Postdoctoral Fellow
Thompson Rivers University
Kamloops, BC, CA
4d ago

Application Restrictions Open to both Internal and external Job Type Faculty (Tenure, Tenure Track, LTC) Posting In effect from 26 / 10 / 2018 Closing Application Date 16 / 11 / 2018 Applications will be reviewed commencing the closing application date and may continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Type Faculty Type Limited Term Anticipated Start Date 7 / 1 / 2019 Position End Date (If Applicable) 31 / 3 / 2020 DUTIES

One post-doctoral position is available to develop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods for analyzing Cannabis seed oil content and constituents.

Research will be carried out in collaboration with industrial and university partners, with the selected candidate spending at least thirty (30) percent of their time on-site at the industrial partner location (Supra THC Services / Valens AgriTech Limited, Kelowna, British Columbia).

The project will include developing and optimizing a chemical fingerprint of Cannabis seed oil using NMR, developing a quantitation method for key metabolites present in the seed oils, isolating oils and other metabolites from cultivars and strains of plants developed by project partners, and use multivariate statistical models of the NMR fingerprints to identify elite strains for further study.


  • Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry or related; extensive experience in NMR spectroscopy, natural products chemistry, analyses of complex mixtures, and metabolomics;
  • experience with extraction and analysis of plant materials (HPLC, GC, MS / MS); an understanding of multivariate statistical analyses;
  • demonstrated ability to produce publications and conduct independent research; student mentorship experience together with strong interpersonal and communication skills are considered an asset.

    The position is jointly funded through Mitacs Accelerate with a salary of $45,000 per year plus full University benefits.

    Health and Welfare Benefits :

    Medical Services Plan, Extended Medical Services Plan, Dental Plan Insurance, Grouplife Insurance, Accident Death and Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term and Long Term Disability Benefits, and Pension Plan Enrolment.

    Additional questions can be sent to Dr. Bruno Cinel (bcinel

    Please Note : If you are selected for interview, External Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their transcripts to the interview Pay Band According to TRUFA Salary Schedule Location Kamloops, BC CA (Primary)

    of Hires Needed 1 Organizational Unit Thompson Rivers University ->

    Faculty of Science ->

    Physical Sciences - Chemistry Diversity and Inclusion Commitment : Thompson Rivers University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community.

    We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

    Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    NOTE : To learn more about living in Kamloops and Thompson Rivers University please visit our Web Site. and follow the links on the Left "Why Work at TRU" or "Why Live in Kamloops"

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