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  • 25 Jan 2024 12:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    About UVic 

    For over 60 years, UVic has proven its unwavering commitment to providing an excellent student experience in  a supportive teaching and learning environment, to partnering with communities, and to pursuing research and  creative activities that make an impact, both locally and globally. We are prepared to face a changing world with  renewed commitment, enthusiasm, compassion and humility.  

    Inspired by and honouring place, we are a community-minded, globally engaged university where we transform  ideas into meaningful impact. 

    Territory Acknowledgement 

    We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose traditional territory the  university stands and whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day. We invite applicants to  watch the “Welcome to the Territory” video and to visit the Songhees, Esquimalt, and W̱SÁNEĆ Nations’  websites to learn more about these vibrant communities. To learn more about the Indigenous community on  campus, please see the Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement (IACE) office’s website. 

    Indigenization and Decolonization at UVic 

    The University of Victoria is committed to the ongoing work of decolonizing and Indigenizing the campus  community both inside and outside the classroom. UVic released our second Indigenous Plan in 2023 and the  Faculty of Science has drafted its Indigenization Implementation Strategy (2022-2026) as we prepare ourselves  for the work ahead. Decolonization and Indigenization are integral aspects of the 2023 UVic Strategic Plan and  the 2022 Faculty of Science Strategic Plan

    To advance our work on Indigenization and decolonization, the Faculty of Science is excited to invite  Indigenous applicants for three faculty positions in any field of Science. The three available positions are at the tenure-track assistant professor level and are cross-posted across our six departments: Biochemistry &  Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy

    UVic has a vibrant Indigenous community with over 1,400 Indigenous students as of 2023 and over 65  Indigenous faculty. In 2022, Qwul’sih’yah’maht, Dr. Robina Thomas was appointed as the first Vice President  Indigenous and she is leading the work of decolonization at UVic. In the same year, Marion Buller, renowned  legal scholar and the first First Nations woman to be appointed as a judge in British Columbia, has been  appointed chancellor of the University of Victoria. Not surprisingly, UVic has been ranked #1 in Canada for  promoting Indigenous visibility (Maclean’s 2022). 

    The Faculty of Science at UVic 

    The six departments in the Faculty of Science at UVic host over 140 research-active faculty members, 400  graduate students and several dozen professional researchers and support staff. All of us are deeply committed  to diversification across our ranks, particularly, although not limited to people who are Indigenous, racialized,  disabled, and/or have marginalized sexualities and gender identities. 

    We educate 3000 undergraduate students in 30 different degree programs, and confer degrees from the  bachelor to doctoral level. The Faculty of Science also supports six research centres - from forest biology to particle physics – and is host to 12 Canada Research Chairs. The University of Victoria is ranked #3 in the world  for climate action (2023 THE Impact Rankings), and UVic is ranked 5th in Canada and #220 globally for research  impact across all sciences (2023 Times Higher Education). All high rankings are in no small part due to the  research and education conducted by researchers and instructors in our six departments.  The UVic Faculty of Science is the destination of choice for curious minds. 


    The Faculty of Science invites applications from Indigenous scholars for three tenure-track positions at the rank  of Assistant Professor to commence as soon as possible. 

    Qualified candidates will have: 

    • A PhD degree in either life sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, or related discipline; or expect to  obtain that degree soon (“all but dissertation”). 
    • Potential to develop an impactful, independent research program as demonstrated for example through  high-quality research shared through outlets such as academic publications, interdisciplinary projects,  and community-based projects. 
    • A commitment to undergraduate and graduate education (such as supervision/mentorship) including
      • potential to develop and teach courses. 
      • potential to implement new teaching initiatives. 
      • potential to supervise diverse personnel effectively and create an equitable and inclusive  working environment. 
    • Record of, or potential for excellence in teaching, mentoring and advising at both the undergraduate  and graduate levels. 
    • A record, potential, or desire to support Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in teaching and learning,  including a potential to supervise diverse research personnel effectively and create an equitable and  inclusive working environment. 
    • A positive attitude about collaborating and participating in activities across the department, faculties  and universities. 
    • Demonstrated respect for different opinions and consideration for different point of views. 

    The following are considered assets:  

    • The candidate has interest, potential or experience in either (a) working with Indigenous ways of  knowing, or (b) in infusing Indigenous science approaches and perspectives into science. 
    • Postdoctoral experience is desirable. 
    • Potential for, and interest in mentorship, representation, and guidance of Indigenous students. 
    • Potential for, and interest in land and water-based teaching, community-engaged scholarship,  Indigenous scholarship, and engaging with UVic’s First Peoples House.  
    • Record of, potential for, and interest in improving the participation of underrepresented groups in  science. 
    • Potential for, and interest in implementing new teaching initiatives including land, water, and  community-engaged teaching. 

    In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, the selection will be limited to Indigenous peoples. Our search committee will review the pool of applications from  those who self-identify with this designated group. Candidates from this group must self-identify in their cover  letter to be considered for this position.

