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Field Breeding Summer Associate - Crossfield, AB

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Job Title: Field Breeding Summer Associate - Crossfield, AB
Location: Calgary, AB, Western Canada, Canada
Company: Bayer CropScience
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology
Career Type: Project/Program Management/Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change

Field Breeding Summer Associate - Crossfield, AB

Your tasks and responsibilities

We are seeking highly motivated Field Breeding Summer Associate to join our successful team for the Summer of 2021. This position is a 4-month term. The positions will be based in the Crossfield, Alberta area.

  • From your first day as a Summer Student you will be a contributing member of the team with meaningful responsibilities. Our goal is to provide interesting and challenging work while at the same time have fun and celebrate successes.

  • We offer an orientation program, on the job training, a competitive compensation package, and this role provides you with opportunity to expand your knowledge.

  • This position will provide an opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture to experience working with world class researchers, agronomists, plant breeders and cutting-edge technology.

  • Summer Field Breeding Associates will experience the full spectrum of implementing a multi-crop small plot field research program. Including field selection, site and seed preparation, planting, trial maintenance, data collection and harvest.

Key Tasks:

  • Assisting with trial preparation activities including seed counting, sorting, placement of sample envelopes into planting order and order verification

  • Assisting with the collection of agronomic data from canola, corn and/or soybean plots throughout the season

  • Following trial stewardship and/or Regulatory guidelines and policies, as per internal or agency requirements

  • Safe operation and maintenance of research equipment (tractors, planter, sprayer, plot combine), company vehicles and trailers

Who are you

Your success will be driven by your demonstrations of our LIFE values. More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possess the following:

    A current student pursuing an Associate s (Diploma), Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. degree program with focus in Agriculture or Sciences desired
    Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
    Strong organization, time management and problem-solving skills
    Good understanding of agronomic practices
    Ability to work long hours as required, and own transportation to research farm
    Basic mechanical skills; ability to operate farm machinery
    Farm background an asset but not required
  • Valid driver s license and a clean driving record

  • Willing to obtain Class G endorsement (AB,SK) or Class 3 (MB) or Full G license (ON) - (heavy trailer endorsement)

Application Deadline:

Apply Early, role will close if a suitable candidate is secured.

Bayer welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Candidates participating in our selection process requiring accommodation due to a disability or medical need are encouraged to notify the Bayer representative that they will be meeting with to ensure appropriate arrangements can be made.



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Job Post Date: 09/25/20
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