The Rodale Institute Research Technician will be exposed to a variety of applied research programs and practical experience in regenerative agriculture, soil research principles and methodology. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Other duties may be assigned. • Perform and assist Interim Research Director with lab and field research experiments within the context of research grants, including the following:
o Site experimental design layout o Planting, harvesting and evaluation of harvest o Weeding and managing experimental site o Application of treatments o Collection of data and samples o Processing soil, water and plant samples o Conducting lab experiments per provided protocols and procedures o Organizing and processing all samples in a timely manner and sending out for analysis o Searching websites and laboratories for supplies, analyses protocols, published data, purchases, pricing, and availability o Entering, filing, and summarizing lab and field results
• Assist Interim Research Director with data preparation for papers and other presentation • Maintain lab supplies and facility for assigned research projects • Teach and supervise interns when asked by Interim Research Director • Take inventory of lab and field supplies for research and demonstration projects • Assist Interim Research Director in preparing for workshops, field days and teaching classes • Report on all activities to Interim Research Director QUALIFICATIONS • Enthusiastic, team player, punctual, trustful, and ability to work closely with research staff and other Strategic Solutions Team members • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with cultural diversity • Flexible to work after hours, and weekends when needed to accomplish projects task EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE • A BSc. in Environmental Studies/Sciences, Biology, Ecology, Microbiology, Soil or Agricultural Science • A minimum of two years hands-on experience in assisting/setting up research plots, soil and plant processing, weather data collection, preparing graphs, tables and power point Travel: Travel for this position involves trips to farms that are part of on-farm trials. Other Rodale Institute Expectations: To be trustful and respectful to all staff and visitors. TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Linda Carlson at email@example.com.