Trait Development Summer Associate (Contract)











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We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development. 


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Where the Chemistry Happens…


Trait Development Associate


Contract Duration: 4 - 6 months (Summer)


 Location: Saskatoon 


As a Trait Development Associate, you will be involved in the advancement of new traits to be developed in support of local and global programs.



  • Field activities relating to new trait development from seeding to harvest including:
    • Seed set up
    • Land preparation
    • Seeding
    • Pest control
    • Pollination management
    • Plot maintenance
    • Harvesting
    • Supervision of casual employees (as required)   

    Ensuring standard operating procedures



Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…


  • Strong agronomic competence attained through pursuing your degree in Agriculture or another college along with experience in the Agriculture Industry.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and modify plans as situations arise minimizing impact on results. 

  • Interest in canola and wheat development

    Proven ability delivers results in pursuit of both individual and team goals will be vital to your success in this role. 

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Saskatoon, SK, CA

BASF Canada
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