Cornell University Technician I (Cornell AgriTech); Geneva, NY in Geneva, New York
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and home to Cornell University's second largest population of students, faculty and staff. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being. CALS is fundamentally invested in improving the lives of people, their environments and their communities both in New York state and around the world.
The purpose of this position is to assist with field, greenhouse, and laboratory research.
Program research is based on assisting the grape breeding program with planting and vine maintenance in vineyards and greenhouse. Maintain and care for grapevines in a greenhouse. Transplant from greenhouse to nursery rows. Plant dormant vines in vineyards. Manage irrigation needs in nursery. Vineyard maintenance during growing season - training, trellising. Assist with computer and tablet data entry. Assist with hybridization of grapevines. Support ongoing field experiments. Collect dormant cuttings and prepare them for assessment of cold hardiness. Assist with de-acclimation studies with grapevine cuttings. Assist with field phenology observations and data recording.
This is a one-year term position with possibility of renewal based on successful performance and secured funding.
Formal Training beyond a HS diploma of 6 months to 1 year. Associate's Degree in the area of biology, horticulture or related discipline and at least two years relevant professional experience. One year of experience with viticulture in research vineyards, and low temperature tolerance assessment methods. Must have knowledge and/or education in agricultural research methodology and must have formal training or knowledge of plant science or horticulture. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a range of field and laboratory equipment and methodology and statistical analysis. Prior experience in collecting complex data. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Must possess excellent organizational skills. Strong skills in the use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with a wide variety of students, faculty, staff and grower cooperators. Must have good eyesight, attention to detail, and fine motor skills. Must be willing to work in the field for long durations under harsh conditions. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to travel to field sites. Must be willing to communicate with team members using a personal cell phone. Must possess and maintain a current and clean driver's license and have a successful driving background check. Must be willing to use loud equipment for extended periods of time. Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks for extended periods of time.
Associate's Degree in the area of biology, horticulture or related discipline and at least two years relevant professional experience. Experience driving tractors or heavy equipment and operating saws, mowers, and other power tools. Experience identifying and surveying insect pests and pathogens. Experience growing plants under greenhouse or growth chamber conditions. Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation.
No visa sponsorship is available for this position.
No relocation assistance is available for this position.
University Job Title:Technician I
Pay Rate Type:Hourly
Contact Name:Jessica Townley
Number of Openings:1
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