agronomy, Agro-ecology, Plant Science or related field.

For more information click the link below:

Posting – MDPFC-Sustainable Cropping Systems


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