21 hours ago | Agribusiness - Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed and Biotechnology - Researcher/Research & Development

Government of Canada Ottawa and Gatineau offices, ONTARIO | 3 months
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We are seeking current students for 4-month position and graduating/graduated candidates for an 8-month to 1-year contract position.  On-the-job training will be provided.  

Pioneer Hi-Bred Production Company, a DuPont company, is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics to farmers worldwide.  Pioneer's Canola Research Centre is located near Georgetown Ontario (45 minutes from Guelph) where it develops and tests inbreds/hybrids for the Western Canadian and Australian Canola markets. 

This position will assist in the daily research and product development activities of the Canola Breeding Program which include various greenhouse and field activities.  Within this position, you will gain experience in small trial field projects and controlled greenhouse projects that will help you to develop valuable insights into different aspects of plant breeding and the seed business. You may be required to work extended hours in an outdoor environment during the spring or summer and you will have exposure to bees. The successful candidate should be a fast learner with a high aptitude for precision and accuracy. Must be highly motivated and well-suited for work in both team orientated and independent situations.


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