Help bring research to life and drive your career forward with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Canada's premiere research and technology organization.
We are looking for a Research Associate to support our Aquatic and Crop Resource Development. The Research Associate would be someone who shares our core values of impact, accountability, leadership, integrity and collaboration.
You are eligible for the Research Associate Program if you possess a Ph.D. in natural science or engineering earned within the last five years, or you expect to obtain the degree within six months. You must have a demonstrated ability to perform original high-quality research in your chosen field. This will be the main criterion used in selecting candidates and in considering extensions of their term. The general objective of this position is to provide research support for a project relating to the molecular, biochemical and developmental aspects of genes in wheat
NRC’s Aquatic and Crop Resource Development (ACRD) portfolio works directly with small to large Canadian companies to realize technological advances with bio-based resources destined for the bioproduct and food and beverage sectors, including: bio-based chemicals, structural fibers, bioenergy, bioremediation and other related industries. At our Saskatoon location we have a focus on agricultural biotechnology.
Applicants must demonstrate within the content of their application that they meet the following screening criteria in order to be given further consideration as candidates.
Education As part of the RA Program you must have received your PhD in Plant Molecular Biology within the last 5 years or you expect to receive the degree within the next 6 months.
Significant experience in plant physiology, developmental biology and molecular mechanisms of photosynthesis.
Significant experience in application of molecular tools to analyse and decipher gene expression and metabolite profiles.
Experience in the full spectrum of research activities including identification of research requirements, proposal writing, project management, data production and analysis, and reporting through written documentation, presentations and publishing.
Experience in experimental design and analysis including data collection and analysis, overseeing data production, and ensuring data quality.
Experience in working in multi-disciplinary teams.
Experience in developing partnerships and overseeing collaborative efforts .with relevant stakeholders.
The NRC advantage
The National Research Council of Canada employs forward thinkers who work at the leading edge of research and technology to set a new standard for innovation. The collaborative work of our people, their inspirations and achievements are our greatest assets. That is why we embrace diversity. The variety of expertise and capabilities throughout NRC reflects ou...r multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and attention to building an environment that fuels creativity.
As an NRC employee, achieving results means shaping Canada's societal and economic future. Regardless of whether we are providing a client with technical services, delivering the results of a strategic research project, or supporting a client to adopt or adapt a new technology, we all share a collective commitment to provide leading-edge and responsive market focused solutions to clients and partners.
We are Canada's "go-to" research and technology organization (RTO) and an integral part of the Canadian innovation ecosystem. We remain relevant after 100 years of service because of our ability to solve Canada's most pressing innovation challenges and focus on achieving real economic and societal impacts for Canada.
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