Research Assistant - Summer 2020 - Woodlands Division

Research Assistant - Summer 2020 - Woodlands Division
We are currently looking for motivated individuals to join us as a Research Assistant as part of ourdynamic team at the Sussex Tree Nursery, located in beautiful Sussex, New Brunswick! In this role, you will support tree-growing research, with the goal of developing science-based solutions for a sustainable wood supply. This internship will work closely with our research staff and will get experience in a wide array of forest research activities in the Woodlands Division.
  • Assist silviculture and tree improvement research staff with field work, including field trial establishment, measurements, maintenance, and record keeping.
  • Conduct literature searches, data preparation, analysis, and reporting of field trial data for summer projects under supervisor of research staff.
  • Assist tree improvement staff in seed orchard activities including tree breeding.

  • Currently enrolled Forestry, Agriculture, or Horticulture degree or diploma program
  • Interested in opportunities in pursuing a career in forestry
  • Able to work safely both in the office and field environments
  • Very good communication and organization skills
  • Able to effectively manage multiple assignments and shifting priorities
  • High energy level with thorough attention to details
  • Some overnight travel within New Brunswick will be required

What We Offer:
  • Along with competitive wages, uniforms are provided.
  • We expose you to our diverse operations and connect you with senior leadership to ensure meaningful work experiences that lead to career opportunities upon graduation.

Your Team:
At J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) our role as stewards of the land is one of the most important we play. Our business begins with the forest. J.D. Irving Woodlands is JDI's division dedicated to overseeing sustainable forest management, research and conservation, and protection of our forests.
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J.D. Irving, Limited, Woodlands Division 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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