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  • 08 Jun 2022 12:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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  • 31 May 2022 19:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Manitoba invites a world leading researcher to be nominated for a prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) in the 2022 Competition. The CERC program was developed to recruit top researchers in Science, Technology, and Innovation (ST&I) priority areas to strengthen Canada’s research and training capacities. CERCs are among the largest awards granted in Canada, providing Chairholders and their teams with 8 million CAD over eight years to support their research programs.

     

    The University of Manitoba welcomes applications from recognized scientific leaders developing transformative biotechnologies to join and expand an internationally recognized team of researchers in crop enhancement and protection research. The ideal candidate will join either the Department of Biological Sciences or Department of Microbiology, depending on their area of expertise, to complement the University of Manitoba’s current strengths in plant genetics, agronomy, plant-microbe interactions, plant development and adaptation, synthetic biology, systems biology, and RNA-based biotechnologies, and will lead a research program focused on sustainable plant production in changing environments.

     

    Examples of research areas of interest for the CERC include plant or crop system resilience, plant engineering for enhanced traits or novel products, biotechnologies for crop protection, synthetic biology, molecular systems biology, plant-microbe interactions, microbiome engineering, plant adaptations to biotic and abiotic stress, and plant bioproducts. Researchers in any area of transformative plant/crop biotechnology are encouraged to apply.

     

    With recent investments in over $18M in plant growth infrastructure and recent hires in plant gene regulatory networks, proteomics, and microscopy, crop bioinformatics, integrated crop protection, weed management, and crop and soil microbiomes, the candidate will join a growing team focused on developing technologies to enhance the resiliency of Canada’s and the world’s food production.

     

    Candidates will have an outstanding track record of research contributions in their field and be at a career stage consistent with a tenured Associate Professor or Professor. In addition to demonstrated research leadership, candidates will provide evidence of successful teaching or mentoring a diverse group of students and research personnel and will provide evidence of establishing and maintaining an equitable and inclusive research environment. In addition to research and teaching or mentorship, duties also include service to the University and beyond.

     

    The CERC recruitment is a two-staged process; candidates must first apply to the University, and the successful candidate will then submit an application to the CERC program. The University of Manitoba will provide extensive support in the preparation of the program application, including project management, budget planning, and proposal development.

     

    The CERC program imposes no restrictions on nominees regarding nationality or country of residence. Applicants requiring an expedited work permit may be eligible for one. Researchers who hold a full-time academic appointment at a Canadian institution are eligible, but if nominated, the University will be required to demonstrate the net benefit to Canada in moving the researcher from one Canadian institution to another.

     

    All CERC appointments are subject to review and approval by the CERC Secretariat. The results of the CERC application are expected to be announced in Spring 2023. The successful candidate will have up to 12 months to take up the award and the duties of the position.

     

    Submit your application directly to Dr. Steve Whyard steve.whyard@umanitoba.ca by June 30, 2022. A complete application will include: a curriculum vitae; a brief description of the research program related to the chair (maximum of three pages); significant contributions to the field (peer-reviewed articles, monographs, patents, etc.; maximum of three pages); a statement on teaching or mentoring philosophy; a statement on commitment to service to your organization and to the broader community; a diversity statement including your positionality and significant contributions to DEIJ (maximum of two pages); and the names of three experts prepared to submit a letter of recommendation. All applications will be kept confidential.

     

    Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

     

    The University of Manitoba recognizes that career paths can be diverse and that career interruptions may occur. Applicants are encouraged to include, in their cover letter, an explanation of the impact that any career interruptions (e.g. parental leaves, slowdowns due to illness or disability, COIVID-19 impacts, etc.) may have had on their record of research achievement.

     

    The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

     

    If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact UM.Accommodation@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.

     

     

     

     

     

  • 17 May 2022 23:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department:

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Opportunity type:

    Non-academic

    Position title:

    Lab Instructor/Technician - Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Classification:

    MASA Grade 10

    Supervisor's title:

    Department Head

    Posted date:

    May 13, 2022

    Closing date:

    May 23, 2022

    Position description

    Reporting to the Department Head, the Lab Instructor/Technician prepares and instructs biochemistry and chemistry laboratories and marks lab assignments and exams. Other duties include writing and/or updating lab manuals, ordering lab materials, and assigning student teaching assistants. This position is responsible for the lab setup and cleanup. The instructor also collaborates with the faculty member(s) assigned to the course in the marking of laboratory note books, and in assigning a final mark for the laboratory work.  This is a full-time nine-month continuing sessional position.

