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  • 19 Oct 2021 18:17 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    University of Manitoba

    Department of Plant Science

    Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences

    Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) – Plant Genomics and Genetics

    Position Number 30874

    Job Description:

    The Department of Plant Science at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of plant genomics and genetics. The candidate will lead a research program in Brassica genetics and genomics, and conduct both basic and applied research in the same area. The position start date is January 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Download the full description here.

  • 13 Oct 2021 14:39 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Application Deadline Nov 15, 2021

    The Department of Biology, Faculty of Science at York University invites applications for a teaching- stream three-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Molecular Biology at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2022, for a three-year term. The successful candidate will teach and enhance undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology with a focus on molecular biology, particularly at the first and second year, and in upper-level courses according to their expertise. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

    The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (specifically in an area of molecular biology) with demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate courses in molecular biology and applying evidence-based pedagogy in their teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through their teaching statement and dossier; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and letters of reference. A record of demonstrated experience in areas such as experiential education, technology-enhanced learning or community-based learning is preferred, as is experience with universal design approaches to teaching and assessment.

    The successful candidate will have experience teaching across the curriculum, including large classes at the first and second year, as well as with teaching with different delivery formats (e.g., in-person, online, blended, flipped). Demonstrating a reflective approach to teaching, the successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, a collaborative approach to undergraduate teaching, and the ability to work effectively as part of a teaching team and within the department. This position includes service. Applicants should provide evidence of contributions to service (administrative and committee work), outreach, and pertinent activities in and outside academia.

    York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet, and our future.

    Further information about the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science can be found at http://science.yorku.ca/biology .

    York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Kelly, Chair of the Search Committee at biojobs@yorku.ca .

    York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of

    visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 4167365713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply as per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply as per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form. Completed forms should be sent to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Teaching Stream Molecular Biology CLA” in the subject line.

    The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2021. Applicants should submit a signed cover letter outlining professional experience relevant to this position, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier that supports excellence and innovation in teaching (i.e., course outlines, teaching strategies, teaching reviews, and other selected course materials). The teaching dossier should include a one- to three-page teaching statement that addresses, among other things, the candidate’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusivity. The dossier should also contain workshop and professional development programs attended or led, conference papers, and/or publications relating to pedagogy. Please provide context and reasons for what is included in the teaching dossier (i.e., annotated course materials).

    Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position. These should be sent to Dr. Tamara Kelly, Department of Biology, York University by the referees before the day of the interview. Applications and letters of recommendation should be addressed to Dr. Tamara Kelly, Department of Biology, York University, and submitted to biojobs@yorku.ca with “Teaching Stream Molecular Biology CLA” in the subject line.

  • 13 Sep 2021 21:21 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Faculty/Division: UofT Mississauga
    Department: UTM: Biology
    Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

    Description:

    About us:

    The Department of Biology is located at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus, the largest division of the university with 17 academic departments, approximately 15,000 students and over 1,000 faculty and staff. The Department of Biology is home to world-class research faculty and more than 100 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, pursuing research in some of the most dynamic and vital areas including climate change biology, physiological ecology, evolutionary biology, neuro and developmental biology.

    Your opportunity:

    This position is in the group of Dr. Ingo Ensminger (Project Leader and Principal Investigator, www.ensmingerlab.net) in the Department of Biology. The Scientific Project Manager will support researchers in administrative tasks and coordinate scientific aspects of a large Genome Canada-funded research project and will assist with the coordination of other ongoing and future research projects. The position is at the core of a multi-disciplinary research program with multi-institutional national and international collaborations.

    The Scientific Project Manager will report to the Project Leader/Principal Investigator and will work closely with the Principal Investigator and Project Leader, as well as the financial project manager, to ensure the timely completion of project activities, project reporting, coordinate finance and personnel management, and ensure that project milestonesand deliverables are achieved. The successful incumbent will combine prior experience in omics research and project management and will also have excellent oral and written communication skills with relevant knowledge of genomics or phenomics research.

    The Scientific Project Manager will work with UofT Research Services, Department Administrators, UofT’s Research and Partnerships Office and Genome Ontario Program Managers. The position is fundamental to the ongoing success of the researchproject and requires the successful incumbent to maintain close contact with all project partners, including co-Principal Investigators, collaborators, industry and government partners, research platforms and services.

