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Technical Aide

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Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
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

The Wilson Tree Fruit Entomology Lab at Michigan State University conducts research on tree fruit insects to improve production and sustainability with apple, cherry, and other types of tree fruit. We seek a field and laboratory assistant based in NW Michigan for multiple research projects working in tree fruit involving insect pests and pollinators. This is an excellent chance to learn about insects and agriculture! The majority of this position will be fieldwork (70%) but will also include some laboratory work
(30%). Daily tasks may include: travel to field sites in university vehicle (travel time is paid), natural enemy
and pest scouting, installing traps, insect colony maintenance, setting up pesticide bioassays, data entry, collecting and measuring fruit yields. This job is based out of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center near Suttons Bay, MI.

Desired Qualifications

Valid U.S. driver’s license
Ability to work outside for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions
Ability to carry field equipment that may weight 30 pounds or more
Attention to detail

Ability to speak with members of the public, such as fruit growers
Ability to work independently and as part of a team

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

Flexible - Standard 9-5, or flexible.

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time
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