    Position Responsibilities

    • Instructs biochemistry and/or chemistry labs by demonstrating techniques, answering student questions and supervising student teaching assistants (TAs)
    • Researches specific experiments and conducts experimental trials for labs
    • Writes and updates the laboratory manual in conjunction with the appropriate faculty member
    • Coordinates the assignment of students and TAs to specific laboratories
    • Gives prelab talks to students and TAs
    • Trains TAs and markers, and provides necessary resources including manual and marking schemes
    • Maintains records of student marks and attendance. Collaborates with the faculty member(s) assigned to the course in assigning a final mark for the laboratory work
    • Organizes the entire laboratory, including preparing and dismantling experiments, ordering supplies, cleaning and maintaining lab equipment etc.
    • Provides student help outside of lab time
    • Enforces safety rules in the lab and assists with Departmental safety issues
    • Assists with other departmental duties as appropriate

    Qualifications/skills

    • University degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry or related science at the Bachelors or Masters level plus relevant experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered
    • Previous laboratory teaching experience would be an asset
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Excellent communication and teamwork skills are essential

    If you are interested in the challenges and opportunities that this position has to offer, please forward your application to: Human Resources Department, Mount Allison University, 65 York St., Sackville, NB  E4L 1E4  Fax: (506) 364-2385, e-mail: hr@mta.ca  Review of applications will begin on May 23, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

    We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Visit our website at www.mta.ca/employment for other employment opportunities at Mount Allison University or to register to receive e-mail notification of new opportunities.

    Mount Allison is committed to diversity and inclusiveness. We encourage applications from members of racialized communities, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual and gender identities. We seek candidates with qualifications and knowledge to contribute specifically to the further diversification of our campus community.

    Full posting here: https://mta.ca/about-mta/work-at-mta/current-opportunities/lab-instructortechnician-chemistry-and-biochemistry


  • 13 May 2022 12:30 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Plant Physiology - Biology

    Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science

    University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus

     

    The Department of Biology, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of plant physiology. The successful candidate must have a PhD and post-doctoral experience in a relevant field and will become a member of the Department of Biology (https://biology.ok.ubc.ca/). The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2023, or soon thereafter.

     

    We seek candidates who apply original and multi-faceted research approaches to understanding plant physiology. The candidate’s proposed research should complement current strengths in the genetics and biochemistry of plants including plant-microbe or plant-insect interactions.  Candidates must have a competitive record of scholarly contributions in their field, and the ability to establish a strong externally-funded research program, which may have aspects applied to regional horticulture, agriculture, or forestry such as: sustainable production; crop protection; climate change mitigation; conservation or restoration ecology; or invasive species management.

     

    Candidates will demonstrate evidence of commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful, collegial, and conducive learning and working environment. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses on plant biology or other aspects relevant to their expertise.  They will also supervise graduate students, and fulfill service obligations to the university and community. A commitment to applying transparent and reproducible research methods is an asset, as is experience or training in best practices in Open Science.

     

    The Biology Department’s 28 faculty are actively engaged in mentoring 900 undergraduate students in five majors (Biology; Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Microbiology; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Zoology), as well as 80 MSc and PhD students. In the past five years, the department has received a total of $15 million in research funding to support 400 different projects. As one of the campuses of the University of British Columbia, UBC Okanagan offers a globally recognized degree at a more intimate campus with 9,600 undergraduates and 1100 graduate students.  Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers a stimulating learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/housing-and-relocation-services/relocating-kelowna .

     

    Applications are to be submitted in one continuous PDF file online at https://ubc.wd10.myworkdayjobs.com/ubcfacultyjobs/job/UBC-Okanagan-Campus/Assistant-Professor---Plant-Physiology_JR7790 and should include:

     

    • a cover letter that clearly indicates the position to which the candidate is applying,• a curriculum vitae

    • a three-page statement of research plans, which must: articulate a long-term vision that demonstrates impact in the field and/or on society; outline short-term objectives; and define the methodologies to be employed

    • a one-page statement of teaching philosophy and interests

    • a summary of evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching/course evaluations)

    a one-page statement outlining experience working within a diverse environment and your contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion

    • the names of three referees who have agreed to submit letters of reference, if requested

     

    Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to Ms. Cheryl Craig (Biology Department Senior Assistant) at: cheryl.craig@ubc.ca. All correspondence must indicate the competition title (Plant Physiology Assistant Professor) in the subject line of the e-mail.

     

    The deadline for applications is September 30, 2022. All positions are subject to budgetary approval

     

    Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

     

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority

  • 03 May 2022 13:00 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to work on the molecular biology of the plant-pathogen (Plasmodiophora brassicae) interaction resulting in clubroot disease in canola. The current project will utilize various molecular, cellular, and biochemical techniques to identify and functionally characterize candidate effector proteins, and to identify the associated host targets and pathways that define the outcome of the plant-P. brassicae interaction. The candidate will use acquired knowledge to explore novel strategies for creating resistant canola varieties. The successful candidate will have a background in plant pathology and an excellent knowledge of molecular biology and functional genomics for gene function validation as well as a basic understanding of next-generation sequence data processing and analysis.  Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment are essential.

    The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Department of Biology is located in a modern collaborative research building with state of the art laboratory and greenhouse facilities, and access to both Confocal and Electron Microscopy. Saskatoon is home to a dynamic plant biology research community.  In addition to research groups in Biology and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources the U of S campus is home to the Global Institute of Food Security, AAFC and NRC-Saskatoon.

    The position is available immediately. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three references can be submitted to clubroot.job@usask.ca with the subject line, “PDF opportunity.”

