Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional

University of Kentucky - Princeton, Kentucky
March 9, 2021
Job Title
Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional
Requisition Number
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Work Location
Princeton, KY
Salary Range
Type of Position
Position Time Status
Required Education
Acquired knowledge in agricultural and biological sciences, or a closely related field.
Required Related Experience
research, insecticide replicate test and collecting data are desirable.
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50lbs., working outside in the field during the summer months.
Flexible shifts that will vary by the lab you work in.
Job Summary
•This position will work with the extension entomologist in Princeton, KY (Western Kentucky distant 3.5 hours from Lexington.) Traveling to sites to collect data is important.
•Insect data collection, damage assessment, and harvest of trails. The candidate will also be responsible for helping to maintain research plot records, pesticide inventories and to keep with updates on data and picture files,
•The applicant will assist with pest surveys by setting and monitoring insect traps in various locations in Western Kentucky.
•Laboratory responsibilities will include: rearing and maintenance of insect colonies to conduct insecticide evaluation tests, and maintaining greenhouse seedlings.
•Additional responsibilities include monitoring pest populations, servicing insect traps, and conduct pesticide applications in replicate test plots,
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
•Good computer skills: Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and data base management software is essential.
•Knowledge and skills handling pesticides.
•Some experience on University research, insecticide replicate test and collecting data are desirable.
*preferred 5 years driving experience
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Preferred Education/Experience
MS in entomology, or biological sciences, or a closely related field.
Deadline to Apply
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