Employment Opportunities

At the University of Minnesota West Central Research and Outreach Center (WCROC), we provide research-based innovative solutions to farmers, producers and citizens.  Our areas of research include agronomy and soil science, dairy, horticulture, renewable energy, and swine.  

Farm Animal Attendant

The successful applicant will work a 40-hour week of 8 hours per day.  This schedule will include work on every other weekend and holidays in rotation with other team members to care for and feed animals 7 days a week and carry out research protocols.  The successful applicant will be expected to work with dairy cattle and swine.  This work will include outdoor activities in all seasons of the year.

For more information, or to apply, visit https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and search for job #321789

Summer Employment Opportunities

Each summer, the WCROC employs several student workers to fill a variety of roles, including internships.  Our internship opportunities are typically made available in the early part of the year.  

For the 2018 summer season (May/June - August/September), we will be looking for several dedicated students to join our team in the following areas:

  • Agriculture, Environment Sciences, and Maintenance - provide assistance with agronomy and general maintenance projects at the WCROC.  Wide variety of projects and responsibilities.  More than one position available.  (Application dealine: April 2, 2018)
  • Horticulture Internships - follow research protocols and objectives related to specific horticulture research projects: Grit Weeding Application for Perennial Horticulture Crops and Day-neutral Strawberry System with Biodegradable Mulches.  One internship position available per project.  (Application deadline: April 2, 2018).
  • Horticulture - provide garden care and maintenance in our Horticulture Display Garden and research plots.  More than one position available.  Position description.  (Application deadline: April 2, 2018).
  • Renewable Energy Internships - undergraduate research opportunities available with the Renewable Energy Team at the WCROC.  Student interns will work with a team of researchers to complete protocols and develop outreach materials, among other tasks.  Ideal for students majoring in economics, business, finance, engineering, mathematics, animal science, environmental science, or related fields.  Three to four intership positions available.  Position descriptions.  (Application deadline: February 20, 2018)

More opportunities to be posted soon.

Questions? Contact the WCROC by calling 320-589-1711

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.