Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Two Years: 2012-2014)
“Synchrotron-based Feed molecular Structure Research Program: Applications of Synchrotron FTIR Microspectroscopy and Synchrotron Soft-x Ray in Feed Molecular Structure and Molecular Nutrition Research”
The Department of Animal and Poultry Science, College of Agriculture and Bioresources, University of Saskatchewan, Canada, is seeking applicants for a two-year postdoctoral research fellow position in the areas of Feed Chemistry, Molecular Nutrition, Feed Science, Feed Processing Technology, Ruminant Nutrition and Molecular Spectroscopy.
Duties: Conduct and publish research related to the defined research areas; assist in the coordination and daily operation of a research program, including the research activities of graduate (both M.S. and Ph.D.) students, technicians and collaborators; be involved in various grant-related activities, and preparation of research reports and manuscripts for publication.
Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in one of the following areas: synchrotron application, FTIR and x-ray application, feed/food chemistry, biochemistry, feed/food science or animal nutrition, demonstrated expertise in plant, feed or animal research, spectral data analysis, and techniques in FTIR, x-ray, NEXAFS, feeds and nutrition research; expertise in data interpretation and publication of results in the scientific literature; and strong written and oral communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with grantsmanship, manuscript preparation, teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, and a demonstrated ability to work with other investigators, support personnel, and students in a collaborative research environment.
Conditions: The position is for one year first, renewable for up to two years (renewal dependent upon progress). Salary will follow the university standard for a PDF. Funds to carry out associated research activities (eg conference) are available.
Close Date: Until position is successfully filled.
How to Apply: Please send a covering letter stating how your background and qualifications match the position is required, a full curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your education, awards, publications, research experience, etc. and at least two letters of reference to:
Dr. Peiqiang Yu
Department of Animal and Poultry Science
College of Agriculture and Bioresources
University of Saskatchewan
6D10 Agriculture Building
51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon SK S7N 5A8 Canada
Tel: (306) 966 4132
Fax: (306) 966 4151
Screening of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Only candidates that are interviewed will be notified.
The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.