Aquatic and Crop Resource Development
Saskatoon - Saskatchewan
Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premiere research and technology organization.
We are looking for a Research Associate to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development. The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
You are eligible for the Research Associate Program if you possess a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering earned within the last five years, or you expect to obtain the degree within six months. You must have a demonstrated ability to perform original high-quality research in your chosen field. This will be the main criterion used in selecting candidates and in considering extensions of their term.
The general objective of this position is to provide research support for a project relating to the molecular, biochemical and developmental aspects of genes in wheat
NRC’s Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) portfolio works directly with small to large Canadian companies to realize technological advances with bio-based resources destined for the bioproduct and food and beverage sectors, including: bio-based chemicals, structural fibers, bioenergy, bioremediation and other related industries. At our Saskatoon location we have a focus on agricultural biotechnology.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates:
EducationAs part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Plant Molecular Biology within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.
- Significant experience in plant physiology, developmental biology and molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis.
- Significant experience in application of molecular tools to analyse and decipher gene expression and metabolite profiles.
- Experience in the full spectrum of research activities including identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, data production and analysis, and reporting through written documentation, presentations and publishing.
- Experience in experimental design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality.
- Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams.
- Experience in developing partnerships and overseeing collaborative efforts .with relevant stakeholders.
For alternate qualifications please refer to equivalency heading below.
Candidates who possess a PhD in a related field may also be considered.
Condition of employment
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
- Advanced knowledge in the practical aspects of photosynthesis research, and the broad application of molecular and bioinformatics tools to achieve research goals.
- Solid knowledge in genomics, transcriptomics and metabolomics.
- Ability to plan and conduct innovative experiments which may require initiating and designing new experiments, overseeing experimental set-up, data collection, and investigating emerging technologies.
- Ability to lead or contribute to the development of new experimental procedures.
- Ability to efficiently gather data, maintain, analyze, and prepare project reports, and develop written reports for publication.
- Ability to provide scientific expertise and act as a technical resource to relevant internal and external stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.
- General knowledge of project management principles and practices.
- Knowledge of good laboratory practices and safety awareness.
Communication – Level 2
Continuous Professional Learning – Level 2
Creative Thinking – Level 3
Initiative – Level 2
Teamwork – Level 2
For this position, NRC will evaluate candidates using the following competency profile(s): | Research
Relocation assistance will be determined in accordance with NRC's directives.
09/13/2017 (27 days)
Applications will be accepted until 23:59 Eastern Time
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Telephone: (613) 991-1123
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