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  • 21 Sep 2023 21:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Applications are invited for a M.Sc. student position in the Department of Biology at the University of Western Ontario ( www.uwo.ca/biology ) starting in January or May 2024. The project aims to improve important traits in forage crops using gene editing approaches. The student will receive training in molecular biology, genetics, genomics, biochemistry, physiology and related areas. The student will conduct research at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Station, which houses state of the art facilities for molecular biology and genomics research, and is within a short distance from the University of Western Ontario campus. Financial support will be provided in accordance with the guidelines of the Department of Biology.

    We are seeking highly motivated candidates who are interested in long term research careers. Candidates must hold a B.Sc. (or are in their final year) in plant sciences, biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Interested individuals should contact Dr. Abdelali Hannoufa at Abdelali.Hannoufa@agr.gc.ca

  • 18 Sep 2023 14:54 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position start date

    November 1, 2023

    Posting End Date

    October 20, 2023

    The Laboratory of Marco Todesco in the Michael Smith Laboratories at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver is looking for a Research Assistant/Technician 4.

    Job Summary

    The Research Technician will coordinate and contribute to research efforts on cannabis genetics and genomics projects. They will provide expertise in economic botany, genomics, bioinformatics, and population genetics to the ongoing research efforts in the laboratory. The individual will be joining a dedicated and highly motivated team of geneticists, molecular biologists, and evolutionary biologists. The work and environment are interdisciplinary, with the research focused on plant diversity and adaptation, comparative genomics and population genetics, domestication, and genomics-enabled crop improvement

    Work Performed

    -Designs, plans, and conducts population genetics analyses on large-scale genomics datasets, with a focus on understanding cannabis domestication history and biogeography

    - Maintains and develops connections with collaborators in the cannabis research community, the cannabis industry, and with cannabis growers and breeders

    - Manages and oversees efforts to generate , annotate, and curate high-quality genome assemblies.

    - Develops and maintains second- and third generation sequencing datasets associated with different research projects

    - Curates and maintains herbarium sample collections

    - Develops novel bioinformatic pipelines and approaches to achieve research goals

    - Analyzes experiment results and troubleshoots complex problems, especially those dealing with bioinformatics and population genomics experimental design

    - Compiles data and writes reports, presents results, and participates in the preparation of scientific manuscripts and grant proposals

    - Assists in training and onboarding of lab personnel

    - Carries out any other related duties as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification

    Posting End Date: October 20, 2023

    Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above.

    For more details about the position and to apply visit:


  • 13 Sep 2023 23:16 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Department: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Opportunity type: Academic (part-time)

    Position title: Part-time Lecturer - Chemistry and Biochemistry

    Classification: Part-time lecturer

    Supervisor's title: Department Head

    Posted date: September 8, 2023

    Closing date: October 1, 2023

    Anticipated start date: January 1, 2024

    Position description

    The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Mount Allison University invites applications for a part-time stipendiary appointment for the Winter 2024 term, to teach a BIOC-1001 Introductory Biochemistry (https://selfservice.mta.ca/Student/Student/Courses/Search?subjects=BIOC), in an asynchronous online format.  The successful candidate should have a completed (or in-progress) PhD in Biochemistry or related field. Doctoral students are welcome to apply, and prior teaching experience is preferred.
    The anticipated enrollment in the course is approximately 50 students and involves 3-4 hours of scheduled office hours per week to assist students virtually.

    The complete application should include a cover letter, CV with names and contact information of 3 references, and a 1-page statement of teaching philosophy as a single .pdf file.  Applications are being managed through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25607 and should be submitted to that site, not by email.

    Questions should be directed to:

    Dr. Vicki Meli, Chair of the Part-time search committee
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
    Mount Allison University
    62 York Street, Sackville, NB E4L 1E2
    E‐mail: vmeli@mta.ca

    A review of complete applications will begin on October 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled.

    Mount Allison acknowledges, honours, and respects that the land named Sackville, NB is part of the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People who are the historic inhabitants, custodians, and dwellers on the land where our University is built and confirms its commitment to strengthening relationships with all Indigenous people.

    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.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents are given priority. Canadians and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

  • 01 Sep 2023 18:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility is looking for a research assistant with knowledge of strawberry production and/or Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). The technician will assist in a research project that will investigate and optimize strawberry production, both in the greenhouse and under full indoor production scenarios. As part of the Weston Foundation’s Homegrown Innovation Challenge, this project will be researching strawberry plant physiological growth responses that will (i) investigate light quality and quantity and their effect on strawberry production and shelf life, (ii) test growing media alternatives that can improve production sustainability, and (iii) evaluate technologies that can improve energy efficiency in CEA systems. The desired outcomes for this program include: (i) establishment of a lighting profile that provides improved strawberry quality and shelf stability in an indoor production environment, as well as in the greenhouse in the form of supplemental lighting for improved off-season production; (ii) development of an indoor runner production strategy to free up valuable greenhouse production space; (iii) development/testing of eco- friendly growing media for strawberry production; (iv) elucidation of the engineering criteria needed to design a scale strawberry production facility which includes energy requirements and inputs to HVAC design considerations; and (v) an ongoing assessment of energy use in the systems being proposed to determine the most energy efficient approach moving forward.

    For details please download the full posting here.

