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Opportunities

 

Professional Opportunities

  • Postdoctoral Scholar
  • Department of Plant Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of nutrient management and cropping systems sustainability. The goal of this position is to work with a team of scientists at UC Davis to develop a better scientific understanding of nitrogen (N) balance as an agronomic and environmental indicator in sustainable agriculture.
    Successful applicants will be highly motivated and self-directed with a PhD in agronomy, soil science, or an appropriate discipline. Preference will be given to candidates with a strong publication record and excellent quantitative skills. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and part of a team
  • Please submit all application materials (i.e., a recently updated CV; a cover letter describing research experiences and interests relevant to this position; and contact information for three professional references) as a single PDF to Cameron Pittelkow by November 1, 2019.
  • The competition will remain open until filled.

 

  • Data Curator and Analyst
  • Natural Resources Canada – Great Lakes Forestry Centre (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) invites applications for a Data Curator and Analyst. The incumbent’s research will focus on understanding and managing nutrients within agricultural landscapes to enhance soil health and productivity in croplands in Atlantic Canada
  • Hiring is now being done solely by the use of an inventory. Please apply on-line at the Government GC Jobs at GC Jobs
  • This position is until March 2020, with a possibility of extension.
  • The competition will close on August 8, 2019.

 

  • Assistant Professor – Soil Science
  • The University of Manitoba – Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Soil Science. The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in soil science as it applies to their area of expertise and the curriculum in the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. The successful applicant could build on the existing expertise in the Department of Soil Science (www.umanitoba.ca/afs/soil_science) or contribute to additional areas of Soil Science.
  • The Department is home to the Prairie NSERC Chair for Women in Science and Engineering and especially welcomes the application from women for this Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in the Department of Soil Science.
  • Qualified applicants must possess: a Ph.D. in soil science or a related discipline; a record of independent research as demonstrated by scholarly publications, which might include publications arising from research as a graduate student; the potential for developing an active externally-funded research program, including supervision of graduate students; demonstrated ability or potential for high quality undergraduate and graduate teaching; and excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to send their application to Dr. Francis Zvomuya, Search Committee Chair, Head
  • Application deadline is August 23, 2019
  • Anticipated start date is January 1, 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

 

  • Research Scientist
  • Fredericton Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) invites applications for a Research Scientist in soil science and related research fields with specialization in nutrient cycling, greenhouse gases (nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide) and precision agriculture. The incumbent’s research will focus on understanding and managing nutrients within agricultural landscapes to enhance soil health and productivity in croplands in Atlantic Canada
  • Hiring of research scientists at AAFC is now being done solely by the use of an inventory. Please apply on-line at the Government GC Jobs, Research Scientist – Growing Agricultural Innovation at GC Jobs

 

  • Post-doctoral Fellow
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) is seeking candidates for a post-doctoral fellowship with a focus on reducing nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural systems through the use of biological nitrification inhibition (BNI). This research will be conducted in collaboration with the Japanese International Research Centre for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). The successful applicant will be required to spend between 12 and 24 months living and working in Japan (airfare and a stipend of approximately $4,500 per month are provided – click here for more details).
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. awarded within the last four years in a relevant science or engineering program, with an emphasis on soil or agricultural science. Applicants must also be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
  • This is a one year position, with an opportunity for a one-year extension, that will commence June 1, 2020.
  • The position will remain open until filled. Applications should be sent to Dr. David Pelster immediately.
  • Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

 

  • Assistant/Associate Professor and WGRF Chair in Cropping Systems
  • The University of Alberta – Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science is inviting applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the area of Cropping systems that is supported by the Western Grains Research Foundation (WGRF).
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application outlining the proposed program of research, a statement of research interest, curriculum vitae, sample publications (20 page maximum), the names of at least 3 referees, and teaching dossier with evaluations of teaching performance.
  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online. For more information, contact Chair, AFNS
  • The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will commence on June 1, 2019
  • Anticipated start date is January 1, 2020

 

Graduate Student Opportunities

  • None at this time

 

    Last updated: 02 October 2019

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