Research Assistant


Provide clerical and technical support to, and under the direction of, supervisory staff in the performance of duties necessary to conduct all phases of field, lab or greenhouse agrichemical research trials.


1. Perform or supervise technical staff in the performance of:
a. Trial site selection and plot layout.
b. Equipment calibration and test material application.
c. Sampling and/or evaluation of residue and/or efficacy trials.
d. Packing and shipping of study-related samples.

2. Primary responsibilities:
a. Review and be familiar with study protocol requirements.
b. Site characterization sampling and shipping.
c. Facility upkeep: organization, cleaning, supplies inventory control.
d. Train research technicians.
e. Recognize situations when GLP, SOP or protocol requirements may not be able to be met and immediately communicate those situations to supervisory staff.
f. Document trial activities in appropriate study or facility logbooks.
g. Prepare and review raw data packages for submission to the Quality Assurance Unit for audit at trial completion.
h. Assist with written report summaries.

Required: High School diploma; general computer experience; good communication skills; detail oriented.

Preferred: College course work; one or more years of vocational office experience.

This is an entry level role assisting a biologist, the goal would be to train and promote this candidate into the Quality Assurance department

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