  • 01 Sep 2023 18:45 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Three PhD positions are available at multiple institutions (University of Guelph, McGill, and Dalhousie) that will intersect to achieve targets within a larger project focusing on Food Waste and Carbon transformations in Canada’s Food System. Broadly speaking, these positions will use data gathered from the literature and through direct measurement to quantify greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (National/Regional), model GHG emission scenarios, and evaluate different potential benchmarks for different sectors in Canada’s food value chain, with an emphasis on Food Loss and Waste (FLW), from primary production through to the IC&I sector and consumers. All three laboratories and universities are strong advocates for increasing and improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the Sciences and Engineering disciplines. All universities offer accommodations, training, and resources to provide a wide range of supports for all applicants to participate and engage at the highest level of academic pursuits.

    Download the full posting for details.

  • 31 Aug 2023 00:13 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This process aims to fill pools of candidates in 5 streams (Wildland fires, Forest entomology, Remote sensing, Forest ecosystem modeling, Plant ecophysiology) for Research Scientist openings at the Laurentian Forestry Centre. It is expected that 2 positions among the 5 streams will be filled.


    Ce processus vise à former des bassins de candidat.e.s pour 5 volets (incendies de forêt ; entomologie forestière ; télédétection ; modélisation des écosystèmes forestiers ; écophysiologie végétale) des postes de chercheur.se.s RES au Centre de foresterie des laurentides. Il est prévu que 2 postes seront à combler au terme de ce processus.


  • 23 Aug 2023 13:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Joan Laur, researcher-botanist at the Jardin botanique de Montréal and associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at University of Montréal, is looking for 4 students to join her team for a new and big multidisciplinary project starting this winter. The research project will focus on the use of omics technologies to characterize, optimize and reduce GHG emissions from the valorization of agri-food co-products in the context of urban agriculture in Montreal.

    For further details, including project descriptions, eligibility requirements and how to apply, please click here.

  • 17 Aug 2023 13:05 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Brauer lab at Agriculture Canada & University of Ottawa is recruiting a graduate student in the area of plant-microbe interactions to work on host resistance to the fungal pathogen Fusarium graminearum. This pathogen causes significant losses in cereal crops (wheat, corn, barley) and our understanding of the quantitative resistance to the pathogen is limited. The student will work primarily in the Brauer lab (cereal genetics & phenomics) at the Ottawa Research and Development Centre and collaborate closely with a metabolomics research group and a mycology research group within the center to identify plant and fungal genes that contribute to disease resistance or susceptibility. A series of Fusarium strains that are disrupted for genes of interest have been generated based on previous proteomics and transcriptomic work. The impact of these genetic changes on disease progression in resistant and susceptible plant backgrounds will be monitored. High-throughput imaging methods and biochemical methods for monitoring plant resistance phenotypes will be evaluated for their potential in distinguishing plant responses to fungal attack.

    AAFC is committed to diversity and inclusion. We have several networks dedicated to ensuring that the department continues to grow as an inclusive, accessible, respectful and diverse workplace. All employees are encouraged and welcomed to join the networks and participate in their activities and events.


    Please apply through the online portal: Plant Pathology MSc or PhD student (cfp-psc.gc.ca)

  • 10 Aug 2023 13:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A Ph.D. graduate student position is available in Dr. Hong Wang’s lab in the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. The research areas are in plant cell cycle regulation and protein ubiquitination (for publications, please see: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?hl=en&user=S4vBhvMAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate). Building on the past work, there are exciting possibilities for further understanding the functions and regulation of the genes we have been working on, using molecular, cellular and genomics approaches.

    Candidates should have strong academic background with a M. Sc. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or a related area of plant science and are highly motivated to do research. If a candidate’s first language is not English, he or she needs to meet the English language proficiency requirements for admission as a graduate student at the University of Saskatchewan

    If you are interested in the position, please send a copy of your CV (listing names of 2-3 references) and brief description of your research interests to:

    Hong Wang (hong.wang@usask.ca)

  • 04 Aug 2023 14:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A funded graduate student position is available to study peptide signaling controlling plant growth and development in the Lee laboratory at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The selected student will combine molecular genetics, biochemistry, imaging, and proteomics to understand how cells interact to control diverse developmental processes in the plant model organisms, Arabidopsis (for dicots) and Brachypodium (for monocots). The student will be under the guidance of Drs. Jin Suk Lee (Concordia) and Jeong Ill Kim (Kumho Life and Environmental Science Laboratory). Please contact Dr. Lee (jinsuk.lee@concordia.ca) for additional information regarding the project and position.

    Concordia is a full-spectrum, research-intensive university that conducts leading-edge research in a variety of areas including cell and molecular biology. The collegial environment, state-of- the-art facilities, and accomplished faculty make the Biology Department at Concordia a great place to conduct graduate research. Montreal is a great place to live and located in cultural capital Quebec.

    We are interested in highly motivated candidates with background in molecular biology, with good communication skills. Research experience in protein biochemistry or plant biology is preferred, but not required. Diversity is considered a strength within the lab and all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for this position.

    Interested applicants are welcome to apply by submitting a single PDF containing curriculum vitae, a brief description of research experience, and contact information for two references. Email your application by August 30, 2023 to Dr. Jin Suk Lee (jinsuk.lee@concordia.ca) with subject heading ‘Graduate student position application’.

    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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