Professional Aide

Job description

Job no: 699010
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Temporary
Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

MSU Lab/Field Technician

The Applied Nematology lab is seeking a Temporary laboratory and field technician beginning spring 2021. The applicant will be responsible for the set up and maintenance of nematology field trials across the state of Michigan within multiple commodity groups including corn, soybeans and sugar beets. Day-to-day duties will include travel to field sites, leading/aiding in trial planting and harvest, pesticide applications, soil sample collection, data entry, report writing, and nematode identification. The applicant does not need a background in nematology or know how to identify nematodes but must be willing to learn.

Required Skills:
- MDARD Certified Pesticide Applicators License
- CDL Drivers license or ability to obtain within 1 month of hiring
- Able to drive truck and trailer, operate forklift, and operate tractor
- Basic understanding of replicated agricultural research
- Ability to follow protocols and keep detailed notes
- Proficiency in Microsoft excel and word with ability to compile data, make simple graphs and reports
- Ability to lift a minimum of 60lbs comfortably
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time

This position may lead to other longer term position opportunities within the research program depending on performance and funding.

Desired Qualifications

Education and Experience:
A bachelor’s degree is desired with a major of Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture or related preferred. Previous experience in agricultural research or farming is preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours

Mostly 8-5 but with some variability depending on workload

Summary of Physical Demands

- Ability to lift a minimum of 60lbs comfortably
- Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time

Advertised: Apr 2, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 5, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 5/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time