Graduate Student Opportunities
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General Accountabilities The Drought Contingency Specialist works with individuals and the community to promote and increase the adoption of irrigation efficiency techniques and pilot projects in the Whiteman’s Creek subwatershed. The Specialist provides technical information to landowners to assist them with the implementation of drought contingency plans. The Specialist is the main contact for private landowners accessing the Brant Federation of Agriculture`s Drought Contingency Pilot Project. The Specialist must work with private landowners by conducting on-site consultations with clients; field inspections and ongoing support to landowners. The Specialist must also coordinate the delivery of various cost-sharing pilots and ensure that clients have access to the most appropriate sources of funding. This includes presenting projects to the local irrigation study group for review. The Specialist is responsible for liaising with the pilot steering committee. The Specialist also manages data and mapping ; related promotional activities, communications and reporting. The Specialist is responsible for developing and irrigation study group. The purpose of this group will be the development of irrigation efficiency demonstrations.
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The Pollutants-to-Products (P2P) Research Initiative at Grande Prairie Regional College is looking for an Algal Physiologist to lead the applied research and technology development of our microalgae project funded by Government of Canada and industry partners. Candidates in Industrial Microbiology or Microbiological Physiology will also be considered. We have developed a state-of-art laboratory/solarium with a major research focus on pollutant capture using microalgae and/or other microorganisms. The incumbent will be a highly self-motivated team player with outstanding leadership, communication and laboratory skills. Peer-reviewed publication is essential. Industrial and product development experience are valuable assets.
This is a term (3-year) funded position available immediately, with possibility of renewal pending on further funding availability. The remuneration is competitive and will depend on the candidate’s qualification.
Qualification requirements: minimum MSc, more than 2 years of related experience, a valid driver’s license, able to travel and conduct field work, physically fit to climb. A copy of post-graduate transcripts is required in the application.
For further information, please contact Weixing Tan, PhD, Principal Investigator, Pollutants-to-Products Initiative at email@example.com.
This full-time, term-certain position will commence as soon as a qualified candidate is found and end December, 2015. Grande Prairie Regional College offers an attractive benefits and remuneration package.
Competition Number: WP0882
This summer GREEN is launching a new program in Iceland, the "greenest" country in the World. This program is offered in partnership with Reykjavik University, which provides transferrable academic credit upon completion of the 10-day program.
April 22, 2013
Crop Defenders Ltd. has been servicing the Canadian Greenhouse Industry since 2007. We sell products such as predatory mites, beneficial insects & nematodes and various other greenhouse supplies. We firmly believe that our employees drive our success and competitive advantage.
- Technical Sales Representative & Assistant IPM Advisor.
- Ontario (80% Essex, Kent, & Lambton counties, 20% travel to other areas)
- Permanent, Full-Time.
- Starting wage of $16/hour and subject to review dependent upon work experience, knowledge, and progress while working with the company.
- Success in this role requires ability to work independently in a wide variety of circumstances to assist the growers to meet their crop protection goals with our products and services.
- A University Degree or Diploma in Entomology/Biology or Horticulture is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Knowledge in Entomology, Plant Physiology, Botany & Zoology is an asset
- Computer skills including proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook/Webmail) are essential.
Master of Science Student – University of Guelph
Applicants with an interest in renewable energy are invited for a Masters Student position in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Guelph, with the hands-on research component at the Kemptville Campus, in Kemptville, Ontario. This offers an exciting opportunity to study in an emerging field at one of Canada’s leading research universities.
Current concerns over the impact of greenhouse gas production from fossil fuels and increasing energy costs are driving the interest in renewable energy sources. Direct combustion of biomass (grasses, wood) has opportunities from home, greenhouse, and agricultural building heating, to replacing coal in large industrial scale energy consumers and electricity producers. However, during the combustion process, high concentrations of inorganic elements in the biomass reduce the combustion efficiency.
However, some of these compounds are water soluble and are leached from the harvested crops when exposed to natural precipitation. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of leaching soluble compounds from biomass crops prior to combustion. This will be performed under laboratory controlled conditions. Biomass samples will be harvested, pretreated (chopping, grinding), and subjected to leaching tests by soaking the biomass with a water based solution with varying parameters (temperature, pH, time). The chemical composition of the treated biomass will be analyzed. The results will be used to develop biomass processing systems to remove soluble components from the raw biomass and to estimate the potential for fouling and slagging in subsequent combustion processes. Under the guidance of the faculty advisor, the student will develop the experimental plan, perform the trials, analyze the data, and develop a model to predicted nutrient leaching.