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Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Temporary Technician/Paraprofessional
Requisition Number DU07537
Department Name 81080:ENTOMOLOGY
Work Location Princeton, KY
Salary Range $10.25-$16.00/hour
Type of Position Temporary
Position Time Status Part-Time
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? No
Preferred Education/Experience

MS in entomology, or biological sciences, or a closely related field.

Deadline to Apply 04/12/2021
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: 2021-04-02 Expires: 2021-05-02

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University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40507

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