Research Technician

Posted on March 10, 2023. Primary Region: Fort Saskatchewan, AB

If YOU like agriculture, have a passion for growing crops and are inquisitive, then ICMS is the place for YOU. As a member of this team, YOU will assist with field experiments that evaluate products and systems which improve the health and quality of Canadian crops. This position is based at our Josephburg, AB Research station conducting trial work within the Strathcona and Lamont County regions on a wide selection of crops such as canola, soybean, corn, potatoes, flax, alfalfa, wheat, barley and oats to name a few. You will assist the Research Agronomist with setting up research trials on various crops by planting and maintaining crops, applying treatments, collecting data, irrigation, tractor operation and communicating with management.

Job Responsibilities:
You will work independently and as a team to assist in the conduct of small plot research trials.
Assist with plot spraying, maintenance and harvest of a range of crops.
Data collection for crop quality, weed control, disease control and insect damage.
Soil and plant tissue sampling, handling and assessment.
Associated record keeping: equipment logbooks, data reporting, data entry.

Competitive hourly salary
Great learning experience in various aspects of agriculture and research

Students in any discipline encouraged to apply.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent attention to detail, organization, and record keeping.
Willing to travel locally and complete tasks requiring extended work hours when necessary
Capable of physical tasks such as lifting, carrying a hand-held sprayer, walking in the field and bending.
Valid Driver’s License.

Skills that are an asset but not mandatory: Farm background and/or farm machinery experience, previous research experience and good mechanical aptitude. Half-ton truck and bumper hitch trailer driving experience.

Start Date: May 2nd 2022. Four- and six-month Fulll-time positions available.
Contact Shannon Stewart at with resume/questions.

Successful applicants will have a strong appreciation for, and trust in, science, and must be willing to follow Health Canada and PMRA recommended safety/health guidelines for the protection of team members and self.


54474 Range Road 215
Josephburg, AB, AB

Job type: Seasonal

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Contact Information

Shannon Stewart
Phone: 7809927983