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Research Technician Rodale Institute +2 more

  • Date Posted July 18, 2019
  • Location Chattahoochee Hills, GA
  • Category Nonprofit
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description Rodale Institute is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing regenerative organic agriculture through research, education and outreach.  For more than seventy years we've been researching innovative techniques to manage pests and diseases in organic agriculture while providing nutritious food and adapting to and mitigating climate change.  Our findings, shared with farmers and scientists throughout the world, advocate for policies that support farmers, and educate consumers about how organic is the healthiest option for people and the planet. Job description
  • The Research Technician position works on assigned research projects as designated by the Research Director of the Southeast Organic Center. Seeking a detail-oriented person willing to perform field and laboratory work, and assist farm and research staff to advance regenerative organic agriculture in the southeastern US.

.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform lab and field management within the context of research grants, including the following:
    • Process soil and plant samples.
    • Conduct lab/greenhouse experiments and protocols.
    • Tend and maintain experimental sites and data.
    • Process samples and measurements in a timely manner.
    • Organize samples and send out for analysis.
    • Contact external laboratories to clarify analyses.
    • Enter, file, and summarize lab results
  • Assist with data preparation for papers and other presentations.
  • Support GIS mapping of farm and research plots
  • Assist collaborators with sample collection and processing.
  • Maintain lab/greenhouse/field supplies and facility.
  • Work with other research staff to assume field, lab, and data-entry coordination.
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QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Experience with data collection.
  • Proficiency and experience in entering and summarizing data in Excel.
  • Experience with and understanding of ArcGIS preferred.
  • Hands-on sustainable agriculture experience (research or production) preferred.

 EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in biology, environmental science, agronomy or a related field

 TRAVEL:

Travel for this position involves trips to farms that are part of on-farm trials, and trips to local, regional or national workshops and conferences.

 OTHER RODALE INSTITUTE EXPECTATIONS:

Be honest, respectful and take ownership of our work and mission.

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15/hr + Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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