    The candidate's qualifications, experience, overall market demand, discipline, and the unit appointed to will  determine a candidate’s final salary offer. The salary for this position includes a competitive salary range of  $102,380 - $143,204. UVic is committed to offering an equitable and competitive salary, inclusive of a generous  benefits package, eligible leaves, and pension plan. 


    To be considered please send: 

    • a cover letter that addresses the full scope of the job requirements and includes Indigenous self identification,  
    • a curriculum vitae,  
    • a brief statement of interest in engaging with Indigenous knowledge and research
    • a statement on equity, diversity, inclusion, and Indigenization.  
    • appropriate evidence of research (for example, up to five publications or equivalent work – either  completed or in progress), 
    • a brief teaching dossier containing e.g. teaching philosophy, syllabi of courses taught, and/or teaching  interests,  
    • contact information for four references. 

    Application packages should be addressed to Dr. Peter Loock, Dean, Faculty of Science (scieoff@uvic.ca) and will  be reviewed starting from March 4th, 2024. Applications will be accepted until all three positions are filled. 

    Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be  undertaken as part of this recruitment process. 

    UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work  environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with  differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity, and in particular we are seeking for this Limited Hire search candidates who  are Indigenous. 

    Read our full equity statement here: www.uvic.ca/equitystatement 

    The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of  research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career  interruptions have had on their record.  

    Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring  process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and  Provost at FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence. 

    Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement.  Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association (www.uvicfa.ca). 

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; if you are neither a Canadian citizen or permanent resident,  please indicate if you are authorized to work in Canada and be prepared to provide a copy of your permit  authorizing same.

  • 18 Jan 2024 12:18 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Integrative Wildlife Conservation lab at Trent University is offering a PhD project on the application of remote sensing technologies for assessing the state of boreal forest structure and dynamics near Kluane Lake, Yukon. For decades, Canada lynx and their prey have been studied intensively in the Kluane region, and the new project extends this work into the realm of vegetation and snow dynamics in this rapidly-changing northern landscape. Using an unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with LiDAR, multispectral, hyperspectral, thermal and RGB cameras, and combined with archived satellite data for the region, we will investigate several of the following questions: 1) patterns of forest productivity, regeneration, and phenology across space and time; 2) sources of forest heterogeneity and resiliency to climate change; 3) spatial mapping of wildlife habitat and resources; and 4) snow condition variation and its implications on forest structure and wildlife habitat availability. In addition, this project provides several opportunities and potential collaborations related to: 5) validating new remote sensing tools for forest health and snow condition assessment; 6) forecasting future boreal forest dynamics under climate change; and 7) relating forest characteristics to the movements and habitat selection of Canada lynx and snowshoe hares that are radio-collared on site. The PhD student will have the opportunity to develop specific research questions within the scope of the larger project. 

    Successful candidates MUST have an MSc in Ecology, Remote Sensing, or related field, demonstrated evidence of peer-reviewed publications, strong field and quantitative skills, GIS and related analysis, and an interest in working collaboratively within a large and diverse research group. Additional desirable skills include experience in drone operation and working in remote field conditions. 

    To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcript, and contact information for 3 references to: Dennis Murray (dennismurray@trentu.ca). 

    For additional details, see www.dennismurray.ca.

    The start date is May 2024 or September 2024. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. 

  • 18 Jan 2024 12:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PictureThe Integrative Wildlife Conservation lab at Trent University, in collaboration with the Lithops Research and Conservation Foundation, is offering a unique PhD project on the eco-evolutionary and conservation dynamics of Lithops spp., a genus of small succulent plants occurring across desert landscapes in southern Africa. In the wild, Lithops are susceptible to human collection, habitat loss and climate change, and currently there are important knowledge gaps related to Lithops phylogeny and ecology that are impacting rigorous conservation status assessment and protection. The project involves several critical facets that are available for integration into a PhD thesis, including: 1) Genome sequencing to support re-assessment of Lithops phylogeny and evolutionary linkages; 2) Hyperspectral imaging to assess plant health and composition in relation to local environmental conditions; 3) Remote sensing to determine habitat suitability needs and potential for recolonization; 4) Population and meta-population viability analysis to assess scenarios for long-term persistence; and 5) Species distribution modeling to better understand potential responses of populations to climate change. The model for fieldwork will be L. schwantesii, which is among the most widespread and best-studied Lithops species; fieldwork is conducted in Namibia. The PhD student will have the opportunity to develop specific research questions within the scope of the larger project. 

    Successful candidates MUST have an MSc in Ecology, Conservation Biology, or related field, demonstrated evidence of peer-reviewed publications, strong lab and field skills, and an interest in working collaboratively within a large and diverse research group. Additional desirable qualifications include DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, remote sensing and GIS analysis, and working in remote field conditions.  

    To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial academic transcript, and contact information for 3 references to: Dennis Murray (dennismurray@trentu.ca). 

    For additional details, see www.dennismurray.ca and www.lithopsfoundation.com.

    The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. 

  • 12 Jan 2024 14:15 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Weraduwage Lab in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Bishop’s University, focuses on discovering strategies to enhance plant growth, productivity and resilience to stress under future climate conditions. They are seeking an M.Sc. student interested in carrying out research spanning the fields of Plant Biology, Physiology and Biochemistry. 

