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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