Research Assistant

The BC Grain Producers Association Research Department in Dawson Creek is seeking an individual to assist the team in conducting its field research trials for local and inter-provincial projects. This is a full time, summer position offering a competitive pay based on education and experience.

Duties Include:
 Seed preparation, cleaning, weighing & organizing of plots
 Site preparation, mechanical & hand maintenance of plots
 Assist in planting, assessments and harvest activities
 Assist in data collection and data entry
 Assist in the mechanical maintenance of research equipment and other shop based tasks

 Ideally enrolled in an Agriculture of Environmental Degree, Diploma, or related program
 Able to work well independently & in a team environment
 Able to take direction from fellow employees
 Tolerate normal nuisances associated with agriculture (dust, pollen, weather, heavy lifting, etc.)
 Able to work outdoors, handle repetitive tasks with dexterity, as work is physically demanding at times
 Agricultural experience an asset and interest in research
 Able to work extended hours during peak times
 Mechanically inclined considered an asset but not required
 Hold a valid & clean driver’s license, a heavy-trailer endorsement allowing to pull large trailers is an asset
 Basic computer skills

Please email cover letter, resume and references to or drop off at:
BC Grain Producers Association
Research Dept.
401 – 114th Avenue,
Dawson Creek, BC V1G 2Z7

Application Deadline: March 30th 2018, suitable candidates may be interviewed and the position filled prior to the competition closing, competition may remain open if a suitable candidate is not found.
Start Date: May 7th, or earlier depending on availability.

We thank all those who apply but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.