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  • 28 Sep 2022 11:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An exciting postdoctoral opportunity is available to join the TRIA-For team to study how the genetics of lodgepole and jack pine influences the spread of mountain pine beetle, based in the Coltman lab in the Biology Department at Western University (https://www.uwo.ca/biology/) in London, Ontario, Canada; and also working closely with the Cullingham lab in the Biology Department at Carleton University (https://carleton.ca/biology/people/catherine-cullingham/). TRIA-For is a team of researchers using ecology, physiology and genomics to study the mountain pine beetle system (https://genomecanada.ca/project/tria- transformative-risk-assessment-and-forest-resilience-using-genomic-tools-mountain-pine-beetle/). This position will lead landscape-scale population genomic analysis of jack pine to determine whether adaptive variation has the potential to affect spread-risk. The candidate will conduct range-wide analyses of jack pine to identify spatial variation in putatively adaptive alleles that may relate to host quality using exome-capture to identify variants throughout the genome of jack pine. The candidate will also extend our analyses to other pine species important to eastern North America from both economic and cultural perspectives.

    The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in population genetics/genomics, phylogenetics/genomics, molecular ecology and/or related fields, fluency in written and spoken English, computational proficiency with bioinformatics, including command-line computing. Familiarity with GIS and spatial or landscape genetic analyses, and/or a background in quantitative genetics, are also assets. The candidate should be able to work independently yet also function as an effective member of a large collaborative team. Canadian citizenship or permanent residents will be given preference.

    The Department of Biology is a thriving and diverse academic unit, where we study living systems at scales ranging from the level of genes to entire ecosystems. Western University is one of Canada’s top research- intensive universities and ranked frequently among Canada’s Top 100 Employers. Located midway between Toronto and Detroit and within short driving distances from the Great Lakes, London is known as the "Forest City" and home to “Canada’s most beautiful university campus”. It is also considered Southwestern Ontario’s cultural and educational hub (please also refer to http://www.startlondoncanada.com/ and https://www.londontourism.ca/).

    To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of three references in a single PDF to David Coltman (dcoltman@uwo.ca).

    The salary will be commensurate with experience, but competitive with current scholarships (~$45 000 CDN) and is available for one year with the possibility of extension.

    Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled.

  • 22 Sep 2022 15:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Botany, in the Faculty of Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in the area of plant development. This is a tenure track position, with initial appointment to be made at the Assistant Professor level, beginning no earlier than July 1, 2023. We seek an outstanding applicant with an innovative research program using cellular, genetic, and/or genomic approaches to address fundamental mechanisms of plant development. Applicants studying model or non-model plant organisms, including mosses and algae, are encouraged to apply.

    The position requires a Ph.D. degree, postdoctoral experience, and an exceptional research track record. Responsibilities include establishing and conducting an internationally competitive and externally funded research program, excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising graduate students, and participating on service committees for the department, university, and academic/scientific community. In evaluating candidates, we may also consider evidence of leadership within the candidate’s community, contributions to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion and demonstrated interest in evidence-based teaching. The position includes opportunities for strong interaction with UBC’s Michael Smith Laboratories, Beaty Biodiversity Museum, UBC Botanical Garden, Biodiversity Research Centre, Faculty of Land & Food Systems, and the Faculty of Forestry.

    The Botany Department, with 30 research faculty members, is one of the strongest botanical/plant-science-focused departments in North America, offering a wide range of research and educational programs (https://www.botany.ubc.ca/). The UBC Botany department embraces research, teaching and learning at the frontiers of plant/algae, fungi, and protist biology. This organismal diversity is being studied at all biological levels from the biochemical, molecular, genomic and cellular mechanisms underlying plant growth and responses to the changing environment and disease, and from the evolution of species and domains of life, to the ecology of populations, communities, ecosystems, and the biosphere.  The Botany Department collaborates with the Zoology Department to teach the UBC Biology undergraduate program.  The department has a strong tradition of enhanced educational experiences, engaging undergraduates in research, and scholarship of teaching and learning. Research in the department is supported by the microscopy infrastructure in the Bioimaging Facility, the Sequencing Consortium, and the Centre for Plant Growth.

    Applicants should submit:

    • 1.     Cover letter (up to 2 pages) that outlines:
    • ·       Your research vision and accomplishments.
    • ·       How your expertise, scholarship and planned research will integrate with the Department of Botany.
    • ·       How you have displayed leadership through existing or proposed research, teaching, service, community engagement, outreach, contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, or other relevant activities.
    • 2.     Curriculum vitae
    • 3.     Statement (up to 2 pages) describing your current and proposed research program.
    • 4.     Statement (up to 1 page) of teaching philosophy/interests and accomplishments, addressing how you will teach core undergraduate courses in the UBC Biology program.
    • 5.     Statement (up to 1 page) identifying your past contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion, along with your ability to work with a culturally diverse student body (giving specific examples where possible), as well as your philosophy of and potential future contributions to equity, diversity and inclusion.
    • 6.     Up to 3 representative publications.
    • 7.     Names and contact information for 3 referees.

