Job Posting

Reseach Assistant

Division of Plant Sciences

Position Information


The Research Assistant will be responsible for aiding in data collection and data processing of various Crop Physiology experiments, in field, greenhouse, and laboratory conditions, processing and analyzing root samples, harvesting and cleaning soybean seed, and processing dried samples. Other duties may include: working on combining/harvest crews during the harvest season, processing and analyzing samples in a laboratory setting on campus, and maintaining/cleaning equipment at the end of the season.

Required Skills

This positions requires that Applicants must be able to work outdoors for extended periods of time and be able to lift 30lbs. Work will be conducted at our Lab on campus, at the Ashland Greenhouses, and at our fields at Bradford Research Center; personal vehicles are required. Candidates should have good record keeping, organizational and troubleshooting skills, and be able to follow directions. Candidates should also be able to work well with others.

Preferred Qualifications

Ideal candidates should be hardworking and have in interest in learning about how crops respond to their environment. Experience with row-crop production and/or operation of farm equipment is preferred, but not required.

Faculty Mentor or Sponsor

Other Comments

If Interested, send an email to Matthew Smith ( with a resume and class schedule.

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