Seasonal Research Assistant

Seasonal Research Assistant


Job Position: Seasonal Research Assistant

Company: Nutrien

Expected salary:

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Seasonal Research Assistant Job Details:


At Nutrien, our purpose is Feeding the Future and we do so with safety, inclusion, integrity and results as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is the retail division of Nutrien™, the largest crop inputs company in the world. As part of our collective mission of Feeding the Future, Nutrien Ag Solutions provides full-acre solutions through our trusted crop consultants at more than 2,000 locations in North America, South America, Europe and Australia. For more than 150 years, we have been helping growers achieve the highest yields with a wide selection of products, including our proprietary brands: Loveland Products, Inc.; Proven®Seed and Dyna-Gro®Seed; as well as financial, custom application and precision ag services.

We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, act with integrity, and who support inclusion.

Working at Nutrien Ag Solutions will provide you an opportunity to help us raise the expectation of what an agriculture company can be, and grow your career.

As a seasonal member of our Research, Development and Innovation team, you will learn how new crop varieties are developed in Western Canada and gain experience in agronomy and crop breeding as you assist with the disease evaluation of experimental varieties and breeding materials. You will also gain practical experience working with farm machinery and driving a truck and trailer. Nutrien Ag Solutions offers a competitive salary with paid overtime. One position is available for a five-month term (May 2024 – September – 2024) in our Pathology department. There is a possibility to extend contracts depending on business needs.

Located at Innovation Place in Saskatoon, SK, as a part of our Pathology Team you will travel extensively throughout Saskatchewan and be involved with the establishment, maintenance, and rating of disease testing plots.

What you will do:

  • Field seed bed preparations and flagging of sites
  • Seed treatment and set-up of seeding envelopes
  • Seeding of small plot field trials and nurseries
  • Operating small plot field equipment such as tractors, seeders, sprayers and tillage tools
  • Applying pesticides to test plots
  • Driving a truck and trailer to move equipment between sites
  • Taking accurate and precise agronomic notes
  • Assisting in plot rating activities
  • Fall land preparation, including application of herbicides and fertilizer
  • Equipment calibration and maintenance
  • Assisting technicians, agronomists and plant breeders with other duties as required
  • Assisting with laboratory field inoculum preparations
  • Extensive travel is required

What you will bring:

  • Punctual, reliable and able to work outdoors
  • A high level of attention to detail resulting in consistent outcomes
  • Proven problem solving and critical thinking abilities in team and individual settings
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • A valid Class 5 driver’s license with a clean drivers abstract
  • Small plot field trial experience and/or agricultural or farm experience is an asset but not required
  • Mechanical aptitude with farm machinery is an asset but not required
  • Currently enrolled in or finished an undergraduate degree program in Agriculture or a related natural science is an asset but not required

Are you a good match? Apply today!

The estimated salary that Indeed, Glassdoor and LinkedIn suggested does not represent Nutrien’s compensation structure.

Nutrien Ag Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

This job will remain posted until filled. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet.

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