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Tenure-Track Positions

POSTED 6 December 2022

Assistant/Associate Professor in Crop Protection and Director of the Plant Pest Containment laboratory

Professeur(e) adjoint(e)/agrégé(e) en protection des cultures et directeur(-trice) du Laboratoire de confinement des phytoravageurs

Application Deadline: Application deadline is March15, 2023 or until position is filled
Date limite pour postuler: Le 15 mars 2023 ou jusqu'à l’embauche d’un candidat


Academic Associates

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Research Associate/Assistant Positions

Research Assistant (Bioinformatics)

The Stromvik lab (www.mcgill.ca/plant/faculty/stromvik/ ) is recruiting a bioinformatician/research assistant to work with plant genome and transcriptome sequence projects.

Position Summary:

Process sequence data, plant genome and transcriptome sequence analyses, generate reports including text and figures


Two years experience with bioinformatics tools and processes, as well as genome sequence data, proficiency in unix/linux, python, R, statistics and familiarity with high performance computing.

Minimum education a BSc in a relevant field.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply here: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/McGill_Careers/job/MacdonaldStewart...

Course Lecturer/Instructor Positions

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POSITION AVAILABLE: Plant Science Technician

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Employment opportunity (full-time) at Macdonald Campus greenhouses (Department of Plant Science), located in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue.

Position Summary:
Carries out monitoring of plant growth facilities.  Assists with projects; monitors and maintains equipment and control systems; performs technical tasks.  Provides technical guidance to users; instructs on best practices and resolves problems.  Maintains records on usage of facilities; compiles data; prepares reports.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
(i) Participates in projects and experiments in the field of plant science. Discusses the orientation and technical demands of the projects. Reviews, selects and modifies methodology. Assumes responsibility for the technical aspects in the execution of these projects. (ii) Performs technical duties in a plant science facility including greenhouses and growth chambers. Provides information concerning policies and procedures of the unit. Monitors usage of the facility. (iii) Monitors computer control systems and ensures correct equipment setting with regards to temperature, humidity, photoperiod, etc. Responds to emergencies such as power or equipment failures and takes appropriate action. (iv) Selects or modifies methodology in order to ensure optimal growing conditions, including variables such as temperature, photoperiod, irrigation, nutrients, etc. (v) Acquires, propagates and maintains plant collections. Monitors pest control measures. Coordinates provision of plants and plant samples for projects. (vii) Acts as resource person, resolves problems and instructs others. Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques, and the analysis of results. (viii) Ensures compliance with safety regulations in the use of equipment. Ensures proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials. (ix) Maintains equipment and performs repairs. Arranges for servicing. (x) Maintains inventory. Recommends and purchases equipment and materials. (xi) Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to coordinate plant production schedule for both teaching and research. Demonstrated ability to prepare integrated pest control schedule for a range of plant species and to administer treatments. Knowledge of botanical plant families and climatic requirements of each. Proven ability to use greenhouse control systems. Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to multi-task. Demonstrated ability to train students and interact well with others. Ability to carry out minor equipment maintenance (hydroponic, propagation chambers, lights, irrigation equipment, shade curtains, etc.).   Incumbent will be required to apply pesticides in an  enclosed building (greenhouse).  Must hold applicator licence CD10 and E3 (classes 1234), or be close to getting certified as licensed applicator.   Must be able to perform very strenuous physical duties, including climbing ladders, repetitive bending, crouching and upper-body rotations, lifting, pushing, carrying heavy weights (up to 40 lbs.). Demonstrated ability to work in hot and high humidity conditions. Basic ability to work in a PC environment using Windows, e-mail, Internet, Excel and Word. Valid driver's license an asset.   Holding fumigation license CD6 and E5 also as asset .

Knowledge of French and English: McGill University is an English-language university where day to day duties may require English communication both verbally and in writing. The level of English required for this position has been assessed at a level #3  (Advanced) on a scale of 0-4.”

Minimum Education and Experience:

DEC III - Horticulture 2 Years Related Experience / DEC III - Farm Management

Hourly Salary:

(MUNACA Level F) $29.42 - $36.46

Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)

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