Temporary Lab/Field Research - Chavez

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Temporary Lab/Field Research - Chavez


CAES Horticulture

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Monday-Friday; 8-5 pm

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$10.25 - $12.00 per hour

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Location of Vacancy:

Griffin Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Field and greenhouse work includes, but is not limited to, helping to plant, maintain, harvest and process field studies. Data collection and entry.

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Laboratory work, including but not limited to, processing samples, dissection, extraction, and others. Data collection and entry.

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Temporary Skilled Crafts/Trades





Position Summary:

This position will work both indoors and outdoors doing primarily field and laboratory work for peach, blueberry and grape research projects. Fieldwork includes, but is not limited to, helping to plant, maintain, harvest and process field studies. Work in the field and greenhouse will be done in hot conditions. Laboratory work includes, but is not limited to, processing samples, dissection, extraction, and others. The employee receives specific work instructions at the beginning of each new task and the work is closely supervised until the employee is capable of consistently performing the task.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

High school or equivalent combination of education and work experience in horticulture or a related area, other training will be provided as appropriate.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Work with or without supervision.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (use Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is desired, and Excel spreadsheet data entry is also expected.

Physical Demands:

Bend and lift up to 50 pounds. Working in a laboratory for multiple hours a day. Duties also require intermittent out of town travel to research plots during the workday.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time