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Soil and Water Conservation Engineer

Department of Agriculture
Location: Charlottetown

Full-Time Classified Position
(Commencing Immediately)

The Department of Agriculture is committed to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility. Our goal is to build a public sector workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and to promote welcoming, diverse, inclusive, respectful workplaces that are accessible to all. We welcome all interested individuals including Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, Black, racialized, ethnic and culturally diverse groups, as well as people regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identities, and gender expressions. Those looking for more information are invited to visit our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy.

The Department of Agriculture is committed to the sustainable development of the agriculture industry on Prince Edward Island. This position’s role is to provide technical support for Departmental agri-environmental programs and to provide professional advice and engineering services to ensure that soil and water resources are used in a sustainable manner.

Full description here.

Période d'affichage
Du 5 janvier au 31 mai 2024
Lieu de travail
Université Laval, Québec, QC
Faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation
Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire
Description du poste
  1. Développer, participer et enseigner des cours portant sur le génie alimentaire et le génie des bioprocédés alimentaires aux niveaux des trois cycles de formation.
  2. Dans le cadre de ses activités académiques, la titulaire ou le titulaire du poste devra développer un programme de recherche original portant sur le développement d’une compréhension détaillée du génie alimentaire et du génie des bioprocédés alimentaires.
  3. Encadrer (direction et co-direction) des étudiants aux 2e et 3e cycles.
  4. Participer à l’encadrement des étudiants de 1er cycle.
  5. Contribuer à la promotion des activités de recherche dans le domaine du génie alimentaire et du génie des bioprocédés alimentaires.  
  6. Participer à la vie de l’Université Laval.

Description complète et candidature (FR)


Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Food Engineering – Food Bioprocess Engineering

Job posting period
January, 26 to May, 31 2024
Université Laval, Quebec, QC
Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences
Department of Soil Science and Agrifood Engineering
Job Description
  1. Develop, participate and teach courses on food engineering – food bioprocess engineering at the level of the three training cycles.
  2. As part of their academic activities, the incumbent will be required to develop an original research program focusing on the development of a detailed understanding in food engineering – food bioprocess engineering.
  3. Supervise (supervise and co-supervise) Masters and Ph.D. students.
  4. Participate in the supervision of undergraduate students.
  5. Contribute to the promotion of research activities in the field of food engineering – food bioprocess engineering.
  6. Participate in the life of Université Laval.

Full description and application (EN)


Dr. Oon-Doo Baik and collaborators are currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join an exciting research project. The focus of this project is to assess the influence of RF heating on the reduction of anti-nutritional factors (ANFs) and the enhancement of functional properties in faba bean powders. Additionally, the project aims to elucidate the kinetics of thermal degradation under RF conditions.   

The project is funded through the 2024-2027 from NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate Program.  This is therefore a 3-year position, provided satisfactory performance during the probation period.

Nature of Work:

The primary responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Fellow will be to conduct research associated with the NSERC-Mitacs program. It includes conducting in-depth investigations into the impact of radiofrequency (RF) heating conditions on the reduction of antinutritional factors (ANFs: vicine, convicine, lipoxygenase) in faba bean powder. The primary focus will be on assessing the thermal degradation kinetics of ANFs and functional properties under various RF heating conditions.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, and presenting data, and writing scientific manuscripts. Collaboration with colleagues, keeping laboratory spaces clean and organized, assistance with laboratory procedures, data analysis, assistance with meeting organization and presentations to research project meetings.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities:

  • Evaluate RF Heating Conditions: Investigate and analyze the effect of different RF heating conditions on the reduction of ANFs in faba bean powder.
  • Kinetics and Mathematical Modeling: Determine the kinetics of thermal degradation of ANFs and functional properties under various RF heating conditions. Develop mathematical models to effectively describe the observed changes.
  • Long-Term Stability Assessment: Assess the long-term stability of RF-treated faba bean powder, specifically focusing on monitoring ANF content during storage periods.
  • Pre-treatment Method Evaluation: Evaluate the effectiveness of a pre-treatment method, specifically soaking, to enhance the RF heating effect on the reduction of ANFs in faba bean powder.
  • Collaboration and Support: Collaborate with other team members, which involves assessing ANFs following conventional heating treatments.
  • Other duties as assigned.



A PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Food Science, Chemistry, or related discipline, preferably with experience in RF heating, instrumentational analysis, kinetics modeling, dielectric properties measurement. Candidates who are in the last stages of their PhD studies will also be considered provided there is a clear timeline to completion.


