Agricultural Research Technician


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Job Title: Agricultural Research Technician
Location: Manning, AB, Western Canada, Canada
Company: North Peace Applied Research Association
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Education and Extension
Career Type: Researcher/Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:

The North Peace Applied Research Association (NPARA) is a non-profit agricultural organization at 
Manning, in the Peace River Country of northern Alberta. Producer driven, NPARA conducts applied 
agricultural research and extension programs in the North Peace region. 

 

Job Details:

Location: NPARA research farm, North Star, 
Alberta, Canada, five-minute drive from head 
office. 

Salary: 50-55K plus benefits, commensurate on 
experience

Terms of Employment: Permanent, Full time
37.5 hrs/week

Start date: As soon as possible (1 vacancy)

Employment Conditions: Required to do 
overtime in the growing season for certain 
activities (seeding, spraying, harvest and event 
planning). Flexible hours outside of the growing 
season. 

 

What you will do: 

  • Work closely with research coordinator to 
  • facilitate the planning and logistics of field work.
  • Supervising summer student interns in the field 
  • and ensuring all field operations are conducted 
  • safely. 
  • Implement research and demonstration projects 
  • (seeding, spraying, maintenance and harvest).
  • Assist with extension events (tours, workshops).
  • Experience with agricultural equipment such as 
  • seeder, mower, harvester, and sprayers will be 
  • considered an asset
  • Assist with data collection (soil sampling, 
  • emergence counts, and plant heights)
  • Other duties as the position requires.

 

What you will bring: 

  • Degree or Diploma in Agriculture, preferably 
  • plant science, soil science, or agronomy.
  • Driven to learn more about field research with 
  • various stakeholders (producers, agri-business, 
  • government and academia). 
  • Excellent written and communication skills, and 
  • attention to detail. 
  • Related experience in agricultural research 
  • would be an asset.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of 
  • Canada
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Job Post Date: 11/22/21
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