Positions/Opportunities

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.

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Posting – MDPFC-Sustainable Cropping Systems


Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Breeding and phenomics of quantitative disease resistance in pulse crops (Full time). 

 The FRQNT-MAPAQ funded project: “ImPULSE: a transdisciplinary project in technological development for the sustainable production of plant proteins in Quebec” has an opening is for a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in one or more of the following areas: genetics, genomics, population genetics, molecular biology, quantitative genetics, plant research, field research. 

All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. 

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Tier 1 or 2 Canada Research Chair in Big Data Analytics in Digital Agriculture

 The College of Agriculture and Bioresources (AgBio) at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) is pleased to invite applications for a Tier 1 or 2 Canada Research Chair appointment in Big Data Analytics in Digital Agriculture. This position will be located at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Canada Research Chair (CRC) Program is the flagship of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world’s top countries in research and development (www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca). 

The Canada Research Chair in Big Data Analytics in Digital Agriculture will lead an innovative research program in AgBio. They will serve as an interdisciplinary leader and integrator between multiple units and research areas in collaborating disciplines. The candidate will have both the research and collaborative skills enabling them to lead and facilitate digital agriculture research at USask. 

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AgBio CRC Tier 1-2 Job Posting RASI v3

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Master’s Student in Plant Science – Research Affiliate Program
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology Branch
Lethbridge (Alberta)
The projected start date is May 2, 2022 with an end date of August 31, 2024 (or depending on the candidate’s availability or needs). It is expected that the student will work up to 20 hours per week.
The candidate will conduct field, lab and greenhouse work at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre under the joint supervision of Dr. Surya Acharya and Dr. Hari Poudel (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada). The student will study breeding methods to enhance lipid content in vegetative tissues of leguminous forages species.
• Experiment setup and execution.
• Collection of samples and laboratory analysis.
• Quality assessments using wet chemistry and NIR based techniques (e.g., lipids, protein and fiber content).
• Maintain accurate records of data, data analysis and write manuscripts.
• Statistical analysis of big data sets including genomics data.
More information: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1695382

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University of New Hampshire | Assistant Professor of Horticultural Plant Breeding
We seek a tenure-track faculty member with demonstrated expertise in the area of plant genetic improvement to join an interdisciplinary department of colleagues committed to enhancing the sustainability of the farm-to-forkto-human wellness continuum through teaching and engaged research activities. The appointee is expected to develop an externally funded, nationally recognized research program focused on the applied genetic improvement of horticultural crops relevant to our agroecoregion and beyond. Bringing genome-enabled trait development and breeding strategies to bear, the successful candidate is expected to work on horticultural crop improvement to enhance crop adaptation to present and future climactic conditions, tolerance to evolving biotic stresses, and marketable qualities. The ideal candidate will be equipped to characterize and improve targeted biochemical determinants of culinary and nutritional quality.
More information – https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/39508

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Seeking MS And PhD Students For Pulse Breeding And Genetics Laboratory, McGill University

The Pulse Breeding and Genetics Laboratory (www.pulsebreeding.ca) at McGill University is seeking MS and PhD students to work on projects on phenomics of pulse crops and statistical modelling for the acceleration of improvement of quantitative traits. Suggested start date is Fall 2022. Project includes international travel to conferences and team meetings. For those interested, please contact Dr. Valerio Hoyos-Villegas ([email protected])

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Assistant Professor, U of M
The Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of plant genomics and genetics. The candidate will lead a research program in Brassica genetics and genomics, and conduct both basic and applied research in the same area. The position start date is January 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Postdoctoral Position in Soil Microbiome 

Plant-Microbe Lab Project Description: A postdoctoral position is available in the Plant-Microbe Lab under the supervision of Dr. Malinda Thilakarathna at the University of Alberta. Our current research program is focused on beneficial microorganisms, soil amendments, biotic and abiotic factors on field crop production and soil health.

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Assistant or Associate Professor – Crop Protection Chair
The Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level as the Faculty’s Crop Protection Chair (Weed Management) to expand the current agronomic research capacity of the University. Salary and rank will be dependent on qualifications. The candidate will lead and expand a research program in the area of weed management as it applies to Western Canadian crop and crop-livestock production systems,conducting both basic and applied research. The position start date is September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Full Posting – Assistant or Associate Professor – Crop Protection Chair

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