    Applications must be addressed to Botany Head Shawn Mansfield and submitted via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22872 The closing date for applications is November 15, 2022 at 5pm (Pacific Standard Time). 

    Additional information: The UBC Vancouver campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam. UBC is a global centre for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC is dedicated to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion are embedded throughout the university’s academic and work life, recognizing that significant work remains to be accomplished. For example, UBC's vision is to be a world leader in the implementation of Indigenous people's human rights and is guided in a mission of reconciliation as articulated and called for by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. It is firmly committed to recruiting Indigenous faculty, students, and staff as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan. As one of the world's leading universities, UBC creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

    UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. 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 members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. In assessing applications, UBC recognizes the legitimate impact that leaves (e.g., maternity leave, leave due to illness) can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. These leaves will be taken into careful consideration during the assessment process. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, members of marginalized groups, and Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

  • 20 Sep 2022 16:06 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The deadline for applications is October 3, 2022. The link to access the posting and apply are: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Saskatoon-Comparative-and-Regulatory-Genomics-Research-Associate-SK/551845417/. Applications are only accepted through the NRC website.

  • 29 Aug 2022 15:41 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City: Saskatoon
    Organizational Unit: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
    Classification: TO-3
    Tenure: Term
    Duration: 3 Years
    Language Requirements: English
    Salary: From $58,445 to $80,040 per annum.

    Your Challenge
    Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada’s largest research and technology organization.
    We are looking for a Technical Officer in Plant Cell Technologies to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development Research Centre in Saskatoon, SK. The Cell Technologies Team is experienced in the development and utilization of a range of plant cell and tissue culture techniques (e.g. transformation, doubled haploidy, protoplasts, suspensions, gene editing) that will advance crop production under changing environmental conditions.  The Technical Officer would be someone who shares our core values of Integrity, Excellence, Respect and Creativity.

    The primary purpose of the position is to provide technical support in the design, planning, conduct, and analysis of various experiments. The position is also involved in experimental preparation, laboratory and equipment coordination/maintenance.
    Working closely with experienced NRC project leads and scientists, you will contribute to projects focused on enhancing Canadian crop species through plant cell technologies. You will contribute to the growth and maintenance of plants. You will prepare media, prepare and isolate explants, transform and/or maintain explants as appropriate for further experimentation/molecular screening and/or regeneration. Microscopic observation and analysis of resulting tissues/plants will also be required.  Maintaining meticulous records of experiments and working effectively within a team environment will be key to success in the position.

    The campus research community includes the Saskatoon Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, research centres for other Canadian and Provincial research organizations, many companies involved in agricultural research, Colleges of Agriculture, Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine, the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS), the Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS), and the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization - International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVac).

    To find out more and apply: https://recruitment-recrutement.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/job/Saskatoon-Technical-Officer%2C-Plant-Cell-Technologies-SK/562712117/

    Deadline: September 12, 2022

  • 24 Aug 2022 15:58 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Posting period: August 19 to October 19, 2022, 5 PM

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Professor LOCATION: Main campus

    STATUS: Regular
    Faculty of Science Department of Biology SCHEDULE: Full time tenure-track position

    Full posting can be downloaded here

  • 18 Aug 2022 13:12 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in plant sciences, from candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the disciplines of plant biotechnology, molecular biology, cellular biology, biochemistry, or developmental biology. Applicants that employ new or unusual model systems are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will lead a plant-centered research program within one of these disciplines, and is expected to develop an externally funded, internationally recognized research program with strong connections to industry, while contributing to undergraduate and graduate training. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach classes related to plant biology, cell biology, and molecular biology, and applicants must be able to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in French and English.

    Apply by: Oct 10, 2022

    View the full job posting here: https://www.nature.com/naturecareers/job/tenure-track-position-in-plant-biotechnology-university-of-ottawa-uottawa-762600

  • 18 Jul 2022 12:48 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The FastPheno project is soliciting applications for one postdoctoral and 3 grad student positions (fully funded). We are combining the next generation of high-throughput drone-based phenotyping platforms, plant ecophysiological and genomics approaches to understand forest dynamics and tree resilience to climate change impacts. The positions are part of a large project with researchers from the University of Toronto, Université Laval, Natural Resources Canada, the Ministry of Forests, Fauna and Parcs of Quebec.  


    We are looking to hire a postdoc and grad students with complimentary skills and interests. If you have a background or interest in one or several of the following areas, you should send us your application: Plant biology, ecophysiology and ecology of trees, remote sensing, tree genetics and genomics, data sciences, bioinformatics, and statistical modeling. Successful applicants will work in Toronto in an interdisciplinary team of researchers of the four participating organizations in a highly collaborative environment. Download the full posting here.
  • 08 Jun 2022 12:28 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Read the Full Posting here

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