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Summer Term Research Assistant

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Summer Term Research Assistant

Canola Breeding Program


Full-time term position May 1 – October 31, 2014 (with possible extension).


Under the supervision of the Field Trial Agronomist, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the management and maintenance of canola research plots in Winnipeg and surrounding area.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


-          Assist with seed setup and treating, plot seeding, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting


-          Operation of small plot research equipment including seeders, sprayers, cultivators, tillers and combines


-          Load and transport equipment to different site locations


-          Basic maintenance of small plot equipment


-          Assist with field note taking throughout the growing season using handheld computers


-          Assist with greenhouse and growth room projects as required.


To be considered for this position, you should:


-          Have a diploma in agriculture and/or equivalent knowledge and experience


-          Be comfortable working in an outdoor environment


-          Be willing to work extra hours at seeding and harvest


-          Possess good interpersonal, teamwork, and communication skills


-          Possess a valid Class 5 driver’s license


-          Previous research or farm experience an asset


-          Be legally entitled to work in Canada


Location and Transportation:

DL Seeds Inc. facilities are located on the corner of SW Perimeter Hwy and Hwy 330 (Brett Young Seeds Yard). There is no public transportation to the site. Hours of work are 8 am – 4:30 pm.


Salary will be competitive, based on experience.


DL Seeds thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Closing Date:  January 31st , 2014



Please forward resume and cover letter to:




To apply for the Summer Term Research Assistant job at DL Seeds Inc. , send your resume to Robyn Blackburn at
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Company Name

DL Seeds Inc.

Posted By

Robyn Blackburn

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Post Date

January 9, 2014 (Long time ago)

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