Summer Research Technician Position 2017
Full Time from May 1 –August 31, 2017
Location: Fairview, AB OR High Prairie, AB
Peace Country Beef and Forage Association (PCBFA) is a producer organized, unbiased applied research and extension group focusing on beef, forage and crop production and environmental resiliency in the Peace River region of Northern Alberta. PCBFA strives to be a hub of innovative, relevant and local information for Peace Country producers.
Successful applicants should have a genuine interest in the agriculture industry, specifically in agriculture research. A general knowledge of livestock production and primary agriculture systems will also be an asset. The successful applicant must be self-motivated, be a team player, have competent communication skills, have proficient computer skills and be comfortable pulling trailers and operating ATVs and small machinery. The Summer Research Technician will work under the mentorship of our Research Coordinator, and have the opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the applied research process: from planning, set up and implementation of research projects and demonstrations, to collecting, compiling and analyzing data and preparing research articles
60% of this position will be spent outside assisting PCBFA staff with the planning, set up and implementation of applied research projects and demonstrations. Duties will include sorting and weighing seed and samples, helping with field operations including seeding, mowing, spraying, plot harvesting and plot maintenance, soil sampling and other data collection.
30% of this position gives support in the planning, coordination and implementation of tours, workshops, schools and extension events put on by the PCBFA.
10% of this position is spent in the office helping with the writing, preparation, coordination and mailing of extension articles and publications, as well as the compiling, analyzing, and reporting of project data generated from research projects.
Students enrolled in an agriculture related degree are preferred. Must have a va
lid driver’s license. On-farm experience an asset. Wage negotiable depending on experience.
Please email cover letter, resume and references to Liisa Vihvelin, Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.