Temporary Student Research Assistant-Sparks

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Temporary Student Research Assistant-Sparks


CAES Entomology

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 (http://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 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 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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40 hours per week. Monday – Friday. 8AM – 5PM

Advertised Salary:

$11.00 per hour

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Location of Vacancy:

Tifton 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]).


Aid in establishing field trials (Fertilizing, tilling, planting, transplanting, watering, etc.)
Aid in maintaining field trials (weed management, watering, etc.)
Aid in maintenance of insect colonies and greenhouse/lab plants (plant trays weekly, move trays into and out of colonies as needed, water plants, etc.)
Aid in harvesting trials. Pick, count and weigh fruit. Visually rate insect damage. Other duties as assigned by supervisors.

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Temporary Service/Maintenance





Position Summary:

This position will support all aspects of field and laboratory research in vegetable entomology. The student will work under the supervision of Dr. Sparks and his technician. The student will aid in establishing and maintaining field plots, sampling of plots for insects and insect damage, harvesting plots, and clean up of fields. Monitoring of microscope for some species. Field work may include transplanting vegetables, hoeing weeds, and other activities associated with production of vegetable crops.

Physical Demands:

Driving. The worker will be required to work in the field in the environmental conditions of south Georgia (hot and high humidity). Lifting is limited, but the worker should be able to carry a 50 pound bag of fertilizer. Most vegetables grow close to the ground and require frequent bending to harvest or sample insects. Good vision is required as much of the insect sampling is done through direct observation of plants.

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Posted: 4/30/2021
Application Due: 6/29/2021
Work Type: Full Time