    The successful applicant will investigate novel roles of isoprene, a volatile hemiterpene produced by some plants. Isoprene has been found to protect plants from heat and oxidative stress (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/ articles/PMC6501071/), and is predicted to have an important role in controlling plant resilience to stress under climate change. The selected student will be involved in growing Arabidopsis plants and fumigating with isoprene, cell fractionation and organelle isolation, protein isolation and quantification, western blotting, and proteomics analyses. Prior research experience will be an asset but is not required. 

    This M.Sc. position will be funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FRQNT). The selected candidate will receive a stipend of CA $18,000 per year for two years. Students are also expected to apply for internal and external grants.  

    Canadian citizens and permanent residents including applicants from underrepresented groups, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed a B.Sc. degree in Biology or Biochemistry before starting this position. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial), and contact information of two references. Please email applications to Dr. Sarathi Weraduwage (sweraduw@ubishops.ca). Expected start date is Summer, 2024. 

    Bishop’s University implements an equal access employment / program under the Act respecting equal access to employment in public bodies and welcomes applicants who are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and who will assist us expand our capacity for diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including Indigenous peoples, visible and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ2+.

  • 24 Dec 2023 13:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center CRC 1644 “Phenotypic plasticity in plants – mechanisms, constraints and evolution”, hosted at the University of Potsdam jointly with its partner institutions MPI for Molecular Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Hasso Platt-ner Institute Potsdam, IGZ Großbeeren, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and University of Co-logne, invites applications for 30 PhD student and 2 post-doctoral positions in the field of plant phenotypic plasticity, with a focus on quantitative genetics, cell, develop-mental and molecular biology, physiology, plant ecology, metabolomics, and computational modelling.

    We offer 30 PhD and 2 postdoc positions in plant biology and related disciplines thanks to our new DFG-funded CRC1644 – Phenotypic Plasticity of Plants. We offer interdisciplinary PhD projects merging quantitative biology & genetics, cell & developmental biology, plant physiology & ecology, microscopy, metabolomics, and computational modeling & automated image analysis.

    Your research benefits from our modern plant growth & imaging facilities and the excellent scientific infrastructure. Guidance through your PhD by experienced international researchers who are leaders in their disciplines. Don’t miss your chance to join our team of young and international scientists and help shape the rapidly evolving research field of plant plasticity.

    The approved first funding period for CRC 1644 is from 1 April 2024 to 31 December 2027. Employment is thus possible for up to 45 months. The positions will be located at the University of Potsdam or one of the partner institutions named above.

    Plants have colonised almost every habitat on Earth. A major feature that has enabled this success is the remarkable ability of plants to adjust their growth and development to variable environments. The ability of a given genotype to generate different phenotypes in different environments is termed phenotypic plasticity. Such plasticity is a universal feature of life, and understanding its molecular basis and evolution is a fundamental goal in biology that forms the focus of CRC 1644.

    To achieve this goal, our consortium integrates genetics, cell and devel-opmental biology, physiology, evolutionary biology, functional ecology, computational biology and mathematical modeling. We strive for a step-change in our understanding of plant pheno-typic plasticity as an evolving trait of critical importance for crop breeding and to the fate of plant populations under environmental change.

    CRC 1644 provides an outstanding research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, state-of-the-art facilities, and funding opportunities for conference vis-its, summer schools, hosting international experts, and acquistion of soft skills. CRC 1644 strives to increase the proportion of women in STEM research.

    The PhD student positions are available in projects A1 to B7, as indicated on the website. The post-doctoral positions are in computational biology in project Z2.


    Positions will be offered according to the public sector payscale TV-L E13 grade, with 65% positions for PhD students and 100% positions for post-doctoral researchers. For a rough, legally non-binding estimate of how much this would be for you, please consult the following calculator: https://lohntastik.de/od-rechner/tv-salary-calculator/TV-L/E-13/1

    Your Application:

    Your application should include a CV, a letter of motivation stating the positions (with position IDs) you are applying for and explaining why you wish to pursue a PhD and why you have chosen the respective projects to apply for, relevant certificates, names and addresses for two academic referees, and the completed form that you can find here for download: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/ppp/job-portal/jobs.  Please apply by the deadline of 31.01.2024 via email to mailcrc1644@uni-potsdam.de .

    For more information on: the scientific framework of this call, individual projects, respective open positions and terms of employment, candidate responsibilities and required qualifications and online application procedure …visit http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/ppp/.

  • 22 Dec 2023 19:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Saint Mary's University

    Location: Nova Scotia

    Date posted: 2023-12-08

    Advertised until: 2024-02-06

    Posting Deadline: 19 January 2024

    At Saint Mary’s University, you will be surrounded by a talented and dedicated team of professionals committed to accessibility, diversity, and the provision of a positive and supportive learning environment. We recognize the importance of the contribution and growth of each individual in the University’s success. We are currently looking to fill the position of Tier 2 Canada Research Chair to join our Biology Department team.

