Research Assistants

Hiring Organization: Michigan State University, Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Employment type: Part-Time
Job Location: East Lansing, MI
Application Deadline: July 15, 2018

Position:  Research Assistants


Job Description:  These positions are with the Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences Agronomy and Plant Pathology Farms.  Work hours will generally be 8am to 5pm; extended hours may be needed during busy periods.  Students can to work up to 29 hours/week when classes are in session and 40 hours/week during the summer and breaks

The employees will be assisting with the daily operation of the farm: equipment maintenance, tractor operation, lawn mowing, facility maintenance, and assist with field days.  Employees may have opportunities to assist Research Programs: plot establishment, plot maintenance and data collection.

Job Requirements:  Valid Driver’s license, ability to lift and carry 50 lbs., ability to work in various weather conditions.  Highly Desired: experience operating farm equipment.


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Mike Particka                                           Gary Zehr
Agronomy Farm Manager                        Plant Pathology Farm Manager
Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences          Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences