Professional Opportunities

Last updated: 08 June 2020

Research and Teaching Opportunities

**NEW** Forest Carbon Research Scientist – Soils

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad.

Natural Resources Canada – Northern Forestry Centre – Canadian Forest Service (Edmonton, Alberta) invites applications for a Forest Carbon Research Scientist – Soils. Working with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, technicians, and analysts – as well as with decision makers in different areas of the country – you will carry out research on regional, national and international issues important to policy development, management of forests, and GHGs as they pertain to soils and dead organic matter.

The successful candidate will plan, develop and conduct a research program on forest soils in Canada, designed to fit within national forestry research priorities. The detailed components of such a program would be subject to internal review, and depend upon opportunities for collaboration with other researchers, both within CFS and in other research centers, including academia, industry and other government agencies. Specific research areas could include but are not limited to:

  • Impacts of climate change on the role of Canada’s forests as a carbon sink, and the potential to develop alternative management strategies to reduce negative impacts and enhance carbon benefits in mitigating Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions
  • Contributing to the design, implementation and validation of evidence-based computer models to reduce uncertainty in C stock and stock change estimation by increasing accuracy of modelled dead organic matter and soil pools
  • Contributing to the development, application and maintenance of dead organic matter and soil carbon accounting modules for Canada’s National Forest Carbon Monitoring, Accounting and Reporting System and its application to meeting Canada’s international reporting requirements
  • Impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances of forest soil carbon dynamics including peatlands and permafrost
  • For more information, and to submit an online application, go to GC Jobs

    The competition will close on July 3, 2020.

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    Graduate Student Opportunities

    **NEW** M.Sc. Student – University of Alberta

    Department of Renewable Resources, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta invites applications for a graduate (M.Sc.) student to participate in a collaborative research project that will will explore the biological, economic and ecosystems benefits of perennial forage mixtures (legume based).

    Within forage mixtures, this research will examine the ecological theories of competition, complementarity, resource capture and plant interaction. The general premise is that addition of legume species to forage based production systems will enable an innovative and sustainable livestock production systems. In Alberta, two thirds of the total cost of maintaining the cow herd is comprised of pasture (both native and seeded), stored feed and bedding. The majority of the feed requirement comes from mixed stands of perennial grasses and legumes, therefore managing these forage resources is very important to producers. Across Alberta, the majority of the questions from producers focus on how to improve their pastures or hayland using combinations of grass and legume species, with the aim of optimizing forage-livestock systems.

    Please email your transcripts (scanned unofficial copy is acceptable); CV; a 1-page letter describing any research experience and interests; and the names and contact information of three references to Akim Omokanye and Guillermo Hernandez Ramirez.

    The position will remain open until filled.