    The University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

     

  • 03 May 2022 12:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A MSc position is available immediately to work in a collaborative research group in the Department of Biology at the University of Saskatchewan. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who will work on characterizing effector proteins secreted by the plant pathogen Plasmodiophora brassicae, the causative agent of clubroot disease. The student will be supervised by Drs. Chris Todd and Peta Bonham-Smith and will work in a growing and diverse research group. Applicants should hold a 4-year honours BSc degree (or equivalent) in biology, genetics, molecular biology or a related discipline.  Experience in plant pathology and molecular biology would be considered an asset. Excellent organizational, written/verbal communication skills and ability to work in a multicultural environment are essential.

    The Department of Biology, University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Department of Biology is located in a modern collaborative research building with state of the art laboratory and greenhouse facilities, and access to both Confocal and Electron Microscopy. Saskatoon is home to a dynamic plant biology research community.  In addition to research groups in Biology and the College of Agriculture and Bioresources the U of S campus is home to the Global Institute of Food Security, AAFC and NRC-Saskatoon.

    Anticipated start date will be September 2022. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

    Applications, including cover letter, cv, transcript and the names and contact for three references can be submitted to clubroot.job@usask.ca with the subject line “MSc application”

    The University of Saskatchewan is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees and student body.

  • 28 Apr 2022 15:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline for applications is May 6, 2022. The link to access the posting and apply are: Comparative and Regulatory Genomics Research Associate (nrc-cnrc.gc.ca). Applications are only accepted through the NRC website

  • 22 Apr 2022 19:59 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    Interested candidates please contact Valerio Hoyos-Villegas at Valerio.hoyos-villegas@mcgill.ca Applications should include: a cover letter, a brief description of past research accomplishments and future research goals, CV, and contact information for three references.

    The postdoc will be based at McGill University, Macdonald Campus will have access to all the resources available through the Plant Science Department. The position is available for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second, third and fourth year and will include competitive salary and full benefits. To learn more about the Pulse Breeding Lab, visit our webpage (www.pulsebreeding.ca).

    Please find the full posting here.

  • 18 Apr 2022 16:55 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department of Biological Sciences University of Alberta
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

    Plant Functional Genomics Group (www.uhriglab.com) Call Closes: June 15th 2022

    Introduction:

    The candidate post-doctoral fellow will join the multi-year; multi-institutional Genome Canada funded project TRIA-FoR, which is based in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in the laboratory of Dr. R. Glen Uhrig.

    The University of Alberta is a Top 5 Canadian university, with the Department of Biological Sciences offering a diverse and vibrant community for research and education. The main research focus of the Uhrig lab is to understand how plant cells regulate their function using advanced proteomics, biochemistry and genomics, focusing on the impact of post-translational modifications (PTMs). Protein phosphorylation is the most widely occurring PTM and is important for regulating diverse biological processes such as growth, signaling and responses to stress in plants. The Uhrig lab focuses on studying regulatory protein phosphorylation in a diel context using a variety of plant models.

    Research and Training:

    The current TRIA-FoR project will employ quantitative proteomics in conjunction with advanced plant molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics to characterize and validate host disease resistance targets related to mountain pine beetle. To do this, the candidate post-doctoral fellow will be expected to deploy a variety of cutting-edge techniques to accomplish this task.

    It is expected that the outcomes of this project will feed into the larger collaborative and applied research efforts of TRIA-FoR, aimed at enhancing pine resiliency to mountain pine beetle. Within the general scope of the project, the candidate post-doctoral fellow will be encouraged to develop independent and creative lines of inquiry, with support from Dr. R. Glen Uhrig, while being provided training and professional development support to prepare them for careers in either academia or industry.

    Applicant Qualifications:

    1. A demonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a team.

    2. Good communication skills and team work attitude, with a desire to mentor.

    3. Demonstrated leadership abilities
    4. Broad ranging interest in plant science.
    5. Experience with advanced molecular / biochemical techniques.

    Primary Job Expectations:

    1. Designing and executing advanced plant molecular biology experimentation

    2. Generating and screening gene-deficient and over-expression plant lines

    3. Transient protein expression in heterologous systems

    4. Performing advanced plant biochemical research including quantitative proteomics

    5. Phenotyping plants for morphological changes and other plant traits

    6. Mentorship of graduate students

    7. Collaboratively intersect with partner labs

    8. Write and published manuscripts for peer review

    Eligibility and Finances:

    Salary will be commensurate with experience and the University of Alberta salary scale. Interested candidates are highly encouraged to apply for eligible internal and external fellowships and will receive active support from the Uhrig lab in these funding applications.

    The Uhrig lab encourages students from all backgrounds and nationalities to apply, and strives to offer a diverse, supportive, and healthy work environment.

    Appointment Start Date: August 2022

    Contact:
    Interested applicants should send a 2-page CV to ruhrig[at]ualberta.ca (www.uhriglab.com) that includes references. Only short-listed applicants will have their references solicited for letters of recommendation and be asked to interview via Zoom.

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