Agriculture Research Assistant

Utah State University

Logan, UT

Job posting number: #7069819

Posted: September 15, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Overview
The Agroclimate Extension program at Utah State University is seeking a research assistant to help:

Implement field trials on farms throughout Utah
Collect and process both soil and plant samples from research trials
Input and summarize data collected from field trials
On-Campus ACA Variable Hours.
US Work Authorization required.
Responsibilities
Implement field trials on farms throughout Utah.
Collect and process both soil and plant samples from research trials.
Input and summarize data collected from field trials.
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications
Availability to travel to farm fields across Utah at least once per week.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to transport and operate farm machinery.
Ability to review and synthesize literature on agricultural research.
Required Documents
Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile



**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary
$11.00 per hour
ADA
The environment and physical requirements may change depending on the specific function of the work each department performs. Incumbents may be in both indoor and outdoor environments. Indoors, in an office space, event space, or public space are protected from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes. Incumbents may nearly continuously sit and often use repetitive hand motion (such as typing).

Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights
Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.



A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.



The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.





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