    Job Information and Responsibilities
    The Biology Department at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) is seeking an emerging scholar as a candidate for a Canada Research Chair (CRC) Tier 2 appointment in Global Change Biology. We aim to nominate a candidate for this position who takes an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the impacts of human activities, including climate change, land-use change, biodiversity loss, and other global environmental changes on the biology of organisms. The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a CRC Tier 2 and, upon approval by the CRC Secretariat, be offered a tenure-track faculty appointment at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The SMU Faculty Union’s collective agreement with the university, which outlines salary scales and other elements associated with the faculty role, may be reviewed here:

    The Faculty of Science, which houses the Biology Department, has undergone significant renewal, with many new and active faculty involved in teaching and research. Our facilities have been renewed and all spaces within the Faculty of Science have been renovated and upgraded. We are working to establish and build upon areas of distinct research strength and through those foster collaborations locally, regionally, and internationally – this is reflected in our renewed Strategic Research Plan (https://news.smu.ca/research-plan), with this Global Change Biologist supporting the identified Major Theme of Climate Change and the Environment.

    The Biology Department supports 11 full-time faculty engaged in externally-funded research programs with expertise spanning cellular biology and genetics to physiology, behavioural ecology, and ecosystem restoration. With many of our faculty investigating indirect effects of climate change – such as habitat loss and environmental contamination at various levels of biological organization (e.g., genetics, physiology, ecological communities) – the addition of a dedicated Global Change Biology research program that directly addresses the impacts of climate change on organisms will round out the department’s research profile and enrich existing inter-departmental synergy.

    This Global Change Biologist will improve the representation of scientists from historically excluded groups. Therefore, in alignment with SMU’s CRC Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Action Plan (https://www.smu.ca/fgsr/fgsr-canada-research-chairs-program.html), this position is designated for members of the following equity-deserving groups as defined by CRC: racialized individuals, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, and women and gender equity-seeking groups. Only candidates that self-identify as belonging to one of these groups will be considered. Candidates will be provided opportunity to self-identify following submission of their application.

    Experience and Education Requirements
    In accordance with the regulations for the Canada Research Chairs (https://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca/home-accueil-eng.aspx), the successful candidate who will be nominated for the CRC Tier 2 appointment must be within 10 years of receiving their Ph.D. at the time of nomination. The successful candidate will be an emerging scholar who has a demonstrated research productivity and potential to achieve international recognition within the next 5-10 years. The appointee will be expected to establish an independent, creative, and high-impact research program based on external research funding within the general area of Global Change Biology.

    Saint Mary’s University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. Potential candidates are encouraged to explain within their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record, and to submit a full career or extended CV to a chairholder position in cases where they have had career interruptions.

    Application Details
    To apply for this opportunity, qualified candidates should submit an application package consisting of:

    1. A cover letter outlining how the applicant’s background aligns with the desired qualifications, and which of the Department’s current course offerings the applicant would most like to teach
    2. An up-to-date curriculum vitae
    3. A research statement including:
      • A summary of the applicant’s three most significant contributions to research (publications/presentations/reports/patents on a specific subject can be grouped into one contribution; maximum of 2 pages),
      • A short-term (5 years) and longer-term research plan (maximum of 2 pages)
    4. A teaching dossier that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness with student evaluations of past teaching (if available)
    5. The names, addresses, and email contacts of three persons that are best able to describe the applicant’s suitability for this position

    Please send application packages as a single pdf file to Dr. Laura Weir, Biology Department Chairperson (laura.weir@smu.ca).

    We appreciate all applications and note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls or email messages please.

    At Saint Mary’s University equity and diversity are integral to excellence and enrich our community. As an institution committed to fostering an environment of inclusion and respect, we welcome applications from women, Indigenous peoples, racialized persons/visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity and others who might contribute to the growth and enrichment of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. If you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at hr@smu.ca 

    About Saint Mary’s University
    Saint Mary’s University is one of Canada’s top primarily undergraduate universities—known for its international collaborations, leadership in entrepreneurship, and research that benefits local and global communities. Our programs in Arts, Science, Graduate Studies and the Sobey School of Business are among Canada’s best and feature professors who are committed to the success of their students. Saint Mary’s provides our 7,000 students with a place that fosters possibility, excellent research opportunities, and distinguished graduate and professional programs combined with a caring community. Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast, Saint Mary’s University is marked by iconic buildings, green spaces and fresh ocean air. The Saint Mary’s University community is committed to a prosperous future for the world—a world without limits.

