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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.


Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.


Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.


We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.
 

TECHNICIAN, BREEDING (6-MONTH TERM)

 

The Breeding Technician (6-month term) will play a key role in Aurora’s breeding program that will be located at a state-of-the-art research greenhouse in Comox BC. The candidate must have experience in a plant breeding program and will be involved in all aspects related to the genetic improvement of cannabis. The Breeding Technician is expected to complete breeding activities such as propagation, performing crosses, recording phenotypic data and assisting with the numerous ongoing breeding projects with direction from the breeding science team. The successful candidate will have exceptional organization skills, a high level of technical expertise and will actively participate with colleagues to complete projects in a timely and effective manner.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

The major responsibilities for the role of Plant Breeding Technician will include, but are not limited to:
•    Carry out the daily operations of plant breeding and genetics experiments
•    Prepare and sow experimental seed lots
•    Sample leaf and flower tissue and coordinate testing 
•    Monitor for plant diseases, pests and health issues
•    Organize plant cultivation supplies, including washing of pots and trays
•    Manage seed, plant and mother inventories
•    Prepare and follow schedules for growing, treating and crossing plants as well as conduct experiments with the breeding team
•    Collect phenotypic data and notes and record into databases
•    Harvest, clean, label, store and organize seed
•    Print plant labels, seed packet labels
•    Analyze data and compile research reports
•    Comply with safety and other regulatory standards
•    Contribute to overall organization and tidiness
•    Other related duties as assigned 
•    Collect and prepare plant samples for analysis 

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

•    Minimum of a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, Genetics, or Horticulture, or a Bachelors of Agriculture or related discipline
•    Highly organized and detail oriented
•    Understanding of plant life cycle, plant health and care
•    Experience with experimental design and execution
•    Understanding of genetics and plant breeding
•    Ability and willingness to perform daily repetitive tasks
•    Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and problem-solving skills
•    Self-motivated, creative individual able to work in a team environment
•    Strong written and oral communications skills
•    Good computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office

 

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

Aurora is an equal opportunity employer. At Aurora, we are committed to do business inclusively and accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation (including, but not limited to, an accessible interview site, alternate format of job posting) during the recruitment and selection process, please let our Recruitment team know.


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