Agricultural Technician
VA Tech - Virginia

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This is an hourly wage Agricultural Technician position with the Tree-Fruit Horticulture program at Virginia Techâ??s Alson H. Smith, Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) in Winchester, VA. Primary responsibilities involve collecting research data, maintaining research orchards, and assisting in laboratory studies. Field tasks include planting, pruning, pesticide application, harvesting, as well as work in greenhouses. Lab tasks include, but are not limited to, molecular assays (various formats of PCR), microscopy, microbiology, and gas chromatography. Both lab and field work requires handling of mechanical equipment and chemicals. As a part of our research, occasional daylong and overnight field trips to research sites are required.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience and/or education in agriculture or horticulture and in research lab settings; Ability to perform duties required in the production and research of orchard crops, as well as in greenhouses and laboratories; Demonstrated ability to work on a team, as well as independently.

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in science or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; Demonstrated computer skills (i.e., Microsoft Office, email, and the Internet); Experience with statistical software, such as SAS; Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Special Requirements

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