Lab/Technical Assistant (Multiple Vacancies)

Rutgers University

United States

August 15, 2021


Position Details Recruitment/Posting Title Lab/Technical Assistant (Multiple Vacancies)

Posting Number 21TM0379 Department SEBS: Adelphia Research Farm Overview Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Lab/Technical Assistant for the Rutgers Plant Science Research and Extension Farm in Adelphia (Monmouth County). This position reports to Primary Investigator (PI) or supervisor designated Field Researcher.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Establishes and maintains turf grass research areas on farm which may include turf grass nurseries, crossing blocks, seeded field trials, greenhouses; usually under supervision.
  • Waters, cuts, plants/establishes, or weeds research areas on research farms and in greenhouses.
  • Assists in establishment of breeding trials, plant tissue collection or harvest, and seed harvest/isolation/preparation/threshing and weighing.
  • Assists PI or researchers in data collection.
  • Performs additional duties on research farms and in greenhouse facilities deemed necessary for operation of a successful breeding program as directed.
  • Assists in subsequent data collection during summer and biomass/seed harvest in summer and fall.
  • Position Status Per Diem Hours Per Week Up to 20 hours per week Daily Work Shift Day FLSA Nonexempt Position Salary $14 - $20.00 per hour Payroll Designation PeopleSoft Terms of Appointment Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly

    Minimum Education and Experience

  • Requires a bachelor's degree preferably in Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, or related discipline, or high school degree coupled with an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant laboratory technician experience.
  • Certifications/Licenses Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of plant biology or related discipline or prior related work experience is preferred, as is computer literacy.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to work in a team environment and/or ability to work independently or with minimal supervision once trained is essential.
  • Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
  • Equipment Utilized Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rainy, windy, and/or cold temperatures) is a must.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Some weekend work is available.
  • Shift hours are 7:30AM to 4:00PM.
  • Special Conditions

  • There are multiple positions available.
  • Clean driving record
  • Posting Open Date 07/15/2021

    Posting Close Date 08/15/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick Home Location Campus Rutgers University - New Brunswick Location Details

    Cook Campus and Off-Campus at Adelphia Research Farm (Freehold)

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you possess the minimum required education?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • List of Professional References (contact Info)