Summer Agricultural Research Technician
Full Time from May 4 to August 31, 2020
Job Location: Fort Kent, AB
Number of Positions: 2-4
The Lakeland Agricultural Research Association (LARA) is a producer run organization conducting leading edge applied agricultural research and extension in Northeastern Alberta. Our vision is to make Alberta’s agricultural producers profitable and sustainable through applied research, demonstration and extension in the areas of forages, livestock, annual crops, specialty crops, environmental conservation and regenerative agriculture.
We are looking for 2-4 ambitious and hard-working Summer Agricultural Research Technicians to be a part of our team. As Summer Agricultural Research Technicians, you will work closely with our program co-coordinators and will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of the applied research process. This includes field design and planning, implementation of projects, collecting and analysing data and preparing extension activities.
We encourage students of agriculture and other natural science degree and diploma programs to apply and students in fields other than natural sciences with a strong interest in agriculture will be considered. Ideal candidates will have an interest in agriculture, a strong work ethic, excellent communication and computer skills. We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in the agriculture industry!
If you enjoy time outdoors, you will appreciate the fieldwork associated with agricultural research. Duties will include seeding preparation, seeding, mowing, spraying, harvesting, plot maintenance, soil sampling and data collection. There will also be the occasional handling of livestock. Candidates should have the ability to work both in a team environment and under minimal supervision.
Agricultural and machinery experience will be considered an asset, but is not imperative as training will be provided. Please indicate on your application if you have experience with trucks, trailers, loading equipment, tractors etc. Applicants must hold a valid driver’s license and have a safe driving record. Local applicants are encouraged to apply. Wage is negotiable depending on experience. Start and end dates are flexible.
Closing date for this position is February 29th, 2020. The position may be filled prior to the deadline if suitable candidates are found. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
For more information or to send a resume, contact:
Alyssa Krawchuk, Manager
Lakeland Agricultural Research Association
Box 7068 Bonnyville Alberta T9N 2H4