The successful candidate has experience in:

  • Demonstrated experience conducting radio frequency heating experiment (with thermal vision camera, optic-fibre temperature sensors), instrumentational analysis (HPLC, spectrometry), dielectric loss factor measurement (LCR meter).
  • Performing appropriate statistical analyses on experimental data and Matlab coding for kinetics modeling
  • Publishing research results in reputable peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Safe laboratory procedures.
  • Supervisory experience would be considered an asset.


  • Demonstrated ability to use Matlab and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Teams, etc).
  • Demonstrated ability to use HPLC and spectrometry
  • Demonstrated ability to create and foster relationships with people of diverse backgrounds and education levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to present research results to farmer and/or industry audiences.

To Apply: Applications will be accepted online only at and must include a cover letter, a statement addressing qualifications, and resume, and be submitted as a single PDF document. The statement addressing qualifications must address each and every one of the qualifications listed in the above sections on education, experience, and skills. The use of subtitles is strongly recommended. We also strongly encourage providing specific examples of actions or behaviors to demonstrate experience or skill. Applications that fail to provide all of the information required will be considered incomplete and will not be assessed.

Review of applications will start from April 15, 2024, and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Dr. Oon-Doo Baik (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Open to rank of Assistant Professor
Canada Research Chair Tier 2 in Urban Food Production Engineering

Faculty: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Department/School: Bioresource Engineering

Application Deadline: January 15, 2024, or until the position is filled

The Canada Research Chair is also open to internal candidates who already hold a tenure-track or tenured faculty position at McGill University.

Position Description
The Department of Bioresource Engineering at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Urban Food Production Engineering. The successful candidate can address several challenges in urban, local, and northern food production systems. The scope of the position may include, but is not limited to: urban agriculture (e.g., plant factories, roof top greenhouses, container farming, and novel food production systems), green structures (e.g., green walls, edible walls, green roofs, ornamental displays, medicinal plants, and rooftop greenhouses and gardens), smart housing for animals, regenerative building design (e.g., ecomimetic and biological processes for water collection, heat island mitigation, waste reduction, and nature based systems), climate control for biological and agricultural buildings, sustainable structural design, and life cycle assessment. The Department of Bioresource Engineering is part of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences on the Macdonald Campus, located 35 km west of Montreal’s city center and the downtown Campus. The Macdonald Campus Farm, Horticulture Centre, and the main Macdonald Campus are incubation sites that may be used as applied laboratories to generate ideas, build and test experimental structures, and apply the research to biological and agricultural production systems. There is a capacity for outreach to surrounding urban and rural communities. Emphasizing this area will strengthen the ties with the food production sector in the Montreal and Quebec region and deliver cutting-edge teaching and research at McGill in urban food production engineering.

The successful candidate who satisfies the eligibility conditions of the Canada Research Chair (CRC) program may be supported by the University for nomination to a Tier 2 Chair in Urban Food Production Engineering, which provides focused time for research within a full-time academic appointment.

Nominees for Tier 2 Chair positions must be emerging scholars and hold the rank of assistant or associate professors or possess the necessary qualifications to be appointed to these levels. A nominee who is more than 10 years from having earned their highest degree and has experienced legitimate career interruptions (e.g., maternity, or parental leave, extended sick leave, clinical training, and family care) will be taken into consideration using the Tier 2 justification process:

Eligibility conditions for CRCs are on the CRC Program website:

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Dalhousie’s Faculties of Agriculture and Computer Science are seeking potential CRC Tier 2 nominees in Digital and Precision Agriculture.

Tier 2 Chairs are intended for exceptional emerging scholars (i.e., candidates must have been an active researcher in their field for fewer than 10 years at the time of nomination).

The ad is here.

Note the EDI restrictions for this position are such that the position is designated to candidates who self-identify in one or more of the following groups: women, gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and Indigenous persons.

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Position(s): PhD (3 positions available)
Location(s): University of Guelph; McGill University; Dalhousie University
Start: January 2024 or until all positions are filled
Stipend: Graduate stipends are provided
Awards: Merit based and institution specific
Granting Agency: NSERC

Position 1: Sustainability Evaluation of Controlled Environment Agriculture (greenhouse & vertical farms/plant factories) – Advisor: Dr. Thomas Graham, University of Guelph

Position 2: Evaluation of Institutional, Commercial, and Industrial (IC&I) food waste and associated GHG potential - Advisor: Dr. Gordon Price, Dalhousie University

Position 3: Evaluation of IC&I Food Loss Patterns within the Montreal & Southwestern Quebec catchment area - Advisor: Dr. Grant Clark, McGill University

Read the project summary, description of positions and how to apply.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

Food Safety and Environment Division / Environmental Management Branch
Guelph, Vineland

Job Term:
3 Permanent

The Innovation Engineering and Program Delivery (IEPD) unit serve as the Ministry's core technical competence on environmental issues, safety standards, sector innovation and technical expertise for the agri-food community.