  • 13 Dec 2023 14:44 | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Milieu de vie privilégié au cœur de la ville de Québec et première université francophone en Amérique du Nord, l’Université Laval est une grande université ouverte sur le monde et reconnue pour sa culture de l’excellence en enseignement et en recherche. Grâce au Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt de la Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique, l’Université Laval est la seule institution universitaire au Québec à offrir des programmes de 1er cycle en foresterie et en génie du bois menant à l’Ordre des ingénieurs forestiers du Québec ou à l’Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Le Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt est également responsable du baccalauréat intégré multi-facultaire en environnements naturels et aménagés et du seul programme gradué en agroforesterie au Canada. Il compte 35 professeures ou professeurs et enseignantes ou enseignants à temps plein, cinq chaires de recherche, trois chaires de leadership en enseignement, un consortium de recherche, deux centres de recherche et plus de 500 étudiantes et étudiants de 1 er, 2e et 3e cycles. Les collaborations avec les départements de géographie et de sciences géomatiques, de même qu’avec ceux des autres facultés de l’Université Laval, offrent des occasions intéressantes de recherche multidisciplinaire.

    Description du poste

    Conformément à son plan de développement, le Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt est à la recherche d’une professeure ou d’un professeur en écologie forestière et de la restauration. La personne recrutée devra enseigner en français à tous les cycles, appuyer les différents programmes du département, en particulier ceux du baccalauréat en aménagement et environnement forestiers et du baccalauréat intégré en environnements naturels et aménagés, et développer un programme de recherche dans les domaines ciblés. Plus précisément, les activités d’enseignement et de recherche porteront sur les domaines suivants:

    1. Écologie forestière en lien avec l’aménagement des environnements forestiers ;
    2. Restauration des écosystèmes ;
    3. Impacts des changements climatiques sur les conditions de croissance et la succession des peuplements forestiers ;
    4. Impacts de la fragmentation par les perturbations naturelles ou anthropiques sur la biodiversité ;
    5. Rétablissement des populations d’espèces à statut précaire après perturbations.

    La tâche comprend :

    1. L’enseignement en français de l’écologie forestière et de la restauration, aux trois cycles universitaires ;
    2. Le développement de matériel pédagogique et didactique ;
    3. L’obtention de financement de recherche auprès d’organismes de subvention et de partenaires externes pour soutenir des travaux de recherche ;
    4. La conduite de travaux de recherche et la direction d’étudiantes et d’étudiants de 2e et 3e cycles sur des sujets reliés aux domaines cités ci-haut ;
    5. La participation à des comités départementaux, facultaires, universitaires et multipartites (avec les secteurs privé et public) ;
    6. Le développement de l’enseignement et de la recherche en écologie forestière à la Forêt Montmorency ou dans une autre partie du domaine forestier de l’Université Laval ; 
    7. Collaborer avec un ou plusieurs groupes de recherche existants à l’Université Laval, tels que le Centre d’étude de la forêt, Silva21, le Centre d’études nordiques et la Chaire de recherche sur l’arbre urbain et son milieu.

    Critères de sélection

    1. Posséder un diplôme de baccalauréat en foresterie, biologie ou dans une discipline connexe et un diplôme de doctorat d’une université reconnue, ou être sur le point de l’obtenir ;
    2. Posséder des compétences particulières dans les deux premiers domaines énumérés de même que démontrer de l’intérêt pour développer un programme de recherche incluant au moins un des trois autres domaines ;
    3. Posséder une connaissance des enjeux reliés à l’écologie forestière et de la restauration au Québec, au Canada ou ailleurs dans le monde ;
    4. Démontrer des aptitudes en pédagogie universitaire et en mobilisation des connaissances ;
    5. Démontrer une capacité à obtenir le financement nécessaire à l’établissement d’un programme de recherche auprès d’organismes subventionnaires publics ou privés ;
    6. Présenter une vision pour le poste en matière de pédagogie universitaire et de recherche et proposer des actions concrètes pour la réaliser.

    Traitement et conditions d’emploi : selon la convention collective en vigueur.

    Période d’affichage : du 4 décembre 2023 au 3 février 2024

    Date prévue d’entrée en fonction : 3 septembre 2024

    Valorisant la diversité, l’Université invite toutes les personnes qualifiées à présenter leur candidature, en particulier les femmes, les membres de minorités visibles et ethniques, les Autochtones et les personnes handicapées. La priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes ayant le statut de citoyen canadien ou de résident permanent.

    L’université Laval étant une université francophone, l’annexe B de la convention collective stipule que la professeure ou le professeur qui n’a pas le français comme langue maternelle doit, dans un délai prescrit, démontrer une compétence langagière fonctionnelle du français oral et écrit.

    Toute personne intéressée est priée de faire parvenir par courriel une lettre d’intérêt, un document d’une à deux pages décrivant sa vision et sa philosophie de l’enseignement universitaire à tous les cycles et de la recherche, un curriculum vitæ incluant une liste de publications et le nom de trois personnes en référence au plus tard le 3 février 2024 à 17h00 à :


    Département des sciences du bois et de la forêt

    Faculté de foresterie, de géographie et de géomatique

    Université Laval

    Québec (Québec) 

    Canada G1V 0A6

    Téléphone : 1-418-656-2131 poste 407128

    Courrier électronique : direction-foresterie@sbf.ulaval.ca


    A privileged living environment in the heart of Quebec City and the first French-language university in North America, Université Laval is a major university open to the world and recognized for its culture of excellence in teaching and research. Thanks to the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences of the Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomatics, Université Laval is the only university in Quebec to offer undergraduate programs in forestry and wood engineering leading to the Quebec Order of Forest Engineers or to the Quebec Order of Engineers. The Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is also responsible for the integrated multi-faculty bachelor's degree in natural and managed environments and the only graduate program in agroforestry in Canada. It has 35 full-time professors and lecturers, five research chairs, three teaching leadership chairs, a research consortium, two research centers and over 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Collaborations with the Departments of Geography and Geomatics, as well as with other faculties at Université Laval, offer interesting opportunities for multidisciplinary research.

