Greenhouse & Lab Assistant

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

Posted: 06/01/23 Employment Type: 12 Months Industry: Other Job Number: BASFJP00014962

Job Description



Greenhouse and Lab AssistantThe Greenhouse and Lab Assistant role requires extensive greenhouse and growth chamber work in addition to seeds laboratory support. Duties include but not limited to: ? Will work in a greenhouse and seed laboratory setting to carry out tasks associated with cross pollination of numerous crops, seeding from preparation of soil, leave sample, spray rates and maintenance of plant from beginning to harvesting? Keep accurate records? Will collaborate with staff while continuously contributing to a highly productive and cohesive team environment? Will reflect strong business ethics and reliability by consistently paying close attention to details and carrying out tasks with a high level of accuracy and transparent feedback ? Business maturity and communication is critical. Must have the ability to communicate well at all levels and work either in a team and/or independent setting to accomplish work. Must have the ability to stand up and ask relevant questions to ensure clear communication. Must not be afraid to ask questions in this environment.? Must be willing to work flexible hours from 25 hours to 40 hours per week based on workload and business need. This may also include some weekends if there is a business need. ? BS in Science ? Valid driver's license required


• Planting trials following protocols. (Pot size, type of soil, seed depth etc.)
• Plant maintenance (pruning, trimming, thinning etc.)
• Watering plants every day (summer twice a day as required, morning/evening)
• Weekend watering (every weekend)
• Sweep floors (keep Bays clean)
• Power wash moldy areas
• Keep debris off tables and floors
• Squidge standing water
• Brush off swamp cooling pads
• Clean off dead leaves between or during trials
• Checking/Maintaining/Re-fill fertilizer

Assisting Biologist Applying Crop Protection Products:
• Bring plants to the spray room
• Clean out after spraying
• Wash dishes
• Wipe down counters (Alcohol wipes)
• Wipe down sprayer (409 or virus cleaner provided by site cleaning services)
• Change the liner in the mixing hood
• Make sure there is a bag in the red trash can

Soil/Plant Prep Room / High Density storage
• Keeping area neat, clean, and tidy.
• Replenishing planting trays and pots
• Replenish Potting soil
• Assist with soil sieving and pot filling

v Greenhouse cleaning (sweeping, power washing, upkeep)
v Lab cleaning (sweeping, washing dishes, general cleaning)
v Plant watering/transplanting/pruning/fertilizing
v Weekend watering (Sat and Sun)
v Assisting Greenhouse Researchers
v Experience working and taking care of plants. Greenhouse preferred.
v High School Grad required or higher education optional
v Min 30 hrs per week. Saturday and Sunday required for plant watering 3-4 hrs per day
v Monday-Friday work schedule flexible
v Hard worker, self-motivated, detail oriented and follows directions
v Must possess a valid North Carolina driver’s license. Must have or be willing to get a valid North Carolina Pesticide Applicators License. Need to lift 50 lbs. and work in hot, humid, or cool, damp conditions as required for greenhouse or field activities. Must have good abilities to communicate with others and be able to work both independently and in teams.

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