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Posted Opportunities

 

Graduate Opportunity in Environmental Toxicology

Seeking an MSc student to investigate the aquatic (microcosm) and terrestrial (soil and soil leachate) toxicity of neonicotinoid insecticides. Other avenues are possible depending on the interests of the student. The student will be based in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph. Interested student should contact Dr. Paul Sibley (psibley@uoguelph.ca).

 

Graduate Opportunities in Aquatic Behavioural Ecology

Two funded graduate student positions are available in the Aquatic Behavioural Ecology Laboratory (http://abel.mcmaster.ca) at McMaster University, beginning September 2017. The specific project will be designed to best fit the applicant’s strengths and interests. The group is focused on ecological and behavioural analyses of fish reproductive behaviour and uses a combination of field and laboratory studies to address questions about the social behaviour, breeding systems and human impacts on animal behaviour. Project 1 will be based on the costs of air exposure in caring plainfin midshipman. Project 2 will examine the impacts of wastewater on fish behaviour and physiology. Either an M.Sc. or Ph.D. level position will be offered dependent upon the interests and background of the applicant. Start dates are flexible If interested, please contact Dr. Sigal Balshine (sigal@mcmaster.ca) with a statement of interest, transcript and curriculum vitae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Position: Environmental Scientist or Technologist

Employer: exp Services Inc.
Location: Hamilton (ON)
For more information: Visit linkedin.

PhD and MSc opportunities – Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology

Graduate student positions (MSc, PhD) are available in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology at the University of Lethbridge. In general, research will focus on: Identification of adverse effects of emerging chemical contaminants on fish, and elucidating molecular and biochemical mechanisms of these effects; Identification of adaptive responses to emerging chemical contaminants in fish, and elucidating molecular and biochemical mechanisms of these effects; Effects of early life-stages exposure on physiological performance (reproduction, behavior, cellular stress responses) of adults; Multigenerational effects of contaminants on fish. The candidates will benefit from the unique and leading-edge Aquatic Research Facility (ARF) located in the new $27 million Alberta Water and Environmental Science Building.

For more information, contact Dr. Steve Wiseman, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, or click here.

Position: Research Scientist – Pulse & Legume Crop Physiology
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Lacombe, AB
Closing Date: 2 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Potato Health
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Lethbridge, AB
Closing Date: 2 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Livestock and Meat Microbiology
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Lacombe, AB
Closing Date: 2 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Large Mammals
Employer: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Science and Research Branch
Location: Peterborough, ON
Closing Date: 14 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit Ontario Public Service Careers

Position: Research Scientist – Soil Microbial Ecologist
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Charlottetown, PEI
Closing Date: 31 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Oilseed Plant Breeding for Bioproducts
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Closing Date: 28 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Oilseed Agronomist
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Closing Date: 27 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Decadal Prediction Scientist/Climate Chemistry Model Development Scientist
Employer: Environment and Climate Change Canada – Atmospheric Science and Technology
Location: Victoria (BC) and Toronto (ON)
Closing Date: 9 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Entomology Technician
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Closing Date: 20 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Tree Fruit Physiologist
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Summerland, BC
Closing Date: 3 Nov 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Aquatic Toxicology Scientist (Temporary)
Employer: Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Laboratory Services Branch, Aquatic Toxicology Unit
Location: Etobicoke, ON
Closing Date: 20 Oct 2016
For more information: Click here. Contact Recruitment Services for information on how to apply.

Position: Physical Scientist – Research
Employer: Environment and Climate Change Canada – MSC, Canadian Center for Meteorological and Environmental Prediction and S&T Meteorological Research Division
Location: Dorval, Québec
Closing Date: 11 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Virology
Employer: Health Canada – Health Products and Food Branch – Food Directorate
Location: Ottawa, ON
Closing Date: 6 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Research Scientist – Forage Biotechnology
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Lethbridge, AB
Closing Date: 10 Oct 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Ph.D. Opportunity – EcoToxChip Toxicogenomics Project
McGill University (Montreal, Quebec) is seeking candidates for two fully-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. One position will be primarily supervised by Steve Maguire, Professor of Strategy & Organization in the Desautels Faculty of Management and Director of the Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management. The other position will be primarily supervised by Gordon Hickey, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The successful candidates will conduct individual and team-based research on ecological chemical risk management, policy and regulation, with a particular focus on the role of institutional entrepreneurship in complex innovation systems. For more information click here.

Position: Research Scientist – Fruit Tree Germplasm Development
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada – Science and Technology
Location: Summerland, BC
Closing Date: 19 Sept 2016
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Work on conservation science in western North America? Interested in training on science communication, leadership, and policy? Apply for the 2017 Wilburforce Fellowship in Conservation Science. Scientists from all career stages, government/universities/NGOs, and disciplines are eligible.
Deadline 16 Sept 2016.

http://www.wilburforce.org/fellowship

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Ph.D. Opportunity – Environmental Influences on Epigenetics and Phenotypic Plasticity in Fish‎
The Craig lab (Dept Biology, University of Waterloo) is seeking a motivated individual interested in expanding their molecular and physiological techniques into the field of fish epigenetics. The prospective research will involving ‘bridging the gap’ between results from a lab setting using model species (zebrafish, trout) and applying epigenetic profiling to non-model species found in the Grand River (rainbow darter). Students interested should have a strong background and experience in one or a combination of physiology, molecular biology, and animal energetics. For more information, click here.

