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TFS Research Assistants, Winnipeg/Oakville, MB (Summer 2012) - #005ZU

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Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Prairies Canada, Canada
Company: Monsanto
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Open Til: 27-Feb-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Protection/Chemicals
Career Type: Researcher/Scientist
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Monsanto Canada has several openings for Summer Research Assistants in our Trait Field Solutions group located in Winnipeg/Oakville, Manitoba.  The terms of these positions may vary slightly based on environmental conditions and availability of candidates.  However, the terms will start in April/May and end between August and October.  This is an ideal opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in agriculture to experience working with world class researchers, agronomists and plant breeders in a leading agricultural company.
Summer Research Assistants are responsible for the following activities:
  • Assisting with seed and trial preparations activities including seed counting, sorting, placement of sample envelopes into planting order and order verification
  • Assisting with effective planting and plot maintenance activities
  • Assisting with the collection of agronomic data from canola plots and nurseries throughout the season
  • Following ESH policies and procedures for the safe operation of the local research facility and program
  • Operating and maintaining plot equipment and vehicles including trucks and trailers
  • Supervising and working with temporary and casual field laborers
  • Assisting with tours of field sites and / or research facilities

  • Agriculture Degree or Diploma student or graduate
  • Appropriate provincial drivers license (or ability to obtain one) to operate farm trucks and equipment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Good understanding of agronomic practices
  • Basic mechanical skills; ability to operate farm machinery
  • Ability to work long hours as needed