Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field (Job #S33)

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Tuskegee University
Location
Tuskegee, AL

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Posting Date: July 25, 2021 Reposting Posting End Date: September 25, 2021

Position: Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field Location: CAENS/GWCAES

Status: Full-time: Exempt

Special QualificationsIn keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming “One Tuskegee”, the ideal Research Technician will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain plants in greenhouse/plant growth chambers and experiment fields
  • Fertilizing, watering, pruning (Muscadine grape, Blueberries)
  • Assist with the layout of field experiment, mulching, planting, cultivating, weeding, sample collection, and harvesting
  • Provide leadership and work with farm staff to clean greenhouse bays/growth chambers and plant growing benches free of plant debris and other waste materials weekly
  • Maintain proper irrigation of all greenhouse/growth chamber crops, spot watering when needed.
  • Evaluate crops for insects and disease and able to apply pesticides and treatments.
  • Monitor plant development to evaluate growth and quality.
  • Learn to be precise in care of plants
  • Maintain simple records of growth and production where necessary
  • Monitor greenhouse/growth chamber growing conditions such as humidity, moisture, and temperature.
  • Must be adaptable to changing priorities and varied responsibilities
  • Supervise student assistants assigned to work in the greenhouse and or the field
  • Willingness to perform duties assigned by your immediate supervisor, Dean, and/or Director/Associate Director of the experiment station with a quick turnaround.
  • Weekend and holiday work may be required, such as watering plants
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Masters of Science degree in Plant and Soil Science or Agricultural Sciences
  • Experience in conducting research
  • Ability to communicate orally and to be able to write manuscripts
  • Must be able to lift at least 50lbs load without difficulty
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working with plants

Additional Desirable Qualifications

  • Masters degree preferred
  • Computer literate
  • Be able to statistically analyze research data

Salary
Commensurate with education, training, and experience: Position is contingent upon outside funding.

Additional Position Information:

  • This position require weekend and after work hours’ job responsibilities during peak season
  • You will be required to do local and out of state traveling

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

Applications are available at the following link:
https://www.tuskegee.edu/Content/Uploads/Tuskegee/files/HR/Fillable-TU-EMPLOYMENT-APPLICATION.pdf

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of recommendation (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
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Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of
employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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Working at Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

The academic programs are organized into five colleges and two schools:

(1) The College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences;

(2) The Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science;

(3) The College of Engineering;

(4) The College of Arts and Sciences; 

(5) The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health;

(6) The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science; and

(7) The School of Education.

The curricula for these colleges and schools currently offer over 50 degrees including 39 Bachelor's, 13 Master's, 2 Doctor's of Philosophy: one in Materials Science and Engineering, and one in Integrative BioSciences, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate instruction leading to the Master's degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree is offered in three of the five colleges.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and the following programs are accredited by national agencies: Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. Of special note is the fact that Tuskegee University is the only independent, historically black university with four engineering programs that are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), the major accrediting body for the engineering sciences. Also, Tuskegee University's Chemistry program is one of only a few among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) that is approved by the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, the Dietetics Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association and the Food Science Program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.

Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.

Special features in Tuskegee University's program include: The General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education, honoring America's first black four-star general who was a Tuskegee University graduate, and housing the nation's only Aerospace Science Engineering program at an HBCU; Media Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, with state-of-the-art video up-link and down-link, intra-school communications, audio/visual, graphics, photography and document production; The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, a state-of-the-art hotel and meeting facility for educational, business and cultural events; The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, a distinctive research, teaching and outreach program that addresses issues of ethics and public policy in the treatment of people of color and rural Americans in health care.

Other special features which enhance the educational and cultural environment of the University include: The Booker T. Washington Monument, "Lifting the Veil," which honors the University's Founder; the George Washington Carver Museum (named for the distinguished scientist who worked at Tuskegee), which preserves the tools and handiwork of Dr. Carver; the Tuskegee Archives, a chief center for information on the challenges, culture and history of Black Americans since 1896; The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza, commemorating the historic feats of America's first black pilots, who were trained at Tuskegee University; The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Center, and the Center for Continuing Education – a nucleus for continuing adult education.

Over the past 125 years since it was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee University has become one of our nation's most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it focuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee's mission has always been service to people, not education for its own sake. Stressing the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind, Dr. Washington's school was soon acclaimed--first by Alabama and then by the nation for the soundness and vigor of its educational programs and principles. The solid strength has continued through the subsequent administration of Dr. Robert R. Moton (1915-1935), Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1935-1953), Dr. Luther H. Foster (1953-1981) and Dr. Benjamin F. Payton (1981-2010). In August 2010, Dr. Charlotte P. Morris assumed the role of Interim President of the University. She is the first female to serve at the helm of Tuskegee University, and only the second Interim President for the institution. Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon served as the 6th president of Tuskegee University from November 1, 2010 to October 19, 2013. Dr. Matthew Jenkins served as Acting President from October 19, 2013 to June 14, 2014. Dr. Brian L. Johnson assumed the role of 7th Tuskegee University President on June 15, 2014.

Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical facilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus on which sits more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million.

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