This position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Services (ARS), Grassland, Soil and Water Research Laboratory, Temple, TX.
This is an intermittent position.
This is a time-limited, excepted service position expected to last more than 1 year. The position’s end date is based on when the intern obtains his/her degree (diploma, certificate, etc.), but cannot exceed 8 years in total, when the student intern remains eligible for the program
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- Prepares routine media and solutions by weighing and measuring constituents according to established methods.
- Uses common laboratory equipment and apparatus to prepare various types of materials for use by others.
- Makes simple weighing and mixtures of stock solutions; receives, stores, transfers, and replenishes laboratory supplies, solvents and chemicals; maintains the immediate work area and laboratory equipment in a clean and orderly manner.
- Assists in sample collection and prepares sample labels.