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

Research Field Technician

A part-time term field research technician is required in the Horticulture Research Program, Department of Plant Sciences, College of Agriculture and Bioresources. 

Job Description: The successful candidate will provide support in the implementation of new horticulture research plots; will manage crop production (from planting though to harvest), manage fertilization and pesticide applications, monitor vegetable crop growth, and collect soil and plant data throughout the growing season.

Qualifications: Post-secondary training at the diploma or degree level in agriculture or plant biology; or grade 12 with experience in field crop production.  Relevant work experience in a small-plot field research program, including the operation of field and small-plot equipment.  Must be willing to work outdoors, work flexible hours during planting and harvest seasons, demonstrate good computer skills and possess excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language; must possess the physical ability to perform heavy physical labour. The job involves limited travel outside the Saskatoon area. Candidates must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license. The position requires a motivated, reliable, well-organized individual who is able to work in a multi-disciplinary, group environment.

Term: The position is .75 FTE (30 hours per week) for the term May 1 – August 31, 2017.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To apply, please send application via email, including the following three components: a cover letter, resume and names and contacts of three references as a single PDF document by April 10, 2017 to: 

Dr. Kate Congreves
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive,
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A8

No telephone calls please. We thank all applicants in advance. Only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

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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. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.