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Job ID: 160733

Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field
Tuskegee University


Date Posted Jun. 15, 2021
Title Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
 
 

Posting Date: April 16, 2021 Posting End Date: June 16, 2021

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

Status: Full-time: Exempt

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University becoming an "Outcomes-Oriented University," the ideal Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the University’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

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 will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (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.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address: employment@mytu.tuskegee.edu Fax: 334-724-4319

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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