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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 781866
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 00
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Great Lakes Bioenergy Researc Ctr Vprgs 10059425
Sub Area: CT- Clerical Tech.
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing, 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 Lowry and Walker Labs at Michigan State University are currently looking for two field technicians to conduct research on the plant physiology and genetics of the bioenergy crop switchgrass. The successful applicants will work with a team of other technicians, graduate students, and postdocs. The starting wage will be $20 per hour. One of the technicians will be located at the Kellogg Biological Station in western Michigan, while the other technician could be located either at the MSU campus in East Lansing, MI or at the Kellogg Biological Station. These positions are available now and will continue through November 30th with potential for extension based on performance and availability of funding.

Desired Qualifications

Previous experience with ecological, physiological, and/or evolutionary field research and previous experience working with plants and a Valid Driver’s License



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.

Required Application Materials

CV or resume and the names and contact information for two references.


Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

We utilize herbicide once per season, but the technician would not be allowed to handle to herbicide or be near the field site before re-entry. The technician will receive WPS training.

Summary of Physical Demands

Physically demanding work requiring lifting 50 pounds or more with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 25 pounds or more

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