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Field & Laboratory Aide

Agriculture / Life Science

Virginia Beach

Field & Laboratory Aide

  • 515497
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
  • Hampton Roads AREC
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Hourly Wage/Part-Time
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

This position will assist the Hampton Roads AREC in the implementation and maintenance of laboratory and field experiments affecting nursery production, plant pathology, weed science, turfgrass or biological systems engineering during the 2023 growing season. Successful candidate(s) will assist with planting, fertilizing, mowing, or data collection in the field or assisting with experiments in a lab. This is an off campus position at the Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Required Qualifications

Basic computer skills (MS Office). Ability to work outside, regardless of the weather.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in an agricultural research setting; Experience with data collection, entering, and analysis. Experience mowing and applying fertilizer would be beneficial.

Pay Band

1

Appointment Type

Restricted

Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

Candidate is required to possibly navigate rough terrain unaided, be available to work outside in all conditions and lift 50 lbs

Must have a driver's license check

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

Own transportation on regular basis required

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jeff Derr at jderr@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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