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Student Research Assistant - Summer 2019

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STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT - SUMMER 2019

Are you a student pursuing a career in Agriculture?  Are you a results-driven, self-starter who is always looking for opportunities to gain experience in your field of study while working in dynamic environment, with a team who is committed to helping local farmers grow their best?  If so, Cavendish Farms has an opportunity for you! 
 
For the 2019 season, Cavendish Farms in New Annan (PEI) is seeking an energetic summer student to join our crop research team to assist with planting, scouting, maintenance and data collection (small plot and demo plot potato trials).

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States, and around the world. We have state-of-the-art potato processing plants in Prince Edward Island, Lethbridge, Alberta, and Jamestown, North Dakota, and an appetizer plant in Wheatley, Ontario. Our Head office is in Dieppe, New Brunswick and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal, and Boston. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Performing field work including planting and maintaining experimental plots;
  • Data collection, entry and analysis;
  • Assist in the potato research and breeding activities;
  • All other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
  • Pursuing a post-secondary education in Plant Sciences / Agriculture / Crop Production / Biology;
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license; 
  • High level of integrity and accountability;
  • Positive attitude and ability to work as an effective team member
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel;
  • Ability to analyze and communicate information effectively and accurately;
  • Comfortable working in an outdoor environment and performing physical labor (e.g. lifting up to 40 lbs.)

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

 

Please apply online by April 26, 2019

 

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

To learn more about our products and services, click here.

 

       

 

Cavendish Farms Corporation is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment practices and to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment for all employees.

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