    Job Description

    In accordance with its development plan, the Department of Wood and Forest Sciences is seeking a professor in forest ecology and restoration. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in French at all levels, support the various departmental programs, in particular the bachelor's degree in forest management and environment and the bachelor’s degree in natural and managed environments, and develop a research program in the targeted areas. Specifically, teaching and research activities will focus on the following areas:

    1. Forest ecology in relation to managed forest environments.
    2. Ecosystem restoration.
    3. Climate change impacts on the growth and succession of forest stands.
    4. Fragmentation impacts on biodiversity caused by natural and anthropogenic disturbances.
    5. 5. Reestablishment of fragile populations after disturbance.

    Responsibilities include:

    1. Teaching forest ecology and restoration in French at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
    2. The development of pedagogical and didactic material.
    3. Obtaining research funding from granting agencies and external partners to support research program.
    4. Conducting research and supervising graduate students on topics related to the above fields.
    5. Participating in departmental, faculty, university, and multi-stakeholder (private and public sector) committees.
    6. The development of teaching and research in forest ecology at the Forêt Montmorency Experimental Forest or in another part of the forested lands of Université Laval.
    7. Collaborate with one or more existing research groups at Université Laval, such as the Centre for Forest Research, Silva21, the Centre for Northern Studies and the Research Chair on Urban Trees and their Environment.

    Selection Criteria

    1. Possess a bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology or in a related discipline and a doctoral degree from a recognized university or be in the process of obtaining one.
    2. Possess specific skills in the first two areas of expertise listed above, as well as demonstrate interest in developing a research program that includes at least one of the other three areas.
    3. Have knowledge of issues related to forest ecology and restoration in Quebec, Canada or elsewhere in the world.
    4. Demonstrate skills in university-based pedagogy and knowledge mobilization.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to obtain the necessary funding to establish a research program from public or private granting agencies.
    6. Present a vision for the position in terms of university teaching and research and propose concrete actions to achieve it.

    Salary and conditions: According to the collective bargaining agreement.

    Posting period: December 4, 2023 to February 3, 2024

    Expected Start Date: September 3, 2024

    The university values diversity and invites applications from all qualified candidates, particularly women, visible and ethnic minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and persons with disabilities. However, priority will be given to those with Canadian citizenship or permanent resident status.

    Université Laval being a francophone university, Appendix B of the collective bargaining agreement stipulates that a professor whose mother tongue is not French must, within a prescribed period, demonstrate functional proficiency in oral and written French.

    Interested candidates are urged to send a letter of interest, a one- to two-page document describing their vision and philosophy of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and the names of three references by February 3, 2024 at 5:00 p.m. to:


    Department of Wood and Forest Sciences

    Faculty of Forestry, Geography and Geomantics

    Université Laval

    Québec (Québec)

    Canada G1V 0A6

    Telephone: 1-418-656-2131 x407128 

    Email: direction-foresterie@sbf.ulaval.ca

  • 27 Nov 2023 14:47 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    One postdoctoral fellow and two graduate student positions are available in our plant lipid biotechnology lab (https://plb.ualberta.ca).

    We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with robust knowledge and experience in plant lipid biochemistry and biology, along with a record of scientific publication. The position involves independently working on projects related to the biochemical, biological, and physiological functions of lipid-associated genes in canola and Arabidopsis. The position will be open until filled.

    The open MSc/PhD positions for Fall 2024 are in the following areas: (1) genetic engineering of oleaginous yeast; and (2) biochemical, biological, and physiological studies of lipid-related genes in canola and Arabidopsis.

    For the MSc positions, candidates are expected to have a BSc degree in related majors and strong knowledge in biochemistry, molecular biology, and genetic engineering. For the PhD positions, candidates should hold an MSc degree in a related field and demonstrate strong knowledge and experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, or genetic engineering.

    If you are interested in any of these positions, please reach out to Dr. Gavin Chen (gc24@ualberta.ca) with your CV and research interests. Thank you.

  • 27 Nov 2023 14:11 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tenure-Track Faculty Position

    Open to rank of Assistant Professor in Weed Biology and Integrated Weed Management

    Faculty: Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

    Department/School: Plant Science

    Position Description

    The Department of Plant Science of McGill University’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, in the area of weed biology and integrated weed management.

    McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is located on the Macdonald Campus, 30 km from the city of Montreal, where there is a concentration of life sciences and biotechnology companies. The Campus comprises 650 hectares of farm and forested lands, experimental field stations and state-of-the-art student learning facilities (library and computer laboratories). Additional information concerning McGill, its Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Department of Plant Science can be found on their respective web sites (www.mcgill.ca,www.mcgill.ca/macdonald, www.mcgill.ca/plant).

