The Western Applied Research Corporation (WARC) is located at the Scott Research Farm in Scott, SK. We are accepting applications for our Research Associate Position.
The WARC Research Associate, in conjunction with the General Manager, is responsible for sourcing funding, managing, and carrying out field research and demonstration projects. The Research Associate will collaborate with other researchers, agronomists, and industry representatives to conduct field research and demonstration projects.
Duties of the position include:
Project Identification and Development: development of research priorities and potential projects including writing research proposals and reports
Field Research: coordinating and carrying out all required field activities including seeding, spraying, plot maintenance, treatment applications, data collection, and harvest; reporting of results; ensuring quality of all plots through ongoing field scouting and performing resulting maintenance as required
Technology Transfer: reporting via presentations, posters, and factsheets; presentations at extension events; coordinating with AAFC, Saskatchewan Agriculture Crop Specialists or commodity group agronomists to ensure relevant information is available to agronomists and researchers; meetings/conferences as required; technology transfer events (i.e. field days, producer meetings, etc.)
A minimum of Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture is required for the position. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. A Masters' degree would be considered an asset. Proficiency in the use of computers is essential (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). Knowledge and experience in field research with the ability to operate small plot equipment and a valid driver's license is also a requirement.
The designations of professional agrologist and certified crop science consultant are a requirement of the position. If not already qualified, the RA must be willing to work towards these designations while performing the duties of the position.
Candidates with the ability of or understanding of statistical analysis will be given preference. Other asset qualifications include the ability to work independently, strong leadership skills, the ability to work in a team environment, good time management skills, and excellent written/verbal communication skills. The candidate must also be able to learn new computer systems such as SAS (Statistical Analysis Systems) and ARM (Agricultural Research Manager program). In addition, the candidate needs to be able to communicate effectively with the research community and with producers.
The position is 40 hours per week, 8:00 - 4:30 with some flexibility. Salary is based on education and experience according to an approved schedule with annual performance increments set at the discretion of the WARC Board of Directors.
To apply or for more information, contact Chelsea Sutherland at [email protected] or (306) 247-2001. WARC thanks all who apply, but only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.