We are looking for a wage personnel at Virginia Tech’s AHS Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center, located in Winchester, Virginia. This position is a field and lab assistant for the horticulture research program. The candidate will be responsible for the management of fruit-tree research plots in terms of pruning, spraying, thinning, and harvesting. The candidate will be assisting with other staff employees in establishing and maintaining field and lab experiments related to tree physiology, rootstock evaluation, plant growth regulators, fruit quality and post-harvest disorders. Both lab and field work require thorough recording and reporting of research results and proper handling of research equipment and chemicals. Majority of work during the fall and winter will be lab-based and that of the spring to summer will be field-based.
Experience and/or education in plant science, biology or a relevant discipline.
Bachelor’s degree in science or related field; orchard and/or lab experience; computer skills (MS word and Excel; email and Internet); and experience with managing/supervising resources and/or others.
Employment Conditions: Must have an acceptable and safe driving record, Must have a driver's license check Must have a conviction check: Yes Describe Other: Employment Comments:
Applicants are encouraged to attach a cover letter, resume, and list of references.
How to Apply for this Job:
Apply online at www.jobs.vt.edu
Employee Category: Hourly Wage Staff, limited to 1500 hrs/year Appointment Type: Temp, non-salaried wage If restricted or temporary, enter end date: FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year Percent Employment: Part-time If part time, enter Percent Time: Pay Band: 2 Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience Department: Alson H. Smith, Jr. AREC Work Location: Other - Virginia Location, if not Blacksburg: Winchester, Virginia Location Zip Code: 22602 Work Schedule: 8AM - 4:30 PM Posting Date: 09/28/2018 Review Begin Date: Job Close Date: 10/24/2018 Restricted to university employees only? No Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:
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