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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch 
Guelph (Ontario), Hamilton (Ontario) 
The projected start date is September 3, 2020 with an end date of August 31, 2022. It is expected that the student will work 25 hours per week.

Closing date: 24 July 2020 - 23:59, Pacific Time

Who can apply: Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. To be considered for Research Affiliate Program (RAP) work opportunities, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be recognized as having full-time student status by the post-secondary academic institution at which you are currently enrolled. (Proof will be required)
  • Be the minimum age to work in the province or territory where the job is located.

Work description:

Under the supervision of Dr. Q. Liu and Dr. M. Thompson, the candidate will conduct research to advance knowledge on 1) development of novel starch-based bioplastics; 2) understand the structure and property relation of Canadian pulse starches; 3) the mechanism of starch blending with other polymer and biopolymers; 4) characterization of physicochemical properties and structural of novel starch and starch-based bioplastics.

For more information: https://emploisfp-psjobs.cfp-psc.gc.ca/psrs-srfp/applicant/page1800?poster=1471131

Dalhousie University, Faculty of Agriculture
Truro, Nova Scotia

Assistant or Associate Professor of Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood

Tenure Stream

Agriculture - Dean's Office


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Agriculture invites applications for a probationary tenure-track, tenure-track or tenured position in Big Data in Agriculture and AgriFood at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor commencing July 1, 2020. (Exceptional candidates will be considered at the Full Professor rank depending upon qualifications and experience). The successful applicant will be expected to engage in leading-edge research with faculty and students, to apply for external grants, to teach, and to contribute to the academic life of the university through committee service and other activities. Capability to make contributions to graduate student (MSc & PhD) education and research is essential. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate potential for collaboration with colleagues from the faculty’s wide range of research programs in agriculture and agrifood, as well as government and community and industry groups.

We are looking for an individual with research experience in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modeling fossil fuel-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion and processing of oil, natural gas, and coal to other forms of energy. The candidate should have experience in the development of process models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience of process modeling using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

We are looking for individuals with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering with a focus on biomass. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modelling biomass-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion of forest-based biomass or biomass waste generated by the forest industry to fuels and chemicals. The candidate should have experience developing techno-economic models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).

We are looking for an individual with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and some experience in integrated resource planning modelling focused on energy demand and supply. The aim is to develop environmental footprints (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions) of energy demand and supply sectors for a particular jurisdiction. The individual should also have some experience working with relevant energy forecasting and planning models (e.g., LEAP, MARKAL).

We are looking for individuals with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering with a focus on biomass. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modelling biomass-based energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion of forest-based biomass or biomass waste generated by the forest industry to fuels and chemicals. The candidate should have experience developing techno-economic models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools (e.g., Aspen Plus).