    The deadline for applications is September 15. Details on the application process and more information can be found at https://jobs.utoronto.ca/job/Mississauga-ON/549646317/



  • 08 Sep 2021 13:56 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    City: Saskatoon

    Organizational Unit: Aquatic and Crop Resource Development  

    Classification: RO

    Tenure: Continuing 

    Language Requirements: English 

    Note: The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group Woman will be privileged in this hiring action

    Full posting is available here

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    Ville: Saskatoon

    Unité organisationnelle: Développement des cultures et des ressources aquatiques

    Classification: AR

    Durée de l'emploi: Continu  

    Exigences linguistiques: Anglais

    Note : Le groupe Égalité, diversité et inclusion (EDI) des femmes sera privilégié dans cette embauche.

    Poste complet disponible ici.

  • 03 Sep 2021 16:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral position in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. The successful applicant will work on the development of spray and host induced gene silencing technologies in the control of fungal pathogens. The global agriculture industry has been under pressure to find new, innovative, and environmentally sustainable ways to control fungal pathogens. Our recent discoveries using RNA interference technology show that this technology is capable of protecting plants against fungal pathogens as both foliar sprays or using a transgenic approach. The purpose of this project is to develop both spray and host induced gene silencing technologies using novel double stranded RNA structures in the control of fungal pathogens. Specifically, the objectives of this research are 1) identify new fungal gene targets and dsRNA structures in the control and application of both foliar sprays and transgenic plants and 2) characterize the mode of action of these technologies in vitro and in planta. The position requires highly motivated individuals with excellent written and oral communication skills and great interpersonal skills. This position is expected to commence on December 1, 2021 and end on November 30, 2023. Salary Range is $36,000 - $45,000 CAD, Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    View the full job posting here: https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx?REQ_ID=17638&Language=1

  • 18 Aug 2021 13:20 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The FastPheno project is soliciting applications for several postdoctoral and fully funded grad student positions. The project aims to develop and use the next generation high-throughput drone-based phenotyping platform and observe forest dynamics, identify trees resilient to climate change impacts and to ensure future forest health and productivity. The positions are part of a large project with researchers from the University of Toronto, Université Laval, Natural Resources Canada and the Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec.

    We are looking to hire postdocs and grad students with complimentary skills and interests in remote sensing, plant biology, tree genetics and genomics, data sciences, forest ecophysiology, bioinformatics, and statistical modeling. Successful applicants will work closely in a collaborative environment in an interdisciplinary team of researchers of the four participating organizations. Full job posting can be found here.

    Le projet FastPheno sollicite des candidatures pour plusieurs postes de postdoctorants et d'étudiants au doctorat entièrement financés. Ce projet vise le développement et l’utilisation de la prochaine génération de plateforme de phénotypage à haut débit par drone destinés à des arbres forestiers. Ce projet a pour objectif de mieux comprendre les mécanismes d’adaptation des arbres, d’identifier les arbres résilients aux impacts du changement climatique afin d’assurer la santé et la productivité futures des forêts.

    Ces postes font partie d'un vaste projet auquel participent des chercheurs de l'Université de Toronto, de l'Université Laval, de Ressources naturelles Canada et du Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec.

    Nous cherchons à embaucher des post-doctorants et des étudiants diplômés ayant des compétences et des intérêts complémentaires en télédétection, en biologie végétale, en génétique et génomique des arbres, en sciences des données, en écophysiologie forestière, en bioinformatique et en modélisation statistique. Les candidats retenus travailleront en étroite collaboration au sein d'une équipe interdisciplinaire de chercheurs provenant des quatre organisations participantes. L'offre d'emploi complete se trouve ici.

  • 11 Aug 2021 15:23 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University

    Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.

