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Job ID: 195562

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Saskatchewan

Date Posted Sep. 27, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Researcher
University University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Department College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Application Deadline Oct. 24, 2022
Position Start Date Nov. 1, 2022
  • Post-Doc
  • Veterinary Science/Medicine
    Agricultural - General

The Project:

  • Dr. Ryan Brook (College of Agriculture and Bioresources) and Dr. Todd Shury (Parks Canada) are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to collaborate with Parks Canada in their efforts to develop and deliver vaccines to wild bison herds, including via the oral route.
  • The overall long-term goal is to reduce the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis and brucellosis and protect existing disease-free bison herds from these two introduced pathogens.
  • The candidate will have access to captive bison herds both at the University of Saskatchewan and Parks Canada and would collaborate in a friendly academic environment that values equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Expected outcomes will include a report to Parks Canada and several peer-reviewed publications. • Two years of salary at $60,000/year, including benefits, contingent on strong progress in year 1.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in natural sciences in the past 5 years in ecology, agriculture, veterinary science, or a relevant field, excellent writing and communication skills, enthusiasm for collaboration, strong independent work ethic and enthusiasm to work in bison conservation.

Preferred Start: November 1, 2022, negotiable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: send a cover letter summarizing your research interests and qualifications and how your skills and background match with the outcomes sought, a CV, an indication of academic performance (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at first), and two of your peer-reviewed papers where you are the senior author, and names of 3 references to Feel free to reach out to discuss prior to applying. We are aiming for a November 1, 2022 start date but this is negotiable.

  • The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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Contact Information

  • Ryan Brook
    Agriculture and Bioresources
    University of Saskatchewan
    Saskatoon, SK


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