Horticulture Research Assistants


Horticulture Research Assistant-Student (2 positions)

School of Agriculture & Environment

Two (2) Full-Time Term positions (May 1, 2021 - September 30, 2021)

1 position in Brandon, MB & 1 position in Winnipeg, MB

Competition# 68-20/21

Salary: $15.00 per hour (Clerk Unclassified)


Assiniboine Community College strives to create Exceptional Learning Experiences for our students. We place a high priority on student success and are committed to building an environment that creates and supports a high level of student engagement.

Be Passionate.

We are looking for two (2) Research Assistants who are passionate about horticulture research, and would enjoy participating in a recently funded project partnering with T&T Seeds Ltd. This project is to enhance local production capacity for propagating commercial sweet potato planting material through improved greenhouse systems and additional current experiments. You will work to address need and priorities for experiments, care for research materials and also record and clean data. The Research Assistant(s) must be detail-oriented, and maintain the highest standards of accuracy in both their written and practical work. One position will be located in Winnipeg, MB and be based out of the T&T Seeds Ltd. facility and work day to day with their staff.

Take Initiative.

You will work under the guidance of ACC researcher and T&T Seeds Ltd staff and be expected to take meticulous research notes, and assist with data management, experiment set-up, and protocol management. Those with previous horticultural/agricultural training and/or research experience are encouraged to apply.

Deliver Results.

You will have knowledge and training related to monitoring research material in both field and greenhouse settings, and knowledge of environmental considerations related to agriculture and/or horticulture. You will develop interpersonal and communication skills by participating in team planning sessions and community consultation process. Some limited travel may be required.

Assiniboine Community College is committed to ensuring that its policies, practices, and systems are free of barriers, emphasize the value of diversity, and promote full participation to ensure dignity, respect, and equal access for all employees. Requests for accommodations can be made at any point during the recruitment process by contacting 204.725.8729 or humanresources@assiniboine.net.

Assiniboine’s campuses are located on the traditional territories of Treaty No. 1 and Treaty No. 2, and the shared traditional lands of Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene and Anishinabek/Ojibwe peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

If you are interested in this career opportunity, please forward your resume and cover letter to:

Assiniboine Community College

c/o Human Resources

1430 Victoria Avenue East, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 2A9

Fax 204.725.8736 or email humanresources@assiniboine.net

We thank you for your interest. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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