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Ref. No:  CH-2019-000017
Country: Switzerland
Company information

Employer: Agroscope
Address: --
Business or product: agriculture
Official responsible: --
Phone number: --
Fax: --
E-mail: --
Website: http://www.agroscope.ch
Working place: Zurich
Nearest internat. airport: Zurich Kloten
Nearest public transport: Z├╝rich-Affoltern
Number of employees: 250
Working hours per week: 42.0
Daily working hours: 8.4

Student required

General discipline: Agriculture and Food Science
Field of study: --
Study level:
Previous training: No
Language required for training:
German good
Other requirements:
Preferably a student of plant science.
Good German knowledge is essential and mandatory for this position. Trainee must be able to communicate with other team members. There is a big amount of manual and outside work. So a good physical health is required. Spec. within plant science: arable crops, variety testing

Work offered

Kind of work:
Silage and grain MAIZE variety trials:
- Evaluation of the plant densities in the field
- Taking notes on diseases and resistance to lodging
- Helping at the harvest of the silage maize field trials (i.e. sample taking on the machine)
- Drying of the samples, evaluation of the dry matter content
- Harvest of the maize ears (grain maize) and processing of the samples afterwards
- Collecting some of these data by electronical means

Note: No WLAN in guesthouse available but in the office that is in the proximity of the guesthouse.
Category: Field work
Number of weeks offered: min. 13 | max. 16
Within period: from 12.08.2019 to 22.12.2019
Work closed:
Gross pay: 2600 CHF per month
Max. deduction to be expected: approx. 10 % Social security AHV/IV


Lodging will be arranged by: Employer
Canteen facilities available at work: Yes
Estimated cost of lodging: 750 CHF per month
Estimated cost of living incl. lodging: 1600 CHF per month

Additional information

Deadline for nomination: 17.04.2019
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