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  • Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field (Job #S33)

    Tuskegee University

    Research Technician, Greenhouse/Field (Job #S33)

    Posting Date: July 25, 2021                                               Reposting                                                 Posting End Date:  September 25, 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


    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

    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 are available at the following link:

    Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of recommendation (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. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

    Office of Human Resources
    Attn: Employment/Recruitment
    1200 West Montgomery Road
    101 Kresge Center
    Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
    Email Address:  
    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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