COMPETITION # 14134M

Closing Applications: Preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2014 however; this competition will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

Job Type:  Full-time 

Salary Range: $56,432.05 - $77,594.07

Location: Olds, Alberta 

COMPETITION # 14134M

Closing Applications: Preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2014 however; this competition will remain open until a suitable candidate has been selected.

Job Type:  Full-time 

Salary Range: $56,432.05 - $77,594.07

Location: Olds, Alberta

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – TURFGRASS

Salary Range:  $56,432.05 - $77,594.07

Since opening its doors in 1913, Olds College (Olds, Alberta, Canada) has provided quality education and training which has launched successful careers for many generations of learners.  With pride, Olds College can link the values that underpinned the first course offerings of the Olds School of Agriculture and Home Economics in 1913 to those reflected in courses offered 101 years later.  This continuity has been coupled with change to address evolving learner needs and to reflect today’s economic environment.  Small classes, customized training, continuing education and an emphasis on hands-on training continue to be characteristic features of courses offered today.

Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) along with their industry partner, the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation, has established the Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre (PTRC) at Olds College in order to conduct industry priority applied research.  OCCI has recently been awarded a large grant and at this time requires a Research Associate Turfgrass, who will be responsible for assisting in the planning, implementation and reporting of all research projects.  Reporting to the Research Scientist, the Research Associate will be responsible for ensuring research projects are implemented and completed in a timely manner.  As our program’s primary focus is in providing applied research for industry, the applicant will need to be able to communicate both in an academic and industry capacity.

Qualifications include a MSc in the field of turfgrass management, horticultural science, agriculture, or other fields which may relate to the specialized field of turfgrass science.  Preference will be given to those applicants who have experience both in the turfgrass industry and research.  Applicants with a BSc that have significant turfgrass maintenance experience and a keen interest in research may also be considered.  Applicants for this job will be expected to work primarily in the field under all weather conditions and will be expected to promote a positive work environment for the staff they will be supervising and working alongside.

This is contract position that could commence as soon as possible and will end in conjunction with the grant funding on February 28, 2019, at which time there may be an opportunity for extension.

Please note that the successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada.

How to Apply

For further information on this or other employment opportunities, please visit our website at www.oldscollege.ca/employment.

Please forward a resume quoting the competition number by the closing date listed above. Printable Applications may be e-mailed to employop@oldscollege.ca or sent to the address below:

Human Resources
Olds College
4500 – 50 Street, Olds, Alberta
T4H 1R6 

Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.