Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional

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Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional

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Fayette County

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Physical Requirements:

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50lbs.; working outside in the field during the summer months in all weather conditions.


Flexible shifts that will vary by the lab you work in.

Job Summary:

The successful applicant will be part of a research team collecting data.

Responsibilities will include:
Field work on various projects, including: cucurbit pollination by wild and managed bees, spotted wing drosophila (SWD) control in raspberry, and integrated vegetable production/pastured poultry systems. Must experiments take place at the UK Horticulture Research Farm (South Farm). Also, assisting with data collection and management; establishment, maintenance, and harvest of field crops; caring for poultry (may require additional training); irrigation installation and maintenance; transplanting crops.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

•Flexible schedule – position is part-time, and data can only be collected on days with clear weather. Weekly schedule will be subject to change
•Ability and willingness to walk for several hours a day collecting data
•Ability to learn how to match flowers to photos and count blossoms
•Ability to read and fill out data table with training from research team
•Promptness, accountability, ability to follow directions and verbally communicate with team members

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/28/2021
Application Due: 7/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time