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Période d'affichage
Du 11 mai au 30 septembre 2022

Lieu de travail
Faculté des sciences de l’agriculture et de l’alimentation, Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire, Université Laval, Québec, QC

Information générale
Milieu de vie privilégié au coeur de la ville de Québec, l’Université Laval est une grande université complète reconnue pour sa culture de l’excellence en enseignement et en recherche. Le Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire sollicite des candidatures pour un poste régulier de professeure ou professeur dans le domaine de la gestion et de l’optimisation de l’énergie et du climat des serres au Québec.

Le Département est composé d’une équipe de 19 professeures et professeurs qui encadrent environ 500 étudiantes et étudiants au premier cycle et une centaine aux cycles supérieurs. Le Département propose des programmes d’études au 1er cycle, notamment en génie agroenvironnemental, génie alimentaire et agronomie et aux 2e et 3e cycles en génie agroalimentaire et en sols et environnement.

Description du poste

  • Enseigner et développer des cours en gestion et optimisation de l’énergie et du climat des serres au Québec au niveau des trois cycles de formation;
  • Développer un programme de recherche original dans le domaine de la gestion et de l’optimisation de l’énergie et du climat des serres au Québec;
  • Participer à l’encadrement des étudiants aux trois cycles;
  • Intégrer les programmes de formation sous la juridiction du Département des sols et de génie agroalimentaire (baccalauréat en génie agroenvironnemental, baccalauréat en agronomie, maîtrise en génie agroalimentaire, maîtrise en sols et environnement, doctorat en sols et environnement);
  • Participer à la vie de l’Université Laval.

Pour plus d'information, consultez la description complète.

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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 (uarpp.uada.edu).

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 https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/UASYS/job/Fayetteville/Assistant-Professor-in-Rice-Grain- 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.

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

We are looking for an individual with research experience broadly in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and some experience in integrated resource planning and modelling focused on energy demand and supply. We are developing (e.g., greenhouse gas emissions, $/tonne of CO2) of energy demand and supply sectors for a particular jurisdiction. The individual should have some experience working with relevant energy forecasting and planning models (e.g., LEAP, MARKAL).

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. In addition, the candidate will have an opportunity to teach relevant courses in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta 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 a large consortium made up of industry and government. The position is initially for two years and may be extended. The remuneration is 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 candidate should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on energy systems. 

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

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

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 biomass processing (e.g., pelletization, densification) and the thermochemical conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals, specifically in the conversion of forest- and agriculture-based biomass or other organic waste. The candidate should have experience in conducting experimental work on biomass processing and conversion. Some experience in modeling biomass conversion processes using relevant tools is an asset.

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-BIOEXP in your application. Interested candidates should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references by e-mail to the contact below.

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

We are looking for an individual with research experience in the area of energy and environmental systems engineering. Individuals applying for this position should have an interest and research experience in modeling carbon-intensive energy conversion systems, specifically in the conversion and processing of natural gas, oil, and coal to other forms of energy. The candidate should have experience in developing process models for the estimation of the viability of these types of energy systems. The individual should also have some experience in process modeling 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 engineering based on their background in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

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 one year and may be extended. The remuneration is 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 candidate should have a PhD in a relevant engineering discipline with an emphasis on energy systems. 

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

Contact

Dr. Amit Kumar
Professor
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
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel:  +1-780-492-7797
Website: http://www.ualbertaenergysystems.ca/

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As one of Canada's top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta (www.ualberta.ca) employs over 14,000 full- and part-time staff across four campuses making it one of the largest employers in the province of Alberta.

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We are seeking a PhD student interested in studying agricultural systems, environmental quality, climate change impacts, and agroecosystem modelling within the Bioresource Engineering Department of McGill University (Macdonald Campus) in close affiliation with Science of Technology Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).   An academic background in Agricultural Science, Environmental Science or Engineering, Bioresource Engineering, Ecosystem Modelling, or similar disciplines is ideal.

Canada has committed to reaching a 40% reduction in GHG emissions by 2030 and net-zero by 2050. The demand for increased and sustainable agricultural production requires science-based farm management solutions that minimize GHG emissions. Reduction in GHG emissions and increased soil carbon sequestration in agroecosystems can help meet this commitment. The candidate will have the opportunity to study how basic principles of livestock science, biochemistry, microbiology and soil science impact GHG emissions from livestock farms and to learn basic principles of model development and application, providing the necessary skills for assessing a wider range of environmental issues.

