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BASF Trait Development Summer Associate (Contract) in Edmonton, Alberta

You can be part of an inclusive team of diverse talent and character. In this diversity lies our greatest strength.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized as one of Canada's Best 100 Employers in 2021 and was honored as one of Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Trait Development Associate

Contract Duration : 4 - 6 months (Summer)

Location: Edmonton/Sherwood Park

As a Trait Development Associate, you will be involved in the advancement of new traits to be developed in support of local and global programs.


  • Field activities relating to new trait development from seeding to harvest including:

  • Seed set up

  • Land preparation

  • Seeding

  • Pest control

  • Pollination management

  • Plot maintenance

  • Harvesting

  • Supervision of casual employees (as required)

  • Ensuring standard operating procedures

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

  • Strong agronomic competence attained through pursuing your degree in Agriculture or another college along with experience in the Agriculture Industry.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to be flexible and modify plans as situations arise minimizing impact on results.

  • Interest in canola and wheat development

  • Proven ability delivers results in pursuit of both individual and team goals will be vital to your success in this role.

Wage Range: CAD $21 to $27

Job: REDE - Research & Development

Organization: APP/DE-Early Development-63022027

Title: Trait Development Summer Associate (Contract)

Location: CAN-AB-Edmonton

Requisition ID: 2102828