Research Scientist, Canada (deadline August 1)

 10th Jun 2022

Research Scientist - Ethology/Welfare 

Prairie Swine Centre Inc.
Saskatoon, Canada

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 the goals of efficient production, social responsibility and continuous improvement of animal care. The successful candidate will collaborate widely across disciplines both nationally and globally and seek practical solutions to questions which have productivity, economic, social and moral implications for various 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 welfare. Current research areas include projects on pig handling & transportation, pain management, enrichment, sow social behaviour and management of gestation housing. The position is part of the senior management team at the Prairie Swine Centre, with competitive salary and benefits, and the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team to make a difference in the industry and academia. Anticipated start date is January 2, 2023.

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