Student 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 part-time position offering a competitive pay with the potential to go to full time during the summer.


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



  • 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 an asset, or have transportation to and from our Dawson Creek office
  • 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: as soon as practical with some flexibility


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