PLSC PDF Grassland Genomics and Ecosystem Services

University of Saskatchewan

Main Function: Profitable people will be a part of a set of latest, extremely collaborative, and well-funded initiatives exploring multi-trophic interactions in grassland ecosystems and figuring out administration interventions that may improve the related ecosystem companies.

Nature of Work: Our group’s focus in these initiatives might be on understanding how the species and genetic composition of plant assemblages affect soil microbial communities and the implications of these relationships for a number of ecosystem companies. We’ll discover these questions utilizing observational research, and area and greenhouse experiments. There might be appreciable alternative to collaborate with researchers throughout an array of fields (ecology, plant breeding, soil science, entomology, and synthetic intelligence), and to combine knowledge generated by different teams into wholistic analyses. Whereas there are outlined deliverables for these initiatives, every place will be formed by the pursuits of the profitable applicant.

Accountabilities: The profitable candidates will primarily work on integrating present and incoming knowledge linking plant and soil microbial communities to plant productiveness, soil carbon, and plant-insect interactions. We’ve got a number of present knowledge units together with plant and soil knowledge collected from pure and seeded grasslands throughout the Canadian prairies and might be gathering giant volumes of comparable knowledge as a part of our newly funded initiatives. The profitable candidates might be anticipated to 1) assist coordinate knowledge assortment and knowledge administration throughout all research and a couple of) lead integrative knowledge evaluation in collaboration with extra senior researchers. Deliberate analysis might be divided between the 2 positions based mostly on the profitable candidates’ pursuits; nonetheless, there may also be important alternative for impartial analysis in each positions. Should be keen to relocate to Saskatoon, SK, as each positions contain important on-site work.

Training: Will need to have acquired a PhD in a related self-discipline throughout the final 5 years, or anticipated protection previous to September 2024.

Expertise: Should be the lead creator on at the least one paper revealed or in overview at a peer reviewed venue, ideally an ISI listed journal. Expertise producing and analyzing soil microbiome knowledge. Expertise working with giant datasets and complicated analytical strategies (e.g., random forests, structural equation fashions, and so on.)

Abilities: Candidate should possess wonderful oral and written communication abilities in English. This place requires a motivated, dependable and well-organized one that is ready to perform independently and likewise work in a multi-disciplinary group setting.

To Apply:
candidates should embody a canopy letter (which features a description of how your pursuits and expertise match this place) in addition to a CV. Software overview will start instantly, and positions will stay open till appropriate candidates are discovered.

The beginning dates for these positions are versatile and will be quick; nonetheless, we search at the least one candidate to begin previous to Might 2024. Consequently, early availability is taken into account an asset.

The College of Saskatchewan (USask) is in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada: an inexpensive mid-sized metropolis with a various and thriving financial base, a vibrant arts neighborhood, and a full vary of leisure actions. The College has a fame for excellence in instructing, analysis and scholarly actions and is a member of the U15 Group of Canadian Universities. It affords a full vary of undergraduate, graduate, {and professional} packages to a pupil inhabitants of greater than 25,000. The Bennett lab is in The Faculty of Agriculture and Bioresources, which is a global chief in utilized analysis and scholarship with experience built-in throughout three main scientific and social domains; meals and bioproduct sciences; setting, ecology and neighborhood; and sustainable manufacturing techniques.

Division: Plant Sciences
Standing: Time period
Employment Group: Submit-Doctoral Fellows – PSAC
Full Time Equal (FTE): 1.0
Wage Info: The beginning wage might be commensurate with training and expertise.
Posted Date: 11/20/2023
Closing Date: Open Till Stuffed
Variety of Openings: 2
Work Location: On Campus

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