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Field and Lab Aide - BSE

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
Laboratory and Research

Job Description

This position will assist the Hampton Roads AREC biological systems engineering (BSE) group in the installation, operation, and maintenance of field and laboratory data collection for ongoing projects and related to improving water quantity and quality in urban, agricultural or forested watersheds.

Required Qualifications

Previous experience in agricultural or environmental monitoring, data collection, statistical analyses, computer programming, GIS, and/or watershed modeling. Ability to navigate through rough terrain unassisted, good computer skills (MSOffice, MATLAB, R or similar software). Ability to work outside, regardless of the weather. Valid U.S. drivers license and possess an acceptable driving history and criminal background check. Must have access to a vehicle which may be required occasionally in the course of work.

Preferred Qualifications

It is anticipated that the position will involve significant travel and require the ability to drive and navigate through rough terrain unassisted, and, after training, with minimal supervision. The anticipated breakdown of activities of this position are conducting field sampling for runoff quality studies, conducting laboratory analyses, conducting statistical or numerical analyses, or conducting computer modeling/geographic information (GIS) analyses. This is a part-time, off-campus position at the Hampton Roads AREC, located in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

$12.85 - $16.00; commensurate with experience

Review Date

April 15, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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