Technician/Research Associate

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  • 09-May-2019 to 08-Jul-2019 (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
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    The Technician/Research Associate will assist scientists and students including undergraduate students in daily experiments, conduct independent experiments, collect and analyze data, write reports, maintain records/log books/ lab equipment/ inventories, feed animals, conduct tissue culture experiments, and order supplies.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Perform independent research under the direct supervision of the graduate thesis advisor and other duties assigned by the advisor in the field or the laboratory.
    • Assist supervisor with planning and executing research activities as part of a team to perform daily required maintenance of research activities, maintain tidiness of work areas, take observation, record data, and maintain research notebooks.
    • Analyze data using statistics, write conclusions of research observation, present results in professional meetings and write journal articles for publication.
    • Participate in university sponsored events and other university functions/activities such as the Georgia National Fair, AG Field Day and AG Expo, seminars
    • Supervise and work collaboratively with undergraduate student workers.
    • Report daily activities to supervisor.
    • Work to create a safe work environment.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • BS degree in Entomology, Plant Science, Botany, Biology, or Food Science
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Experience in designing row crop experiments will be an advantage
    • Prior experience working in the field and greenhouse growing crops, greenhouse, or working experience for any research in the field or laboratory
    • Other characteristics such as personal characteristics: Hard working, punctual,
    Working Conditions
    • Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm
    • Occasional evening/night/weekend work required according to the needs of the department
    • Occasional travel required for research activities and for presenting research papers in professional meetings
    • Ability to lift and carry items up to 40 lbs
    Physical requirements
    • Working outdoors, greenhouse, or in the lab
    • Sitting for extended periods of time, occasional standing, lifting heavy objects, performing repetitive tasks
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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/10/2019
    Application Due: 7/9/2019
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