Research Assistant I

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 02, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number S412P Home Org Name Horticulture Division Name College of Agriculture Position Title Research Assistant I Job Class Code HA01A Appointment Status Full-time Part-time FTE Limited Term Yes Limited Term Length 1 year Job Summary

The individual selected for this position will provide assistance with various vegetable research programs and other research and demonstration projects both at the new AU Transformation Garden and Paterson Greenhouse Complex.This is a one year limited term position and is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Operation and maintenance of farm equipment in support of agricultural research; preparing field plots for planting selected vegetables; installing plastic mulch, drip-irrigation, and fertilizer injection; planting, maintaining, and harvesting horticultural crops; applying pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals; maintaining records and data from projects with accuracy to facilitate timely publications; and performing other duties as assigned. The individual selected for the position must be willing and able to work outside in Alabama weather conditions.

Education Level Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution Field of Study

Horticulture, Environmental Science, Soils or other discipline appropriate to position.

Years of Experience No experience required Area of Experience Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Education Level Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed. Field of Study Years of Experience Area of Experience Requirements for Additional Job Levels
Minimum Skills and Abilities

Willingness and ability to work outdoors in Alabama weather conditions; Knowledge and/or experience with the calibration of equipment and sprayers; demonstrated technical excellence; ability to work independently and in a team environment; experience operating tractors and other farm related equipment; and knowledge and/or experience with pesticides are required.

Minimum Technology Skills

General experience in word processing and spreadsheet software.

Minimum License and Certifications

*A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment is required.

*Must have or be able to obtain pesticide license within six months of employment. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements for work in the United States by the employment date and continue working legally throughout the duration of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include the following:

*Experience with general construction/minor repair work.
*Experience with SAS Programming or other statistical software.
*Experience with herbicide applications and safety.
*Experience in building, maintaining, and operating high tunnels and greenhouses.

Salary Grade 30 Salary Range $28,000 - $46,700 Job Category Research Working Hours if Non-Traditional List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position Posting Date 09/02/2020 Closing Date EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature and attach a cover letter and resume. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Horticulture, Environmental Science, Soils, or closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to selection?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+

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