Agricultural Field Tech/Research Assistant (6 to 8 positions)

Location
Western Triangle Agricultural Research Center, Montana State University, 9546 Old Shelby Rd., P. O. Box 656, Conrad, MT 59425, USA

Starting Salary
$9.00/hour or more depending upon the previous experience.

Job Description and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include assisting Research Center faculty and staff with farm management, crop production and protection research in both field and laboratory settings. Field work includes assisting with the establishment and maintenance of research plots, weeding, data collection, and the operation of small farm equipment. Laboratory work includes rearing of insects and plants, collecting and entering data, and processing plant and grain samples. Included are cleaning and minor maintenance in the laboratory and shop.

Experience/Skills required
1) Interest or experience in crop production and protection, and soils; 2) Aptitude to understand experimental protocols; 3) Aptitude to work individually and as part of a team; 4) Good communication skills; 5) Valid Montana drivers’ license; and 6) Ability to work outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions.

Individuals who are interested should download the employment application, complete it, and return it electronically to Dr. Gadi V.P. Reddy (reddy@montana.edu) or Julie Orcutt (julie.orcutt1@montana.edu).


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