DuPont Summer Research Assistant in Saskatchewan, Canada

Summer Research Assistant (Job Number: 192423W-01)

Description

OVERALL FUNCTION:

Seeking a new and challenging opportunity to further enhance your career? Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ has a development opportunity for a Research Assistant at the Saskatoon Research Centre. The successful candidate will assist with canola, soybean and corn research activities. This position will run 6 months in duration, starting April 30 th 2018.

Position duties will include:

  • Seed organization and set up

  • Field preparation, seeding, spraying, plot maintenance, plot evaluation, harvest, and post-harvest quality analysis.

  • Identifying any pest, disease, or environmental problems relating to the canola, soybean and corn crops.

  • Data organization and entry.

  • Assistance with greenhouse projects from planting to harvest.

  • Assist with tours at key demonstration sites.

  • Monitor compliance of canola trait development at research sites.

  • Assist with harvest in canola, corn and soybean trials

Qualifications

To be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • completing a Degree or Diploma in Agricultural Science or related field

  • Class 5 Drivers license (or Class 1A Drivers license (truck and trailer) or G endorsement preferred

  • Growers Pesticide Safety Course (Must obtain within 90 days of hiring)

  • a fast learner, with a high aptitude for precision and accuracy

  • Must be highly motivated and well suited for work in both team orientated and independent situations

  • Willingness to travel throughout Saskatchewan and work overtime hours as necessary

  • Must be safety orientated

  • Experience with field equipment or greenhouse an asset but not required.

Corteva Agriscience™, the agriculture division of DowDuPont™, is the only major agriscience company completely dedicated to agriculture. By combining the colossal strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, we've harnessed agriculture's brightest minds and expertise gained over two centuries of scientific achievement to enrich the lives of producers and consumers alike. We are driven by our beliefs and our purpose, which is to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

We are excited to announce that Corteva Agriscience™ is the name of the new Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™. We are bringing together DuPont Crop Protection, DuPont Pioneer and Dow AgroSciences to create a market-shaping, standalone agriculture company with leading positions in seed technologies, crop protection and digital agriculture. We will work across the global agriculture value chain to create a more efficient food system.

At Corteva Agriscience™, we seek to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. This means we will help rejuvenate the agricultural ecosystem to support people and the planet and to ensure progress for generations to come.

Primary Location: NA-Canada-Saskatchewan-Saskatoon

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Part-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Temporary

Job Type: Entry Level

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