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Michigan State University(MSU) Professional Aide in East Lansing, Michigan

h3Position Summary(Basic Job Function)/h3 This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period. h3Unit Position Summary/h3 MSU Lab/Field Technician brThe Applied Nematology lab is seeking a Temporary laboratory and field technician beginning spring 2021. The applicant will be responsible for the set up and maintenance of nematology field trials across the state of Michigan within multiple commodity groups including corn, soybeans and sugar beets. Day-to-day duties will include travel to field sites, leading/aiding in trial planting and harvest, pesticide applications, soil sample collection, data entry, report writing, and nematode identification. The applicant does not need a background in nematology or know how to identify nematodes but must be willing to learn. Required Skills: br- MDARD Certified Pesticide Applicators License br- CDL Drivers license or ability to obtain within 1 month of hiring br- Able to drive truck and trailer, operate forklift, and operate tractor br- Basic understanding of replicated agricultural research br- Ability to follow protocols and keep detailed notes br- Proficiency in Microsoft excel and word with ability to compile data, make simple graphs and reports br- Ability to lift a minimum of 60lbs comfortably br- Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time h3Desired Qualifications/h3 Education and Experience: brA bachelorand#8217;s degree is desired with a major of Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture or related preferred. Previous experience in agricultural research or farming is preferred. h3Equal Employment Opportunity Statement/h3 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status. h3Work Hours/h3 STANDARD 8-5 h3Summary of Physical Demands/h3 - Ability to lift a minimum of 60lbs comfortably br- Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time