lundi 6 juin 2016


THE POSITION:  Applications are invited for the term position of Research Associate– Ethology (2 years).  Responsibilities will include developing and implementing research protocols, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of final reports, articles for technical publications, scientific abstracts and papers, and grant applications.  The current research program includes projects on sow social behavior, environmental enrichment and housing, housing density in nursery pigs and management of pain at castration. The position offers a competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team.

THE CANDIDATE:  The successful applicant will enjoy working with the swine industry in a research environment and have a graduate degree in applied ethology (PhD preferred) 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. Further qualifications include experience and training in the care and handling of livestock, and the ability to direct research and supervise staff. The applicant must have the ability to perform on-line literature searches, experience with standard computer programs and statistical analysis packages, and demonstrated writing ability.  A valid driver’s license is required.

THE COMPANY:  Prairie Swine Centre Inc. is a non-profit swine production research corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and located 10 km east of Saskatoon.   It offers a nationally and internationally recognized program in research, technology transfer and education all directed towards the efficiency and sustainability of pork production.  The Centre operates a 350 sow farrow-to-finish research herd and currently employees 38 full and part-time staff and students.

Applications, including resume and references, should be sent before September 1, 2016 to:  Jennifer Brown, Research Associate - Ethology, P.O. Box 21057, 2105-8th Street East, Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5N9.  Phone:  (306) 667-7442; Fax: (306) 955-2510; Email: