PhD Opportunity: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton

Soil Ecology & Carbon Cycling Ph.D. Positon Offer
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Fredericton

The Fredericton Research and Development Center invites applications for a PhD. position in the Landscape and Soil Carbon Sciences Group.A posiion is available within the next 2-6 months in a research program focused on soil carbon cycling and land-use managements in terrestrial ecosystems. The program examines how land-uses, pedo-climaic factors, soil fungal, bacterial and micro-fauna communi6es affect the soil carbon dynamic in the Atlanic Region of Canada.Successful candidates will work closely with a team of grad students, staff scienists, postdoctoral researchers, technicians, and external collaborators.The positon is for three years, with a six months possible extension coningent on exemplary performance. Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and names of references to Dr. Louis-Pierre Comeau (

Education: M.Sc. in soil science, environment or related discipline completed within the last 5 years.

Additonal Details:

Clearance: Position will require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to pre-employment security checks.

Equal Opportunity: The Fredericton Research and Development Center is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practces are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, or genetic information within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations.

Where You Will Work: Located in the west-central portion of the province of New Brunswick along the Saint John River, the AAFC Fredericton Research and Development Center (FRDC) is a muli-disciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science in agriculture. The FRDC was established in 1912 and current research consists in developing and evaluating environmentally sustainable ways to farm lands for crop production in New Brunswick.

Appointment Type: PhD. student

Salary: competive

Contact Details

Contact Name: Louis-Pierre Comeau