This postdoctoral position at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden Research and Development Centre, Manitoba, Canada will start in October 2022 (subject to potential working remotely). The candidate will be hired under the Postdoctoral Research Program (PRP) as a Scientific Researcher (SE-RES). Salary Range is $60,333 to $115,585. This is a full-time job for a contract of 2.5 years (subject to a potential one-year extension).
Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in improving Fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance and disease management, but it has proven much more difficult than other diseases. In fact, only a registered single bread wheat variety (AAC Tenacious) is rated as resistant in Canada. In this project, the candidate will be working with a research team from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the Canadian Grain Commission and the Crop Development Centre integrating high-end genomics technologies to contribute to the production of a high quality genome of AAC Tenacious, and genotypic and phenotypic characterization of a Targeting Induced Local Lesions In Genomes (TILLING) population of AAC Tenacious. The novel TILLING population will be a resource to identify resistance genes, and then develop perfect markers that will benefit global FHB resistance breeding programs. Production of genotypic and phenotypic data of the TILLING population where germplasm and database will be available to all Canadian wheat research programs.
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To be eligible to apply, you must be enrolled in the PRP program. Candidates must have obtained a doctoral degree (PhD) within the last three (3) years* from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences with a specialization and thesis subject related to the duties of the position.
Note: Once you have applied to the PRP inventory, send an email to MariaAntonia.Henriquez@agr.gc.ca so we can access your application from the database.
Candidates must have obtained:
A doctoral degree (PhD) within the last three (3) years* from a recognized post-secondary institution in a field of natural sciences, bioinformatics, computer sciences, plant science, plant pathology, plant breeding, biology, plant physiology, microbiology, natural resources, genetics, biology or a related discipline.
This job opportunity requires a highly motivated candidate with experience in :
* Experience in bioinformatics and/or analysis of next generation sequencing data.
* Experience using Linux/Unix.
* Experience in coding languages (Python, “R”, or equivalent).