Position: Technical Specialist Organics Analysis/Quality Control Officer
Employer: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Location: Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
For more information: Visit jobs.setac.org

Position: Adaptive Management Program Specialist
Employer: Great Lakes Commission
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
For more information: Visit the GLC website.

Position: Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor
Employer: Arcadis Canada Inc.
Location: Ottawa, Ontario
For more information, view the job posting.

Position: Junior Toxicologist
Employer: MTE–GlobalTox
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
For more information, visit the MTE-GlobalTox website.

Position: Computational Scientist/Engineer – Selective Fish Passage Project
Employer: Great Lakes Fishery Commission
Location: Millersburg, Michigan
Closing Date: 15 June 2016
For more information: View the job posting.

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Ph.D. Opportunity – Agriculture Pesticide Pollinator Risk Assessment ‎
The Department of Plant Agriculture at University of Guelph (Ridgetown Campus) is seeking applicants to fill a GRA position at the PhD level to oversee an independent risk assessment of neonicotinoid exposure to honeybees in a corn/soybean ecosystem where seed treatment use predominates. Qualifications include an MSc, preferably in ecotoxicology and risk assessment with some combination of undergraduate experience in analytical chemistry, apiculture, field crop protection, agronomy, and/or entomology. A minimum annual stipend of $20,000 will be provided for 3 years.
For more information, click here. For information on admission requirements, visit the UoG website and send letters of inquiry to Prof. Art Schaafsma.

Position: Laboratory Technician (summer student/co-op)
Employer: AquaTox Testing and Consulting Inc.
Location: Guelph, ON
For more information: View the job description.

Position: Laboratory Technician (16-month contract)
Employer: AquaTox Testing and Consulting Inc.
Location: Guelph, ON
For more information: View the job description.

PhD Opportunity: Omics for predicting the mode of action of chemicals of concern in aquatic organisms – A position for a doctoral student is available to assess the effects of up to four naphthalene sulfonic acids (NSAs) in aquatic species using an ecotoxicogenomics approach. The candidate will be involved in a project entitled “Omics for predicting the mode of action of chemicals of concern in aquatic organisms.” The project funding is for 4 years, starting September 2016. The principal laboratories are located at the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston, ON, Canada), Queen’s University (Kingston, ON, Canada) and the Canada Center for Inland Waters (Burlington, ON, Canada).
For more information, view the attached posting.

Faculty Position: Professor, Aquatic Ecotoxicology (Tenure-Track or Tenured)
Employer: Queens University, Department of Biology and School of Environmental Studies
Location: Kingston, ON
For more information, see the attached posting.

Faculty Position: Professor-Researcher, Aquatic Biogeochemistry (Tenure-Track)
Employer: Institut national de la recherche scientific (INRS), Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Location: Québec (Québec)
For more information, see the attached posting.

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Position: Environmental Toxicologist
Employer: The Proctor and Gamble Company
Location: Cincinnati, OH
For more information: Visit jobs.setac.org

Position: Post-doctoral Fellowship: Extraction methods of phytosterols and tocopherols form oily natural mixtures for incorporation within supplements or integration in functional foods
Employer: University of Saskatchewan
Location: Saskatoon, SK
For more information: View the University of Saskatoon job posting

Position: Manager/Crops Research Technical Support
Employer: University of Guelph
Location: Woodstock, ON
For more information: Visit www.uoguelph.ca

Position: Student – Evaluation and Outcome Assessment (EOA)
Employer: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Location: Ottawa, ON
For more information, click here or visit www.innovation.ca.

Position: Research Assistant (EG) Inventory
Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Science and Technology Branch
Location: Various
For more information: Visit jobs.gc.ca

Position: Researcher
Employer: Amira International
Amira International seeks a chemical engineering or chemistry PhD student or postdoc to complete a literature review for a research project on technical solutions for managing chloride levels in water.
For more information, contact Ana at outreach@mitacs.ca.

Position: Post-doctoral Fellowship in Aquatic Metal Toxicology
Employer: Biogeochemistry Research Team of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ETE)
Location: Québec (Québec)
For more information: View the attached posting.

Ph.D. & M.Sc. Opportunity – Habitat Offsetting for Freshwater Fishes in the Oil Sands Region of Alberta, Canada‎
For more information: http://cars.fisheries.org/category/jobs/

PhD Opportunity: Aquatic Metals Toxicology – The Biogeochemistry Research Team of the Institut national de la recherche scientifique, centre Eau Terre Environnement (INRS-ETE), is actively seeking applications for a PhD candidate, under the co-supervision of Drs. Patrice Couture and Peter Campbell. The candidate will be involved in a project entitled “Development of subcellular distribution methods to identify indirect or direct effects of metals on aquatic organisms.” He or she will be based in Québec City, but will also participate in extensive fieldwork in Northern Manitoba and in internships with our industrial partner in Guelph, Ontario. The PhD is for four years, starting September 1st, 2015 and the stipend is $18,000 per year. Deadline for applications is August 1st, 2015. Interested candidates should send their CV, a letter of interest and the names and contact information of two potential referees to Patrice Couture (patrice.couture@ete.inrs.ca).
For more information, view the attached posting.

Position: Various positions
Employer: exp
Location: Various locations
Closing Date: various closing dates
For more information: contact Theresa Phillips
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