19 days old

Student Vegetable Research Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Student Vegetable Research Assistant
Requisition Number DU09758
Department Name 81110:Horticulture
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range 12.00
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to work in the heat

Start date would be late April or early May and position would go through August with potential to keep working during the school year, if desired.
20-30 hours of work per week and available between 8 am and 5 pm (no nights or weekends)
Job Summary
Participate in commercial vegetable research this spring and summer. There are many opportunities to learn new and useful skills while assisting with managing vegetable plots that provide necessary information to Kentucky vegetable growers.

Activities include:
  • Harvesting vegetable plots
  • Soil sampling
  • Assisting with data collection
  • Assisting with field management (fertilizing, weeding, tractor work, etc.)
  • Limited indoor lab work—collecting soil weights, drying soil, inputting data from datasheets
  • Assisting graduate students with their projects

  • Must have a reliable cell phone
  • Must have a reliable car to travel to the Horticulture Research Farm approximately 4 miles from campus (4321 Emmert Farm Lane, Lexington, KY) OR have a driver’s license for at least 5 years

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 04/17/2023
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

 As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

 Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Posted: 2023-03-07 Expires: 2023-04-06

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Student Vegetable Research Assistant

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