MSc Opportunity: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saskatchewan

MSc Position with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

One MSc position is available in Fall 2019 at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre (SCRDC) of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan. The position is part of a project entitled “ Use of legume crops to enhance N use efficiency, carbon sequestration, soil health and soil biodiversity in three ecoregions chosen to represent the different climatic conditions of Canada” funded by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. The successful candidate will focus on N cycling in cropping systems. The project involves isotopic labeling of plants coupled with application of isotope-labeled N fertilizer, with subsequent quantification and tracing under field conditions. This provides a unique opportunity to gain greater insights into internal N cycling in diversified cropping systems in the Canadian Prairies. The successful candidate must hold a BSc degree in Agricultural Science, Agronomy or a closely related field by the start date and be eligible to the MSc program in the Department of Soil Science at the University of Saskatchewan. The student is expected to spend time doing field and laboratory work at the SCRDC in Swift Current, Saskatchewan.

To apply, please email a CV, a cover letter of 500 words (maximum) stating your interest in this project and how you feel you fit as an ideal candidate, a copy of academic transcripts (unofficial) and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Mervin St. Luce at mervin.stluce@canada.ca. For best consideration, please apply by May 17, 2019.

Mervin St. Luce, PhD, Research Scientist, Field Agronomy, Swift Current Research and Development Centre Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada Tel: 1-306-770-4508