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Research Summer Student

Type: Full time

Location: Aldersyde, Alberta


  • A student within a Bachelor or Master of Science degree program or a DVM program.
  • At least one year of experience in a research assistant position OR a deemed equivalent experience.
  • An understanding of feedlot production.
  • Excellent computer skills with proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Access.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills.

 Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Support the efforts of the Research Support Team (RST).
  • Research field work (allocation of animals to a research study and sample collection).
  • Working with large data sets: entering, summarizing and verifying the data.
  • Writing executive summaries and abstracts.
  • Cooperate with/work alongside the RST, FHMS Veterinarians and Consultants, and other FHMS personnel to accomplish the necessary activities associated with duties assigned.
  • Maintain and implement departmental policies, procedures and instruction manuals.
  • Hours of work are generally 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday to Friday; but some flexibility is required to meet project deadlines.
  • This is a full-time position from the beginning of May to the end of August.

 Training Opportunities:

  • Training from the Research Support Team (RST) to learn about the research systems at FHMS.
  • Training from the Team Lead, Project Coordinator and Project Managers to develop the skills to work with data sets.
  • Training from the Research Support Team on projects that may be assigned.
  • Training from Veterinarians or Animal Scientists in areas of interest to the student.

Apply now - send your resume and cover letter to Attention: Cheryl Loewen, Human Resources Manager.