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FWS Student Research Assistant

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title FWS Student Research Assistant
Requisition Number DU05244
Department Name 8Z241:Federal Work Study
Work Location Plant and Soil Sciences, 1100 Nicholasville Rd Lexington, KY 40546
Salary Range $8.25 - $9.60
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

High School Diploma

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Able to stand or walk for long periods, life up to 50 lbs, and work outdoors in inclement weather.



Job Summary

This position supports cutting edge precision agriculture and soil fertility research. Duties include both field and lab work. Field work will require frequent overnight travel to various parts of Kentucky and Illinois. Field work will include assisting with common farming tasks and sample collection. Lab work will consist of sample preparation, such as drying, grinding, and weighing samples.

For more information, please contact Josh McGrath, (859) 257-8887, josh.mcgrath@uky.edu

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Drivers license, ability to or willingness to learn to drive a large truck with a trailer and farm equipment. Farming experience is a plus.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Agricultural or Science Degree track

Deadline to Apply 08/18/2019
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2019-05-02 Expires: 2019-09-09

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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