Laboratory Technician Senior

University of Kentucky - UK REC Princeton, KY
June 8, 2021
Job Title
Laboratory Technician Senior
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Work Location
UK REC Princeton, KY
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Required Related Experience
1 yr
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Physical Requirements
Applicant must be able to lift, carry, and handle objects of at least 50 pounds.
Applicant must also be able to work outdoors throughout the year to complete field work. This includes the heat of the summer and occasionally during the cold months of winter.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm (37.5 hrs/wk)
During the crop growing season different hours, either earlier start times or later end times, may be necessary to complete research activities.
Occasionally weekends and rarely holidays may also be necessary.
Job Summary
This position will be responsible for managing applied grain crop research trials at the University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY and on-farm trials. The major responsibilities of this position are to plant, manage, and harvest research trials and prepare samples for analysis. Additional responsibilities will include managing pesticide inventory and equipment maintenance. Occasionally, field equipment may need to be modified to accommodate field research trials. A majority of the workload will occur outdoors in the summer and occasionally winter months and will include lifting, moving, and handling bags at least 50 pounds. Familiarity with agronomic production systems in Kentucky is preferred.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Operating machinery and equipment (tractors, combines, planters, drills, pesticide sprayers, etc)
MS Windows
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Preferred Education/Experience
B.S. degree in Agriculture, Agronomy or related discipline.
Kentucky Pesticide Applicators License.
Deadline to Apply
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