Rutgers University Seasonal Agricultural Worker in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Plant Biology is seeking farm workers for the Plant Science Research and Extension Farm in Adelphia, NJ. Position reports to Primary Investigator (PI) or supervisor designated Field Researcher. Establishes and maintains turfgrass research areas on farm which may include turfgrass nurseries, seeded field trials, greenhouses; usually under supervision. Duties may include watering, cutting, planting/establishing, or weeding research areas on research farms or in greenhouses. Assists in establishment of breeding trials, plant tissue collection or harvest, and seed harvest/isolation/preparation. May be asked to assist PI or supervising researchers in data collection. Performs additional duties deemed necessary for operation of a successful breeding program as directed. Assists in subsequent data collection during summer and biomass/seed harvest in fall.
Minimum Education and Experience
Requires at minimum a High School education or equivalent, and a valid NJ drivers license.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of plant biology or related discipline or prior related work experience is preferred. Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rainy, windy, and/or cold temperatures) is a must. The ability to work in a team environment and/or ability to work independently or with minimal supervision once trained is essential.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Ability to work in extreme weather conditions (hot, humid, rainy, windy, and/or cold temperatures) is a must. Should be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
Recruitment/Posting Title: Seasonal Agricultural Worker
Department: SEBS-Plant Biology & Pathology
Position Status: Per Diem
Hours Per Week: 40
Daily Work Shift: Day
Position Salary: $12.00 - $15.00/hour
Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft
Terms of Appointment: Temporary Staff Appointment - Hourly
Posting Number: 18TM0123
Posting Open Date: 04/17/2018
Posting Close Date: 04/24/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Regional Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus: Off Campus
Location Details: Adelphia, NJ