At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation. We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. Where the Chemistry Happens…Canola Breeding AssociateContract Duration: 4 - 6 months (Summer)Location: SaskatoonResponsibilities:As a Breeding Associate, you will join our Breeding team where you will be involved in:
Field trials for local and global breeding programs with the goal of developing hybrids that provide the highest return to growers.
You will be responsible for field activities relating to variety development and registration from seeding to harvest including seed set up, land preparation, seeding, pest control, pollination management, plot maintenance, parental development, harvesting and supervision of casual employees as required.
You will also be involved in crop health diagnosis through daily monitoring of field and research plots, data collection and analysis. Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…Qualifications:
Strong agronomic competence attained through pursuing or having obtained your degree in Agriculture or another college along with experience in the Agriculture Industry
Demonstrate problem solving skills
Ability to be flexible and modify plans as situations arise minimizing impact on results
Interest in canola development
Ability to deliver results in pursuit of both individual and team goals
Previous farm or machinery experience an asset but not required We welcome and encourage applications from all persons. BASF has a robust policy of accommodating employees who are able to perform the essential duties of the job upon accommodation. In particular, applicants with disabilities are entitled to a recruitment process and accessible materials.