More InformationPOSITION: Research Assistant
CONTRACTING BODY: Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission
The successful contractor will be able to:
-preferably have beekeeping experience and a science background
-help with driving, managing and assessing colonies, supering/pulling honey, testing/treating for disease incl. Nosema, AFB and Varroa mites
-perform research tasks incl. data collection, recording, data management, writing and limited reporting
-process samples to detect Nosema and Varroa mites
-assist the Principal Investigator with all aspects of data collection and bee management, receive and follow directions, record and communicate activities
-assist with presentations, demonstrations, and extension of the project’s activities
-have good communication skills (written and verbal)
CONTRACT DURATION:42 weeks from April 2018–Jan 2019
FINANCIAL COMPENSATION:Based on experience/education. $18-20/hour plus applicable sales taxes, with an expected 40h/week invoiced. No benefits provided, and contractor must report their self-employment income and file sales and income taxes to the government.
Contractor is responsible for travel to work site and personal safety equipment. Beekeeping equipment provided. Additional work may be available
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