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Greenhouse Student Assistant for Tsai Lab

University of Georgia
Athens, GA
Closing date
Apr 17, 2024

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Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
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Classification Title Student Assistant FLSA Non-Exempt UGA Job Code FTE .50 Minimum Qualifications Position Summary

The Tsai Lab in the Warnell School of Forestry at UGA ( is looking for a part-time student worker to help maintain experimental trees in the field and research greenhouses.

The student assistant will work with our greenhouse research technician to inspect, weed, trim and maintain experimental plants, apply biocontrol and fertilizer, and assist with a variety of other greenhouse maintenance tasks (cleaning, composting, watering). Preferred schedule is 3 hours/day, 5 days/week, plus at least one weekend shift (2-4 pm) per month.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position

Biology, Plant Biology, Ecology, Forestry or other science majors preferred. Coursework in biology or chemistry and previous lab and/or plant care experience is a plus. Prior experience working with plants or in a greenhouse is preferred. Valid GA driver's license and reliable transportation required. (There is no public transportation to our greenhouses.)

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Will follow complex instructions and work independently. Will utilize organization skills, attention to detail, precision, self‐awareness and manual delicacy, fortitude to perform manual labor in hot, summer conditions.

Physical Demands

Lift 50 lbs (e.g., bag of soil). Driving to perform job related tasks (take state vehicle to greenhouse or composting site).

Is this a Position of Trust? No Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Is driving a requirement of this position? Yes Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? No Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) No

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Recruitment Contact

Contact Details

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name CJ Tsai Recruitment Contact Email Recruitment Contact Phone

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The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

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