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Campus Job Posting‑ Research Technician

Posted by Stephanie Rogers on February 14, 2019 in News

Research Technician

(Term Position)Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental SciencesFaculty of Agriculture, Truro, NS

Dalhousie is a leading, research-intensive Canadian university offering a wealth of programs through diverse faculties. With campuses located in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, as well as a Medical School site in Saint John, New Brunswick, Dalhousie has more than 6,000 faculty and staff who make up the university’s energetic academic community. Dalhousie is proud to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2012 and 2013.

The Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University is a small research-intensive campus located in Truro, NS. Offering technical, undergraduate and graduate programs in agriculture, environment and related life and social science disciplines, the Faculty of Agriculture educates future leaders and generates knowledge and innovative solutions for healthy, sustainable societies.  


Reporting to Associate Professor D. Lynch, the technician will work in the Atlantic Soil Health Lab on a regional project that is creating a database of agricultural soil health. Duties will include processing soil samples with a variety of analytical tests, recording and working with data, and laboratory maintenance. This technician will work with a post-doctoral researcher, a research assistant and graduate students. 


Ability to work in a team
Demonstrated interest in agriculture or soil science
Must be able to pay attention to, and record details
Ability to learn new skills
Excellent communication skills
Completion of at least 2 year of studies in agriculture, biology, or environmental sciences with a minimum average of 75%
Valid driver's license (essential)

Additional assets include (in order of importance):
Laboratory skills or training in soil or plant analysis
Interest or experience with soil microbiology
Two years of agriculture education completed

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Carolyn Marshall, Dept. Plant, Food, and Eni Sci

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience as per Dalhousie University pay-scale guidelines.

Closing Date: Friday,March 1st, 2019

Note: This is a casual position for a six-month term

Application Procedures: Submit your resume with cover letter describing your interests and qualifications including three references to:

Dr. Carolyn Marshall, Dept. of Plant, Food, and Eni Sci