Vegetable Entomology and Field Crops Plant Pathology Programs
Applied vegetable entomology research and the field crops pathology research programs seeks qualified individuals to work in a variety of capacities to conduct field and laboratory, entomology and plant disease-related, research. Candidates should excel at working as a team and possess good communication skills. Student hourly positions begin approximately June 1 and run through the end of August. Daily schedule approximately 7:30 am ~ 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, total of 40 hours per week. Transportation from Russell labs to the research sites (e.g. Arlington and Hancock Agricultural Research Stations) will be available.
Duties to include but not limited to:
- Evaluation of insecticide and fungicide efficacy trials within a variety of vegetable and field crops at different locations throughout Wisconsin.
- Trap collection and placement.
- Cultural plot management and maintenance including planting, weeding, and harvest.
- Data collection and entry skills (demonstrated proficiency with MS Office – Excel, MSWord)
- Potential operation of State owned vehicles (with proper clearance and quality driving record)
- Insect sorting and counting in research fields.
- Disease assessment and sampling
- Professional and courteous interaction with other undergraduate & graduate students, researchers, and producer cooperators
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be a current and continuing UW Madison undergraduate student and have a valid driver’s license. Ability and willingness to conduct field research with some modest manual labor, some repetitive duties and an interest to work outdoors is essential as the work will take place in potentially changing weather conditions. An agricultural background is beneficial, but not essential.
Please submit a resume with a brief description of yourself and work experience via email by April 9, 2021. Interviews will be scheduled.
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Wisconsin