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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 694280
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Plant Soil And Microbial Sciences 40000781
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Temporary

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

Assistants will help with potato and sugar beet pathology research experiments located in the greenhouse and field. During the summer, most of the work is outdoors and includes: setting up research trials, monitoring fields for insects, diseases, and other pests, maintaining field trials, data collection, pesticide handling, and pesticide application. Assistants may also assist with greenhouse experiments and office work, including data entry. Assistants will operate laboratory or experimental equipment, perform experiments, do laboratory tests and learn various techniques.

Desired Qualifications

Previous field work experience is helpful, however all individuals with a good work ethic are welcome to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Work Hours

Dependent on the weather

Summary of Physical Demands

May include lifting materials >25-50 lbs; work may be performed in cold and/or hot weather; crops are not shaded and field conditions are variable and may require work in wet or muddy soils; travel to off-site research facilities may result in longer work days on occasion

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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