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Research Specialist Senior

Agriculture / Life Science, Research / Scientific

Painter

Research Specialist Senior

  • 522566
  • Painter, Virginia, United States, 23420
  • Eastern Shore AREC
  • Agriculture / Life Science
  • Research / Scientific
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The position provides technical support to the Plant Pathology program at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), located on the Delmarva peninsula in Painter, Virginia. This is an off-campus position. The position will be primarily field based (establishment and maintenance of field trials, application of pesticides, collection of data and plant samples from field plots and grower fields) with a focus on vegetable (potatoes, green beans, sweet corn, and watermelon) and row (corn, soybean, and small grains) crops. There will also be lab (assist in the preparation of inoculum for field trials and isolation of pathogens from the field samples), office (preparation of field trial reports, organization and maintenance of inventory, budget and compliance records), and supervision (oversee part-time employees, assist on graduate student projects) responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a plant science related field (Agricultural Sciences, Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture, Plant Biology, Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science) or a combination of education and extensive experience in a related field. Knowledge of production agriculture and farm practices including the planting, maintenance, and harvest of field crops and the utilization of farm equipment. Detail oriented and self-motivated to implement experimental layout and collect data. Basic computer proficiency (Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive etc.). Ability to train and manage hourly employees and student labor. The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain and maintain a Virginia Driver’s license and a Virginia commercial pesticide applicator license within three months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications

MS degree in a plant science related field. Basic laboratory skills. Experience in plant pathology or microbiology.

Pay Band

4

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

$42,000 - $52,000

Review Date

11/30/22 (Open until filled)

Additional Information

Ability to perform strenuous field labor | Must have a criminal background check | Must be able to use respirator | Must have valid driver's license

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 military 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 the Search Committee Chair, Douglas Higgins, at doughiggins@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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