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Field & Lab Aide - Eastern Shore AREC

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Eastern Shore AREC
Location: Painter, Virginia
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

This position is located at the Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC), located in Painter, Virginia. The position assists faculty, staff, and graduate students with maintenance of agricultural research plots and laboratory analysis. Assists with plot maintenance and data collection.  

Required Qualifications

Basic math and computer skills. Knowledge of farm practices and equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior field, lab and/or greenhouse experience.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$12.85 - $17.00/hour; commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 7, 2024

Additional Information

Applicants are required to upload a resume.
Must have a criminal background check.
Must provide own transportation on a regular basis.
Must have a driver's license check.

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.

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