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Research Technician

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Tidewater AREC
Location: Tidewater VA
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The position provides support for the field crop plant pathology research program at the Virginia Tech’s Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Duties will include, but are not limited to: preparing land for planting, maintaining farm equipment, assisting research technicians in planting, maintenance, and harvesting of research plots; mixing and applying pesticides; assisting in data collection for laboratory, greenhouse and field research trials. This is an off-campus position located at the Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) in Suffolk, VA.

Required Qualifications

Ability to work in an agricultural setting under hot and humid conditions. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Should be able to work independently or in a team environment. Must be licensed to operate a motor vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in small-plot agricultural research. Applicants should currently hold a private pesticide applicators license or exhibit the ability to obtain a private or registered technician pesticide license. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing software.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

March 12, 2021

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

Must have a driver's license check

Must have an acceptable and safe driving record

Moderate to Heavy Lifting (25+lbs)

Working in outside elements (Ex: weather)

Considerable Walking, Standing, Bending, Stooping

Vision (i.e., discern colors, contrast, depth)

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 veteran 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.

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