dimanche 1 mai 2011


THE POSITION: Applications are invited for the fulltime permanent position of Research Scientist – Ethology/Welfare. As the scientific thought leader in this field, you will develop and manage a research program that meets the evolving needs of the commercial pork industry as it balances production with the expectations of society. The successful candidate will collaborate widely across disciplines world-wide and seek practical solutions to questions which have productivity, economic, social and moral implications for a variety of stakeholders in the pork value chain. The Research Scientist is required to obtain adjunct status at the University of Saskatchewan and supervise graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. This position provides an exciting career opportunity for someone interested in conducting market-driven research motivated by a strong desire to interact with and support the pork industry in areas of efficiency, sustainability and animal wellbeing. Current research includes projects on handling & transportation, as well as sow social behaviour and housing. The position is part of the senior management team at the Centre, offering competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team to make a difference in the industry and academia.

THE CANDIATE: The successful applicant will enjoy working with the swine industry in a research environment and have a graduate degree in applied ethology (PhD) with a strong knowledge of swine behaviour. The applicant will have strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and have demonstrated the ability to work as part of a team as both leader and participant. Knowledge of the North American pork industry is an asset. Both junior and senior level scientists are invited to apply.

THE COMPANY: Prairie Swine Centre Inc. is a non-profit swine production research corporation located 10 km east of Saskatoon. It offers a nationally and internationally recognized program in research, technology transfer and education all directed at the efficiency and sustainability of pork production. The Centre operates a 300 sow farrow-to-finish research herd plus on-farm commercial trials and currently employs 40 full and part-time staff and students.

Additional details on the position may be found at www.prairieswine.com/careers

Applications, including resume and references, should be sent before August 31, 2011 to:
Lee Whittington, President/CEO., P.O. Box 21057, 2105-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9. Phone: (306) 667-7447; Fax: (306) 955-2510; lee.whittington@usask.ca.