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M.Sc Nutrition – Effect of Mycotoxins
M.Sc / Ph.D. Nutrition – Functional Amino Acids
Chief Executive Officer




Title M.Sc Nutrition – Effect of Mycotoxins
Start Date 2018-05-01
Job Information

M.Sc. Opportunity in Swine Nutrition

The Prairie Swine Centre is seeking a passionate, bright, and highly motivated individual interested in pursuing graduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in the disciplines of swine nutrition, physiology, and animal health, program to start in May 2018. The successful candidate will join a strong, multidisciplinary academic and research team with expertise in non-ruminant nutrition, feed processing, management, welfare, metabolism, and physiology.

The desire and ability to lead research projects and work within a team of other highly motivated individuals are of critical importance to this position. The proposed project will seek to examine the effects of mycotoxin intake on animal performance and health, nutrient utilization, meat quality, and economic impact to producers. Techniques in the fields of nutrition and physiology will be used to further explain the mechanisms regulating animal response and adaptation to mycotoxin exposure. Candidates will have completed a B.Sc. in animal science, animal nutrition, veterinary science, physiology, or related field.

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. is a non-profit swine production research corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and located 10 km southeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 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 300 sow farrow-to-finish research herd and currently employees 38 full and part-time staff and students.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The Department of Animal and Poultry Science is well-recognized nationally and internationally as a
research-intensive department that offers advanced training in MSc and PhD degree programs.  The department’s highly-trained and enthusiastic faculty members and adjunct professors have extensive, high-quality applied and basic research programs that cover a wide range of topics in animal science and related areas.

For more information or to apply please contact Dr. Dan Columbus. Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending a cover letter including their career interests, their curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts to:

Dr. Dan Columbus
Prairie Swine Centre
Box 21057, 2105-8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5N9
Tel: 1-306-667-7432

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Title M.Sc / Ph.D. Nutrition – Functional Amino Acids
Start Date 2018-05-01
Location Saskatoon, SK
Job Information

M.Sc. or Ph.D.  Opportunity in Swine Nutrition

The Prairie Swine Centre is seeking a passionate, bright, and highly motivated individual interested in pursuing graduate studies (M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in the disciplines of swine nutrition, physiology, and animal health, program to start in May 2018. The successful candidate will join a strong, multidisciplinary academic and research team with expertise in non-ruminant nutrition, feed processing, management, welfare, metabolism, and physiology.

The desire and ability to lead research projects and work within a team of other highly motivated individuals are of critical importance to this position. The proposed project will seek to examine the efficacy of functional amino acids to maintain animal performance and health during disease challenge. Techniques in the fields of nutrition and physiology will be used to further explain the mechanisms regulating animal response to supplemental amino acids and immune stimulation. Candidates will have completed a B.Sc. (and M.Sc. if entering a Ph.D. program) in animal science, animal nutrition, veterinary science, physiology, or related field.

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. is a non-profit swine production research corporation affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, and located 10 km southeast of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 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 300 sow farrow-to-finish research herd and currently employees 38 full and part-time staff and students.

The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The Department of Animal and Poultry Science is well-recognized nationally and internationally as a
research-intensive department that offers advanced training in MSc and PhD degree programs.  The department’s highly-trained and enthusiastic faculty members and adjunct professors have extensive, high-quality applied and basic research programs that cover a wide range of topics in animal science and related areas.

For more information or to apply please contact Dr. Dan Columbus. Interested candidates are asked to apply by sending a cover letter including their career interests, their curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts to:

Dr. Dan Columbus
Prairie Swine Centre
Box 21057, 2105-8th Street East
Saskatoon, SK, S7H 5N9
Tel: 1-306-667-7432

Pdf version available here



Title Chief Executive Officer
Location Saskatoon, SK
Job Information

Chief Executive Officer

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. (PSC) is a unique research, knowledge transfer and training company focused on the Canadian pork industry with an operating budget approaching $4 million annually. This not-for-profit corporation has been delivering world-class expertise in support of applied production research for 25 years. The PSC farm, facilities, and offices are located near Floral, SK (approx. 10 km east of Saskatoon) and is affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is required to lead the organization of 30+ employees with a continued focus on stakeholder knowledge transfer, applied research, pork production, and the development of highly qualified people.

As the CEO, you report to the Board of Directors and collaborate with the Board to develop and implement the vision and strategic plan for the organization. You are a dynamic and creative strategic thinker, capable of understanding and aligning the goals of stakeholders within PSC and developing proactive and innovative strategies to strengthen services, build business, and move PSC forward as a world-class knowledge development and transfer company.

Using your strategic leadership, management, and business savvy skills, you will:

  • Facilitate the development of applied research in areas of priority to the Canadian swine industry, with emphasis on economic evaluation and knowledge transfer as key components in supporting a dynamic Canadian pork industry.
  • Lead and coach a team of highly skilled scientists, communicators, technical, and administrative staff who are involved in research, pork production, teaching, industry, and academic communications.
  • Oversee and motivate personnel in the areas of business development, finance, and administration.
  • Implement effective human resources management strategies, including the ability to clearly articulate expectations, effectively manage conflict, and ensure feedback and development is occurring.
  • Develop a diversified funding plan to support growth.
  • Ensure the PSC structure and operation is efficient and aligned with strategic plans and financial resources.
  • Build and maintain collaborative and value-added working relationships with all aspects of the Canadian pork industry, province, and the university.
  • Represent the interests of PSC as part of the national network of research centres and universities focused on swine production research and knowledge transfer and act as a spokesperson for PSC at public, industry, and community events.

As the ideal candidate, you may have an advanced degree in an agriculture discipline (MSc, PhD, DVM) or equivalent combined with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and five or more years of business leadership experience. Alternatively, you may have a Bachelor’s degree in animal/life science or equivalent and ten years of progressive experience in leadership roles for the agriculture or government sectors with a focus on animal agriculture. With a broad understanding and global perspective on business, agriculture, and animal health, you are ready for your next leadership role.  Download pdf version of job description.

If you are interested in more information or exploring this opportunity further, please contact Mr. Neil Ketilson, General Manager, SaskPork at nketilson@saskpork.com.  Applications including a cover letter and resume can be forwarded by email to info@saskpork.com. Please ensure you use the subject line “PSC CEO Application”.

Prairie Swine Centre Inc. is an affiliate of the University of Saskatchewan

 

 



 
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