Current Opportunities

Research Assistant/Associate

Full Time - Term (12 Months)

Location: Fairview, AB

Number of Positions: 1


The Peace Country Beef & Forage Association is a non-profit, producer run group that strives to provide leading edge, credible and locally viable information to Peace Country producers, through our applied research and extension programs. We inspire and empower innovation in agriculture, and move forward the agriculture industry in the Peace, by enhancing its environmental, social, and economic sustainability.

We need a bright and voracious Agriculture Research Assistant/Associate with big dreams of a career in ag research, to support our team in developing sustainable agricultural practices. As the Agriculture Research Assistant/Associate, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with our Research Program Manager, an accomplished PhD researcher with decades of experience and knowledge to share.

You will gain experience in all aspects of the applied research process – all the way from literature reviews and proposal writing, to translating research results into practical, real world information for farmers and ranchers, and supporting on-farm adoption. In the summer months, you will also get to spend lots of time outside, and gain some spectacular hands-on skills, such as how to collect a soil sample, formulate fertilizer, layout plots, operate a plot-sized seed drill, take field notes, prepare samples for the lab, and so much more.

You will also get to attend schools and field days put on by PCBFA for local farmers and agronomists, and listen to some great speakers!

The job will be fast-paced and diverse, and offers extensive opportunities for on-the-job education and networking. We offer custom benefits packages, tailored to each employee, as well as a flexible work environment. The starting salary range is $60,000 - $70,000, based on experience and level of education.

A graduate level degree in a related field is a significant asset. The position is for an initial term of 12 months, with the possibility of transitioning into a permanent role.

If you’re interested in joining our dynamic team, please send a resume to, along with a short description (350 words or less) of why you think you would be a good fit for the role.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Thank you for your interest in Peace Country Beef & Forage Association!