Student Research Assistant (Field Vegetables)


Muck Crops Research Station in the Bradford/Holland Marsh area (Highways 9 & 400). This is approx. 1.25 hrs north/east of Guelph. Applicants should be willing to relocate to within commuting distance of the research station.


To provide students with skills and experience in field research and vegetable crop production through participation in horticultural research projects including the evaluation of new production methods, crop protection methods, including biological and chemical controls and cultivar evaluation.


A genuine interest in horticultural crop production is desirable. Courses taken at university or college level in plant biology and related subjects would be preferred. Must enjoy working as part of a team. Knowledge of farming methods and work experience of a physical nature would be an asset. An unrestricted (full G) Ontario Driver’s license is an asset, but not necessary.

This is an excellent experience for anyone planning to pursue a career in agriculture or specifically in vegetable production, including research, crop advisory work, pest management, crop protection or chemical sales. The job would also be of interest to students who enjoy working outdoors, and those interested in biology, soil science or any of the natural sciences.

Job Description:

As part of the farm crew you will assist the agricultural technicians in many aspects of vegetable production and in research activities including plot layout, seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, evaluation of research samples, recording data, doing calculations and data entry.


May 3 to Sept 3, 2021


40-hour week with pay based on the summer student wage rate for the Dept of Plant Agriculture

Application Deadline:

Mar 5, 2021

For further Information contact:

Kevin Vander Kooi

Department of Plant Agriculture

Muck Crops Research Station

1125 Woodchoppers Lane

King, ON   L7B 0E9

Phone: 905-775-3783


Dr Mary Ruth McDonald

Department of Plant Agriculture

Rm 206, Crop Science Bldg

University of Guelph, ON   N1G 2W1

Phone (519) 824-4120 X 52791

Please email cover letters & resumes to Laura Riches

We thank all applicants for their interest but wish to advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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