    Job Duties

    The successful candidate is expected to develop a research program with an emphasis on understanding weed biology/ecology in order to develop integrated weed management systems for agronomic and/or horticultural crops. The research program should address how to reduce weed pressure while reducing environmental harms and include state of the art technologies in weed management.

    The incumbent will be responsible for teaching the courses “Pesticides in Agriculture” and “Weed Biology and Control”, which are core courses in the Faculty’s undergraduate program, as well as in graduate courses within her/his area of research expertise. Participation in Departmental, Faculty, and University committees and with provincial, national and international organizations is expected.

    Qualifications and Education Requirements

    Ph.D. in Crop/Plant/Weed Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field; track record and demonstrated research excellence; ability to develop research collaborations with both private and public sectors. Knowledge of French is an asset, as is eligibility to obtain a professional certification in agronomy.


    Job Classification: Tenure-track

    Rank: Assistant Professor

    Job Status: Full-time

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Application Deadline: Application deadline is December 31, 2023 or until position is filled.

    You may contact philippe.seguin@mcgill.ca if you have any questions.

    McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.


    Applications must be submitted via McGill’s HR system Workday:

    https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/McGill_Careers/job/Raymond-Building/Assistant- Professor_JR0000046609

    Applying at McGill University - Guide for External Candidates:


    The following supporting documents are required:

    • A cover letter and curriculum vitae
    • A statement of research interest
    • A statement of teaching philosophy
    • The names and contact information of three referees.


    McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

    At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

    McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

    McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence, this email or phone at 514-398-2477.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    Poste professoral menant à la permanence

    Ouvert au rang de professeur adjoint en biologie des mauvaises herbes et lutte intégrée contre les mauvaises herbes

    Faculté : Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement

    Département : Sciences végétales

    Description du poste

    Le Département des sciences végétales de la Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement de l'Université McGill invite les candidats à postuler pour un poste de professeur(e) adjoint(e) pouvant mener à la permanence dans le domaine de la biologie des mauvaises herbes et de la lutte intégrée envers les mauvaises herbes.

    La Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement de l’Université McGill est située sur le campus Macdonald, à 30 km à l’ouest du centre-ville de Montréal. Le campus comprend 650 hectares de terres agricoles et forestières, des stations expérimentales et des installations de pointe pour l'apprentissage des étudiants (bibliothèques et laboratoires informatiques). Des renseignements supplémentaires sur l’Université McGill, la Faculté, et le Département sont disponibles sur leur site internet respectif (www.mcgill.ca, www.mcgill.ca/macdonald, www.mcgill.ca/plant).


    Le candidat retenu devra développer un programme de recherche mettant l'accent sur la connaissance de la biologie/écologie des mauvaises herbes afin de développer des programmes de gestion intégrée des principales mauvaises herbes affectant la production de cultures agronomiques et/ou horticoles. Le programme de recherche devrait porter sur les moyens de réduire la pression exercée par les mauvaises herbes sur les cultures tout en réduisant l’impact environnemental et inclure des technologies de pointe en matière de gestion des mauvaises herbes.

    Le(la) candidat(e) retenu(e) sera responsable d'enseigner les cours " Pesticides en agriculture " et " Biologie et contrôle des mauvaises herbes ", qui sont des cours de base du programme de premier cycle de la Faculté, ainsi qu'à des cours de deuxième cycle dans son domaine d'expertise de recherche. Le(la) candidat(e) retenu(e) devra également participer à des comités du département, de la faculté et de l'université ainsi qu'à des organismes provinciaux, nationaux et internationaux.

    Compétences et formation requises

    Doctorat en biologie végétale, en agronomie, en horticulture ou dans un domaine connexe; excellence démontrée en recherche; capacité à établir des collaborations de recherche avec les secteurs privé et public. La connaissance du français est un atout, tout comme l'admissibilité à l'obtention d'une certification professionnelle en agronomie.


    Type de poste : Poste professoral menant à la permanence

    Rang : Professeur adjoint

    Catégorie de poste : Temps plein

    Salaire : Établi en fonction des qualifications et de l’expérience

    Date limite pour postuler: Le 31 decembre 2023 ou jusqu'à l’embauche d’un candidat

    Vous pouvez contacter philippe.seguin@mcgill.ca si vous avez des questions.

    L'Université McGill est une université de langue anglaise où la plupart des activités d'enseignement et de recherche se déroulent en anglais, ce qui nécessite une communication en anglais, tant à l'oral qu'à l'écrit.


