Michigan State University(MSU) Technical Aide in In State, Michigan
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 Wilson Tree Fruit Entomology Lab at Michigan State University conducts research on tree fruit insects to improve production and sustainability with apple, cherry, and other types of tree fruit. We seek a field and laboratory assistant based in NW Michigan for multiple research projects working in tree fruit involving insect pests and pollinators. This is an excellent chance to learn about insects and agriculture! The majority of this position will be fieldwork (70%) but will also include some laboratory work (30%). Daily tasks may include: travel to field sites in university vehicle (travel time is paid), natural enemy and pest scouting, installing traps, insect colony maintenance, setting up pesticide bioassays, data entry, collecting and measuring fruit yields. This job is based out of the Northwest Michigan Horticulture Research Center near Suttons Bay, MI.
Valid U.S. driver's license Ability to work outside for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions Ability to carry field equipment that may weight 30 pounds or more Attention to detail
Ability to speak with members of the public, such as fruit growers Ability to work independently and as part of a team
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.
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Flexible - Standard 9-5, or flexible.