Technical Aide – Indiana

Technical Aide

Michigan State University



Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides technical support. Responsibilities may include computer programming or operations; research support; medical patient care; technical equipment maintenance, repair, fabrication or operation; or other technical support functions.

Unit Position Summary

Environmental Research Technicians work on the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER), Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) and Long-Term Agroecosystem Research (LTAR) projects at the Kellogg Biological Station in Hickory Corners, Michigan.  Technicians collect samples of soil, water, gas, and plants from research plots in all three projects. They prepare samples for laboratory analysis and archiving.  They are responsible for entering associated data into spreadsheets.  Routine laboratory and field project maintenance, installation and removal of field equipment, and organization of research materials is also a priority for technicians.

Desired Qualifications

Associates or bachelor’s degree in biology, botany, forestry or another related field.  Candidates must be efficient, detail oriented, able to work well with others and motivated to work outdoors, regardless of weather.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Cover letter, resume, and three references

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at:

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

Those risks inherent with outdoor work, like heat, cold, sun, and insect exposure.

Summary of Physical Demands

Occasional heavy lifting only, not exceeding 50 pounds.  Technician work is labor-intensive at times.


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