The IEPD unit is hiring for three (3) engineering positions: Water Management Engineer, Automation & Technology Engineer, and Horticultural & Greenhouse Cropping Engineer.

Water Management Engineering Specialist:
Develop engineering solutions focused on optimizing water management at the farm level. This includes water efficiency measures, drainage solutions and water treatment technologies.

Automation & Technology Engineering Specialist:
Assess and explore opportunities for technical advancement across supply chains to improve the overall sustainability of the agricultural and food processing sector.

Horticultural & Greenhouse Cropping Engineering Specialist:
Develop engineering solutions to optimize crop production and processing by exploring efficiencies across the supply chain for all horticultural cropping (e.g. field & greenhouse) systems in Ontario.


More details on these positions and application form

Do you want to be part of the solution?

Humanity’s growing demand for food, fibre and fuel within the earth’s capacity for sustainable production is often viewed as a “wicked challenge” – a challenge that requires an understanding of both technology and biological systems. The discipline of Biosystems Engineering is founded on the application of engineering principles applied to problems involving biological systems. For Canada to contribute to a sustainable future for our planet, there is an increasing need for engineers educated in the fundamentals of the Biosystems Engineering discipline.

Download the Master Eng. Brochure from the University of Manitoba for more details.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas invite applications for a 12-month, tenure-track position (80% Research; 20% Teaching) in the area of Rice/Grain Processing Technology at Assistant Professor level in the Food Science Department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to: 1) use a multi-disciplinary systems approach to develop a nationally recognized research program focusing on developing novel value-added rice products or ingredients with improved functionality, quality (flavor) and value-addition of rice byproducts in developing biodegradable packaging for food products; 2) complement and collaborate with existing/current expertise in rice drying, milling, storage, carbohydrate chemistry, sensory analysis, big-data, advanced manufacturing and bioavailability to transform the rice/grain industry from a commodity industry to a high-value food and/or food-ingredient industry that supports an integrated bioeconomy system; 3) secure extramural funding from a variety of sources including federal, state, industry and private sources; 4) recruit and advise graduate and undergraduate students; 5) develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses based on the interests and needs of the Department of Food Science; 6) serve the Department, Division and College committees as assigned, and as opportunity and expertise permits.

We are open to candidates with expertise in processing, chemistry, and/or packaging, who can support the rice/grain industry in the State of Arkansas and across the nation. This position will complement faculty in the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and in the College of Engineering on novel rice-based food and food-ingredient development for human nutrition and health needs. The candidate is expected to actively participate in the Rice Processing Program (

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Food Science, Food Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biological Engineering, or closely related discipline. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Relevant post-doctoral studies or industry experience. Demonstrated potential to excel in conducting and publishing high-impact research, developing an independent research program, collaborating within interdisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists and successful grant writing. Motivation and skills to effectively educate students through academic programs in Food Science.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with a very competitive benefits package including nationally-competitive, salary matching retirement program.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin January 12, 2022 and continue until a qualified candidate is identified.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae detailing education background, employment experience, and publications, 3) a one-page statement of research plans and goals, 4) a one- page statement of teaching philosophy, 4) a one-page statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion, and 5) names and contact information (including e-mail addresses) of three individuals who will serve as references. You can submit your application at Processing-Technology_R0007804.

Contact: Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Griffiths G. Atungulu, Search Committee Chair at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Department Head of Food Science, Dr. Jeyam Subbiah at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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- and agriculture-based biomass or other organic waste 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).

The candidate is expected to carry out research on assigned project(s). The candidate will have an opportunity to develop and initiate new research activities in relevant areas and supervise junior researchers. The candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering based on their background.

The successful candidate will join an active group of researchers in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering supported by industry and government. The position is initially for two years and may be extended. The remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications. The position is available immediately and the applications will be reviewed as received. Due to the high volume of applicants, only those of interest will be contacted by our office.

Desired Qualifications: The candidates should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on bioenergy systems. 

Please include the CODE: PDF-BIOMOD in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.


Dr. Amit Kumar
NSERC/Cenovus/Alberta Innovates Associate Industrial Research Chair in Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering
Cenovus Energy Endowed Chair in Environmental Engineering
Deputy Director – Future Energy Systems
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 1H9
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Tel:  +1-780-492-7797

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