Hello Apple-croppers Those of you in the academic community may find this of interest. There are a couple of research positions available at the Vineland Horticulture Research Station near Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. One of these is fruit related..tender fruit in particular (peaches, plums, nectarines, cherries etc. Below are the particulars as advertised by the executive search team at Ray & Berndtson / Lovas Stanley in Toronto.
If interested or you know someone who might be contact Macia Mireille at 416-366-1990 x 355 or email <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [EMAIL PROTECTED] Harold Schooley Schooley Orchards Simcoe, Ontario, Canada Join a leading-edge centre of research, innovation and commercialization. VINELAND RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTRE RESEARCH CHAIRS A little more than a century ago, a visionary named Moses F. Rittenhouse endowed a new institution, the Vineland Research Station, and charged it with the mission of nurturing a competitive tender fruit industry on the Niagara Peninsula in Southern Ontario. This generous gift of a manse house and a tract of rich and fertile land was the genesis of what is today a world class centre of excellence for horticulture, ornamentals and greenhouse research. With renewed financial support from provincial and federal governments and commitment from industry, the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is poised to make a substantial contribution to this vital sector of Ontario's and Canada's economy. In a world of climate change and diminished water resources, Vineland will become a beacon of sustainability, original and applied research. As Vineland works toward a future where pesticides are no longer needed and where innovative plants thrive, it is seeking two top scientists to lead research initiatives and to share knowledge with their industry sectors. If you are ready to join a leading-edge centre of research, innovation and commercialization, Vineland will encourage you to pursue your passion for research and collaboration among scientists, governments, the private sector, including growers, processors and marketers, who serve us all. Build and lead a strong research team. Secure research grants. Take advantage of cross appointments with Ontario's leading universities in agriculture. Build national and international relationships with key stakeholders. Chair - Greenhouse and Ornamentals Research Cluster Based on the results of an ongoing industry and consumer preference research program, you will lead a comprehensive research initiative aimed at the discovery, innovation and domestication of new, high value species. Driven by the demands of the marketplace, the Greenhouse and Ornamentals program will focus on innovation and commercialization and include insect and disease resistance, extending shelf life and the reduction of greenhouse energy usage. Chair - Tender Fruit / Sensory Research Cluster Building on current research in the areas of breeding, production and yield security, you will lead research initiatives that will add profitability and sustainability to the tender fruit industry. Working with consumer research, plant breeders, production researchers and stored products specialists, your work will have major impact on taste, smell, and texture of Niagara fruit. Vineland is located in the beautiful wine country of the Niagara Region in Southern Ontario. The Centre consists of a 218 acre land base and existing laboratories. A key feature of the Business Plan is the construction of new state-of-the-art laboratories within 3 to 5 years. Situated within a unique combination of micro-climate and an "urban-rural" environment, and minutes away from Niagara Falls, and close to both Toronto and New York, you won't find a safer, more beautiful, inspiring community to pursue your research and to call home. To explore this opportunity further, please contact Paul Stanley or Tanya Todorovic in our Toronto office at (416) 366-1990 or forward a resume with cover letter to Mireille Macia via email to <mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [EMAIL PROTECTED] or submit your resume online to <http://www.rayberndtson.ca/en/careers/7420> www.rayberndtson.ca/en/careers/7420 .