    Duties:

    Our research is focused on developing technologies for climate change resilient plant agriculture. Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately study molecular mechanisms of action plant- biostimulants using model plants and crop plants.  Post-doctoral fellows will be involved in collaborative project on metabolic pathways and gene networks that affect plant biostimulant mediated abiotic stress (salinity, temperature, and drought) tolerance in plants. The successful candidates will be encouraged to participate in undergraduate/graduate teaching in his/her area of specialization and opportunity to supervise research. Additional information about our research program can be found visiting the following webpage; https://www.dal.ca/faculty/agriculture/plant-food-env/faculty-staff/our-faculty/balakrishnan-prithiviraj.html

    Qualifications:

    The successful candidate must have Ph.D. degree (completed within the last three years years) in Plant Biology, Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline with demonstrated experience in plant molecular biology / plant physiology. Superior communication skills are essential. The position is initially for two year with a possible extension based on performance and productivity.

    Salary:              Commensurate with education and experience.

    Closing Date:    September 15, 2021

    For further information regarding this Post-Doctoral Fellow opportunity, please contact:

    Name:  Dr. B. Prithiviraj -- Department of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University, Truro, NS, Canada B2N 5E3

    E-mail: bprithiviraj@dal.ca

    Please send letter of application, a recent CV along with list of publications and contact information (addresses, e-mail and phone numbers) of at least three reference.

  • 09 Aug 2021 11:51 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Biological Sciences invites applications for one full-time tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, commencing July 1, 2022, or on a date mutually agreed upon. The Department seeks an emerging scholar with a commitment to excellence in teaching and research.  Exceptional candidates at any level will also be considered. Outstanding candidates in any area of plant molecular biology will be considered, with particular emphasis on candidates who will complement or extend the department's strengths in plant biology with a cellular, molecular and/or developmental focus. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and preferably post-doctoral experience or other distinguishing attributes in plant biology or a related field.  

    Responsibilities :

    Duties will include undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, research, including the establishment of an externally funded research program, and service-related activities.

    Qualifications :

    The successful candidate will have a track record of high quality scholarly research leading to peer assessed publications; will either have, or demonstrate the potential to establish, an independent, innovative, scholarly, externally fundable research program; will have demonstrated strength in or strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions; and will exhibit evidence of the ability to work in a collaborative environment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

    Additional Information :

    To enrich our Department and create role models for a diverse population of students, we particularly invite application from those who can support and enhance our diversity, including women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons, and those committed to a diverse environment.

    The Department currently has 31 full time tenured and tenure track faculty members and 10 Instructors, and offers a full range of both undergraduate and graduate programs in Ecology, Evolution, Physiology, and Cell, Molecular and Development. The Department has a well-established and equipped research facility, including controlled environment facilities, greenhouses, microscopy facilities, cryoEM, and structural biochemistry (X-ray diffraction Laboratory), and is supported by strong research links with other University of Manitoba departments including Microbiology, Chemistry, Plant Science and Biochemistry and Medical Genetics.  

    Further information about the Department can be obtained from www.sci.umanitoba.ca/biological-sciences. Winnipeg is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba. The city has a rich cultural environment, including symphony, opera, dance, theatre, and ethnic festivals. The region provides ample opportunities for outdoor recreation in all seasons. Learn more about Winnipeg at www.winnipeg.ca.

    The University of Manitoba is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from women, racialized persons, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. 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.

    Applications including a curriculum vitae, a description of teaching philosophy, a summary of research interests, a three page research plan and contact information for three references should be sent to bioscipbr@umanitoba.ca (PDF files preferred).  Please ensure to specify position number 30379 in the application.  For further information contact the Search Committee Chair at jane.waterman@umanitoba.ca.  The closing date for receipt of applications is August 31, 2021.  

    Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that curricula vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

    Link: https://viprecprod.ad.umanitoba.ca/default.aspx

    Position number: 30379

  • 16 Jul 2021 15:01 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Scarpella lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta is seeking a highly motivated Ph.D. student with a strong interest in plant development. The selected student will start graduate school on September 1, 2022, and will combine molecular genetics and live imaging to understand the mechanisms controlling vein formation in the Arabidopsis leaf. A research-based M.Sc. degree is preferred but not required.

    Please see here for full application details.

  • 08 Jul 2021 15:35 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Faculty Position in Forest Pathology and Forest Health at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University. Application deadline August 31, 2021.

    Full posting can be found here: https://esf.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=133059

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