The dairy and swine sectors have largely adopted intensive barn-based production systems, with liquid manure management. Liquid manure is a key source of methane, nitrous oxide, and ammonia emissions, both while stored and when applied to  land. Extensive measurements were recently carried out by AAFC researchers to assess the performance of new technologies and practices for mitigating GHG emissions from livestock manure. The successful candidate will assist to analyze and integrate this new research into a farm systems model, manure-DNDC, which links livestock, manure, and cropping systems to estimate flows of water, carbon, nitrogen at the farm scale. The candidate would have the opportunity to develop model components in C++, R, etc., with assistance from AAFC modellers.  The model will then be used to estimate GHG mitigation potentials and soil carbon sequestration across Canada for manure management technologies & strategies for both dairy and swine farms, including croplands applied with manure, livestock and farm facilities nationwide, considering spatial and climatic variability, as well as climate change impacts. Upon completion of the degree, the candidate will have gained enough expertise in model development and application to apply the skills to other topics.

The student will be supervised by Associate Professor Zhiming Qi and will work in collaboration with university and AAFC scientists and modellers.  Applications are currently being accepted to begin in either September, 2021 or January 2022.  There is an opportunity to initially work remotely on contract in the fall of 2021 prior to starting the PhD program in January 2022. Please contact Dr. Zhiming Qi (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Dr. Ward Smith (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Research Team:

Associate Professor Zhiming Qi (McGill) https://www.mcgill.ca/bioeng/faculty-and-staff/zhiming-qi
Dr. Andrew VanderZaag (AAFC) https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/dr-andrew-vanderzaag
Dr. Ward Smith (AAFC) https://profils-profiles.science.gc.ca/en/profile/ward-smith-phd
Brian Grant (AAFC) https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brian-Grant-2

Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Closing Date: Until a suitable candidate is selected

Location: Olds, Alberta

Olds College is seeking a permanent full-time Research Project Manager. This position manages and supports the execution of high profile projects and activities within the Olds College Centre for Innovation by integrating the disciplines of engineering, agronomy, data acquisition, analytics, project management, and information processing. This key position will help the College and its partners develop, validate and demonstrate leading edge agricultural technologies to improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of the agriculture and agri-food industry. 

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logo guelphJob Description: A dynamic, innovative and highly motivated researcher to work on a challenging project to address a critical knowledge gap concerning the impact of land management practices on hydrological processes, soil properties, and phosphorus losses during the peak loading periods (winter and early spring) in agricultural watersheds in the Canadian Great Lakes basin by improving watershed and field scale models. The successful candidate is expected to make changes (in structure and code) to enhance the capability of a watershed model and a field scale model to improve simulation of the spring and winter conditions in Ontario, Canada, and subsequently calibrate and validate the model using gathered and collected data to identify factors (e.g. climate, topography, soil, crop management, etc.) associated with high phosphorus losses during the peak loading periods. The project is significant to address high phosphorus loading to the Great Lakes.

The candidate will be located in School of Engineering at University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada and will have an opportunity to mentor graduate students and work with interdisciplinary teams which includes researchers at University of Guelph, and scientists/policy makers at various government agencies including Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). The candidate will also be part of multiple federal, state and local projects and will present scientific results at professional meetings and publish in reputed journals. The candidate will be located in School of Engineering at University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada and will have an opportunity to mentor graduate students and work with interdisciplinary teams which includes researchers at University of Guelph, and scientists/policy makers at various government agencies including Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). The candidate will also be part of multiple federal, state and local projects and will present scientific results at professional meetings and publish in reputed journals.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Agricultural or Civil Engineering, Hydrology or related fields with proficient knowledge of watershed/water quality modeling. Basic knowledge of crops/agriculture production, urban and natural resource systems is desired. Experience in programming language (e.g., Fortran/Matlab) and capability to modify codes of process based hydrologic models to improve representation of various hydro-physiological processes within the model is highly needed. Successful candidate should have a demonstrated background in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistical analysis, hydrological/water quality models. Excellent oral and written communication skills are needed and should be able to work independently/collaboratively and communicate results to wide variety of audience. The candidate should have a strong academic background, excellent research capabilities, and ability to publish in high-quality journals.

Availability and Appointment: This is a full time position and is available immediately. The initial appointment period would be for 2 years and could be extended upon fund availability and satisfactory performance.

Contact: Please send a curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, statement of research interests and three references as email attachments to Dr. Ramesh P. Rudra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and a copy to Dr.Prasad Daggupati at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Dr. Pradeep Goel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on the position, please contact

Ramesh P. Rudra
Professor, Water Resources Engineering School of Engineering,
University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1
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Phone: (519)824-4120 --EX 52110

Prasad Daggupati
Assistant Professor, Water Resources Engineering School of Engineering,
University of Guelph Guelph, Ontario Canada N1G 2W1
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Phone: (519)824-4120 --EX 58303