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Research Assistant I

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 11
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Horticulture Anr 10002410
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Agriculture, Union

Position Summary

Assist in overseeing and coordinating field, greenhouse, and laboratory research activities; plans, designs, and executes experiments; collects, records, organizes and analyzes research data; prepares reports, publications and presentations; maintains field and laboratory equipment; orders supplies; coordinates student labor; helps with laboratory and lecture preparation for HRT 341: Vegetable Production and Management; works closely with other lab group members (graduate students, post-docs, visiting scholars) to insure successful completion of research projects. 

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in horticulture, agronomy, weed science or related science field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in standard laboratory procedures and safety requirements and performing analytical and research techniques in an area related to research being performed to include field plot technique, agronomic practices and farm equipment operation; knowledge of statistical analysis and computer application; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license.  The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.   

Desired Qualifications

Masters degree in horticulture with an emphasis on vegetable production; experience with reduced-tillage production systems, cover crops, weed ecology and weed management; experience towing and operating field equipment; experience with SAS, Sigmaplot, web page design; experience in public presentations and in writing publications. 

Required Application Materials

Cover letter


Names of three references

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Summary of Physical Demands

Driving a vehicle and farm equipment

Working in a noisy area

Physically intensive job- will require lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling less than 50 lbs on a regular basis.

Summary of Health Risks

Wearing respirator

Working with pesticides, fertilizers, and hazardous waste


Bidding eligibility ends on 1/15/19 at 11:55 PM.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Standard Time

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