Job and Graduate Student Opportunities

Research Assistant - Beef Genomics (Closing Date: March 15, 2022)

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada job posting on the Government of Canada Jobs website for process 22-AGR-BCAB-EA-STB-008323, EG-04

English: Research Assistant - Beef Genomics (cfp-psc.gc.ca)

French: Adjoint ou adjointe de recherche - génomique du boeuf (cfp-psc.gc.ca)

Seasonal Research Assistants - Precision Ranching Research Project (Posted Feb 15, 2022)

The beef cattle research group at the University of Alberta is looking for 2-3 summer research assistants to assist with studies examining cattle behavior and activity in the Aspen Parkland. Throughout the summer, students will gain familiarity with rangeland research, ecology and management. Job is located in Edmonton and at the Roy Berg Kinsella Research Ranch.

More details: Precision Ranching Job Posting 2022

Please e-mail your resume, statement of interest, and names of references, to: Edward Bork, AFNS Dept., U of Alberta (Edward.bork@ualberta.ca)

Post-doctoral fellow position: Beef research project (Posted Feb 1, 2022)

A post-doctoral fellow position is open at the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, working on a new project examining the relationship between genomics, cattle grazing behaviour (diet and habitat selection), and performance, while grazing on open pasture. The long-term goal is to develop and implement genomics tools to improve the environmental sustainability, feed efficiency and other economically-relevant traits of beef cattle while grazing during various phases of the Canadian beef cattle production cycle.

For more information or to apply, send a cover letter, statement of research interests, updated CV, and the names of references to either Dr. Edward Bork or Dr. Carolyn Fitzsimmons. The start date is ASAP.