Summer Student Field Technician

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (30+ days ago)

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Summer Student Field Technician (req5390)

The University of Saskatchewan values diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority.

Department: Crop Development Centre, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Casual
Employment Group: Research
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary Information: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $11.69-$15.76 per hour. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Posted Date: 1/13/2020
Closing Date: 2/9/2020
Number of Openings: 1

Primary Purpose: A Summer Student position is required in the Barley and Oat Breeding Program at the Crop Development Centre, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources. This diverse program breeds malt, feed, food and forage barley varieties, as well as, milling, feed and forage oat varieties.

Nature of Work: The successful candidate will work on field plot establishment, maintenance, and harvest.

Typical Duties or Accountabilities: The position requires good organizational skills, the ability to communicate and relate effectively with staff, effective written and oral English communication skills, and the capacity to receive direction from supervisors. The candidate must be able to perform physically demanding work in an outdoor field environment, work flexible hours during planting and harvest seasons, travel outside the Saskatoon area on a limited basis.


Education: Grade 12 diploma, Experience in agricultural or biology-based research desired, but not required.

Licenses: Class 5 driver’s license

Experience: Experience in agricultural or biology-based research. Relevant work experience in a small-plot field research program, including the operation of field and small-plot equipment, is desirable but not required.

Skills: Detailed in Typical duties and Experience.

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Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter to:

Devon Hunter, Senior Field Research Technician

2101 108 St W
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5E7
Telephone: (306) 966- 4987
Fax: (306) 975-0456

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. The University must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.