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Career Opportunities

November 21, 2017
Master degree studies in Environmental Microbiology

Employer: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Location: Sherbrooke, QC
Closing Date: December 11, 2017

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Job Description

Manure management with the goal of preserving and recycling the nutrients in the livestock production system represent an important challenge in order to mitigate air, soil, and water pollution risks related to climate change. Better manure management practices to maintain agricultural soil quality represent an environmental challenge for the sustainability of livestock production.Confined livestock production systems that store manure offer the opportunity to treat manure prior to recyclinginto crop production. Manure treatment technologies exist but their impact on pollution risks and on soil microbial ecosystems remain to be studied to improve their adoption by producers.

The graduate student will have to optimize a methodology based on DNA stable isotope probing combined with microbial community analysis by next generation sequencing. The main objective of the project is to identify the metabolically active bacteriain soils fertilized with treated manures.

Application Instructions

Guylaine Talbot, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre
2000 College, Sherbrooke Quebec
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