The WBDC is a dynamic and exciting place to work. The team players are enthusiastic and energetic. It's a place where you're exposed to a wide variety of jobs, projects, and tasks. The WBDC provides an opportunity to work with cattle in a research based environment.
We live and work in smaller rural, largely agricultural communities that are great places to live and raise a family. WBDC employs senior research scientists, an economist, technical staff, supporting ranch staff and administration and clerical staff.
WBDC seeks qualified individuals periodically for employment opportunities in the organization.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Position – Forage Agronomy
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The Western Beef Development Centre (WBDC) is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the discipline of Forage Agronomy for a three year term (2017 to 2020).
Job Description: Under the supervision of a senior PhD research scientist, this researcher will develop and conduct research in topics relevant to the Western Canadian cow/calf industry to improve forage production in grazing and preserved forage systems, improve forage quality and livestock productivity and ensuring the social, economic, and environmental sustainability of forage/livestock systems.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a recent PhD (within 5 years) in an appropriate scientific discipline (such as Plant Science, Agronomy, Range Management, or Animal Science) and be capable of supervising students, technicians and collaborators. The candidate will be required to work outdoors during the field season and must possess a valid Canadian driver’s license. Strong written and oral communication skills in the English language are essential.
Closing Date: Until position is successfully filled. Applications will be screened initially in early April. Screening of applications will continue until position is successfully filled.
How to apply: Submit a covering letter stating how your background and qualifications match the position , a full curriculum vitae (CV) detailing your education, awards, publications, research experience, etc. and at least two letters of reference via E-mail to: email@example.com
2017 Summer Internships
Each summer Western Beef hires up to four university students for a 4-month (May through August) internship at the Termuende Research Ranch near Lanigan, SK. Summer interns will assist in research project setup and data collection as well as general ranch duties. In June interns will be involved with the setup and hosting of the annual summer field day. Interviews are typically held in early January.
ALL SUMMER STUDENT POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED - WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH KALEN, MICHELLE, CASEY and TESS THIS SUMMER.