    Les candidatures doivent être soumises par l’entremise du système des Ressources humaines de l’Université (Workday) :


    Postuler à l'Université McGill – Guide pour les candidats (externes ou anciens employés) :


    Le dossier de candidature doit comprendre les documents suivants :

    • une lettre de présentation et un curriculum vitæ;
    • un énoncé sur les intérêts de recherche;
    • un énoncé sur les intérêts d’enseignement;
    • le nom et les coordonnées de trois personnes pouvant fournir des références


    L’Université McGill s’engage fermement à respecter les principes d’équité et de diversité au sein de sa communauté, tout en valorisant la rigueur et l’excellence académiques. Elle accueille favorablement les demandes d’emploi des personnes racisées et des minorités visibles, des femmes, des personnes autochtones, des personnes en situation de handicap, des minorités ethniques, des personnes de toute orientation sexuelle et identité de genre, ainsi que toute personne possédant les aptitudes et les connaissances nécessaires pour interagir au sein de groupes diversifiés.

    McGill valorise et encourage la recherche qui reflète des traditions intellectuelles, des méthodologies ainsi que des modes de dissémination et de traduction diversifiés. Les personnes candidates sont invitées à démontrer la portée de leur recherche, aussi bien au sein de leur champ universitaire que dans un contexte interdisciplinaire, notamment dans les secteurs gouvernemental, communautaire et industriel. En outre, McGill reconnaît et prend équitablement en considération l’incidence des congés (p. ex., obligations familiales ou congés pour raisons de santé), qui peuvent entraîner des interruptions ou des ralentissements de carrière. Quiconque pose sa candidature est encouragé à signaler tout congé ayant eu une incidence sur son rendement et pouvant avoir modifié son parcours de carrière. Ces renseignements seront pris en compte aux fins d’évaluation équitable du dossier.

    L’Université McGill dispose d’un programme d’équité en matière d’emploi et invite les membres des groupes visés à indiquer leur appartenance à ces derniers dans leur dossier de candidature. Elle tient également à s’assurer que les personnes en situation de handicap reçoivent un traitement équitable et puissent pleinement s’intégrer à la vie universitaire en ayant à cœur de mettre en œuvre les principes de conception universelle dans toutes les sphères d’activité de l’Université, conformément aux politiques et procédures relatives aux aménagements. Les personnes en situation de handicap qui pourraient avoir besoin de certains aménagements pour soumettre leur candidature sont invitées à communiquer en toute confidentialité par courriel ou par téléphone au 514-398-2477.

    On encourage tous les candidats qualifiés à postuler; veuillez noter que conformément aux exigences de l’immigration canadienne, la priorité sera toutefois accordée aux personnes détenant la citoyenneté canadienne ainsi que le statut de la résidence permanente 

  • 25 Oct 2023 16:26 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    About the University & Research Environment

    KU Leuven offers a competitive and international working environment with access to the latest technologies and expertise. KU Leuven is the top ranked university in Belgium, ranks 5th in mainland Europe, and 45th globally (Times Higher Education). KU Leuven has also been ranked the most innovative university in Europe by Thompson Reuters for several years running. Leuven is also one of Europe’s best university towns located only 30 minutes from the EU capital, Brussels and has an international and diverse student community.

    The Division of Crop Biotechnics performs cutting-edge research on crop and model plant species, integrating knowledge at the cellular, tissue, plant, environment, and agro-systems level. The Division consists of six relatively new research groups with a strong expertise in molecular biology, plant pathology, tropical crops, cell biology, secondary metabolism, and plant hormones. The member labs work as a highly integrated team with extensive shared facilities, equipment and expertise and thus provide a very international, collaborative working environment.

    The Laboratory for Experimental Plant Systems Biology (EPSB Lab)

    The Laboratory for Experimental Plant Systems Biology (www.mehta-lab.com) specializes in developing and applying genomics and proteomics technologies in plant systems for a variety of different problems. The lab is currently researching the plant circadian clock as a potential source of genetic variation to address climate-change related challenges in agriculture.


    All multicellular organisms possess internal circadian clocks that allow their physiology to adapt to and anticipate cyclic environmental changes. The plant clock is a complex genetic network consisting of several proteins that bind to the promoter regions of other clock genes (in addition to thousands of other genes) and thus regulate each other. Past genetic studies have uncovered many such regulatory links; however, we still do not understand how exactly clock transcription factors (TFs) act to impact the expression of all their target genes. In this project, the candidate will use plant synthetic biology tools to develop new methods that allow us to precisely identify the protein-protein interactions that direct the functioning of clock TFs. You will then employ these methods to study how these interactions change depending on the location and genomic context of the clock TFs. This will deepen our understanding of the plant clock and potentially lead to the discovery of new roles for many clock TFs under different environmental conditions such as future climates. Ultimately, discovering how clock TFs act under different environments will lead to new targets for crop improvement.

    The project will involve experiments using standardized DNA assembly methods, protein biochemistry, targeted proteomics, and bioinformatics. As a result, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to acquire a range of skills suitable for both academic and industrial careers, including beyond the plant domain. Further, you will be given the freedom to shape the project as you develop scientifically and use the excellent research environment at KU Leuven to realise your own ideas within the project’s context.

    Contact: Prof. dr. Devang Mehta (devang.mehta@kuleuven.be)

    (Please apply by uploading a CV with contact details for 2 references and a cover letter using this link or the QR Code. Please do not upload any additional documents at this stage.)

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