M.Sc. graduate student position in Vineland Research and Innovation Centre

Posted on Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

A M.Sc. graduate student position is available starting May 1 2015 for two years at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.

Vineland is an independent, not-for-profit organization that was created to be a world-class centre for horticultural science and innovation.  In its capacity to enable and foster relationships with industry, academia and government, Vineland works to deliver premium product and production innovations.  Vineland brings a global perspective to the Canadian horticulture industry and offers a broad range of lasting benefits to stakeholders both locally and internationally.  Aligned with industry needs, Vineland’s research priorities and outcomes are focused on the growth of the entire horticulture industry.

The candidate will be involved in a container nursery crop nutrient management research project. This project is intended to provide information to help the nursery industry develop Best Management Practices on fertilizer use to benefit the environment and maximize nurseries’ profits.  The successful candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Youbin Zheng (/ses/users/yzheng) on the Vineland campus, and at the same time will be registered as M.Sc. student in the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph.


Conduct experiments (both on the Vineland campus and at commercial nurseries), collect and analyze data, write reports, manuscripts and Master’s thesis. The student will be responsible for daily management of the container crops involved in this research project, nutrient solution runoff collection and analysis, etc.  Driving from Vineland to different commercial nurseries to conduct applied research in Southwest Ontario is a major part of this project; therefore a clean Ontario driver’s license is essential.


  • Candidates should have completed a BSc. in Horticulture, Environmental Science, or a related discipline, and have some background in plant physiology, soil science, and plant nutrition.
  • The candidate also needs to be accepted by the graduate program of the School of Environmental Sciences, University of Guelph.  For information related to graduate study at the University of Guelph, please contact Marie Vickery, Graduate Secretary, School of Environmental Sciences. Phone:  519-824-4120, Ext. 53937; email, ses.gradsec@uoguelph.ca.
  • Preference will be given to Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

Location: Vineland Research and Innovation Centre 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada, L0R 2E0 Start Date:   May 1 2015

Term of Appointment:  May 1, 2015 – April 28, 2017

Include: A cover letter stating your qualifications and research interests  Résumé and contact information of three references.

  • Copies of transcripts

Please submit your application in confidence to the attention of:  Recruitment Office  E-mail:  careers@vinelandresearch.com

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Box 4000 Vineland Station, Ontario, Canada, L0R 2E0

Please note that this location is not accessible by public transportation . You will receive confirmation that your application has been received.  Only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.

For more information on Vineland Research and Innovation Centre please visit us at www.vinelandresearch.com

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