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Michigan State University Technical Aide in East Lansing, Michigan

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Technical Aide

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Work type:Support Staff

Pay Grade:00

Major Administrative Unit / College:College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources

Department:Entomology Agriculture And Natural Res 10002268

Sub Area:CT- Clerical Tech.

Salary:Pay Commensurate with Experience

Location:East Lansing


Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

The Szendrei Lab in the MSU Entomology Department seeks qualified applicants for a Temporary position. Duties will include following established protocols to apply pesticides, sample insects on plants, collect data, enter data, prepare reports. The applicant does not need a background in entomology but must be willing to learn basic insect identification and handling of insects. The applicant will often be driving in university own vehicles to farms. Duties will also include effective communication with vegetable growers, crop scouts, farm managers and extension educators.

Valid Vehicle Operators License Required

Desired Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree is desired with a major in Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science, Horticulture or related area.

  • Previous experience in agricultural research or farming.

  • MDARD Certified Pesticide Applicators License, or willingness to obtain it before start date

  • Basic understanding of replicated agricultural research.

  • Ability to follow protocols and keep detailed notes.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word with ability to compile data, make simple graphs and reports.

  • Ability to lift a minimum of 30lbs comfortably.

  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time.

  • Good communication skills are highly desirable.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Work Hours


Summary of Physical Demands

  • Ability to lift and carry for short distances a minimum of 30lbs comfortably

  • Ability to work outdoors in adverse conditions for long periods of time

Advertised:Mar 26, 2021Eastern Daylight Time