Job Title: Research Associate – Organic Agriculture
Organization: Institute for Sustainable Food Systems
Location: Richmond/Vancouver, BC
Term: 35 hours/week for one year, renew... (see below)
The Institute for Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) is seeking applications for a Research Associate who will be responsible for leading the establishment and execution of field and protected structure based research and extension programming focused on organic market crop, forage crop, livestock production, and agroecosystem management.
The ISFS is an applied research and extension unit at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU). We investigate and support regional food systems as key elements of sustainable communities, focusing predominantly on British Columbia but also extending our programming to other regions. Our applied research focuses on the potential of regional food systems and encompasses agriculture and food, economics, community development, community health, policy, and environmental stewardship. Our extension programming provides information and support for farmers, communities, business, policy makers, and others. Community collaboration is central to our approach.
ISFS employs a multidisciplinary team of researchers with expertise in food systems, agriculture, economics, farm business management, ecology, public health, planning and policy, extension education and other disciplines. Our office is on KPU’s Richmond campus, located at 8771 Lansdowne Road, Richmond BC. The campus is served by rapid transit (Canada Line - Lansdowne Station), by which downtown Vancouver can be reached in about 30 minutes.
More about us and our work is at www.kpu.ca/isfs
Responsibilities and Tasks
The Research Associate – Organic Agriculture will be responsible for planning, day to day execution of, and reporting on field and protected environment based organic crop and stock production research projects. Field based research is conducted at sites away from campus. This position also will be responsible for leading the preparation of extension materials and programming associated with research project knowledge mobilization. The Research Associate- Organic Agriculture may also, from time to time, contribute to other ISFS sustainable food system research initiatives. The primary responsibilities of this position include:
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
The successful applicant for this position will be a well-rounded and skilled production agriculturist and scientist. You must:
The following will be considered assets:
Submit your letter of application, resume, and Names of three references with contact information to:
Kent Mullinix, Director- ISFS (email@example.com), copied to Wallapak Polasub- Senior Research Associate- ISFS (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please use the subject line: Research Associate- Organic Agriculture.
Application deadline: October 20, 2019.
Download job description pdf: https://www.kpu.ca/isfs/job-opportunities
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Sep 23 2019 ID: 54800