Post Doctoral Fellow – Departments of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics and Entomology

University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba
Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences
Departments of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics and Entomology

Post Doctoral Fellow
Position #: 29579

Job Description:
The Derek Brewin, Department of Agribusiness and Agricultural Economics, and Lead of the Economics and Environmental Activity within the Multi-Disciplinary research of the Inoculant based BENEFIT project of Genome Canada, seeks highly-qualified applicants for a full-time, term position at the rank of Post Doctorate Fellow. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment may begin on or after August 1, 2024 and will run for at least 24 months.

Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will:
– Support a research program meant to meet the needs of the BENEFIT project, which will include, research into the economic models of soil based biological products and their benefits to farmers as well as the markets for such products. See the summary of the BENEFIT Project at: https://genomecanada.ca/project/bio-inoculants-for-the-promotion-of-nutrient-use-efficiency-and-crop-resiliency-in-canadian-agriculture-benefit/.
– Have excellent communication skills and be able to work well individually and collegially within a diverse interdisciplinary environment.

Qualifications :
Essential: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. earned no later than 5 yrs. since graduation or be nearing completion in Agricultural, Environmental or Resource Economics, Plant Science, Agronomy, Soil Science or a related area. The successful applicant will have strong analytical skills with demonstrated expertise in advanced quantitative and statistical methods (must include advanced econometrics or simulation courses in their Ph.D. program).

Desired: The supervisor is seeking an applied environmental or resource economist, or physical scientist with economics training with a record of research in topics at the intersection of agriculture, the environment, and natural resources. Experience using new approaches to analyze data and evidence of proficiency with up-to-date software and tools will be considered assets.

As part of their application, candidates must provide evidence of research excellence using a CV, a research statement, and letters of reference.

A complete application for this position must include: a cover letter, unofficial or official transcripts of all advanced degrees, a curriculum vitae, a job market paper (a work in progress can be submitted if it is expected to be complete for a presentation for fall of 2024), and a statement of research interests. Three confidential letters of reference must be received directly from the applicant’s referees. All the application material must be submitted to the chair of the search committee by way of pdf e-mail attachments to: [email protected] A review of applications will begin on May 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information :
The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

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