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Research Associate Senior

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 11, 2021

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University of Idaho

Research Associate Senior

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $49,076 per year or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The primary responsibility is to oversee and manage all greenhouse and field research operations for the University of Idaho's Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN, Globodera pallida) research program on the Moscow Campus as part of a multi-state collaborative effort to eradicate PCN in Idaho under the direction of the PCN Project Director. The position also provides research and technical support for collaborative projects.

Performs research activities and analysis, and implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements and reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Plant Pathology, Nematology, Entomology, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, or related field
• Two years of post-master’s research experience related to nematology, plant pathology, plant science, horticulture or related fields.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Conducting scientific/technical evaluation of regulatory submittals.

• Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.

• Demonstrated ability in experimental design and statistical analysis.

• Experience developing and delivering scientific presentations.

• Experience in greenhouse management and field experiments in nematology or plant pathology.

• Experience formulating and executing daily plans while coordinating workloads of others for simultaneous projects.

• Experience in coauthoring peer reviewed manuscripts.

• Ability to provide technical support in planning and/or designing of major scientific projects, studies, or applications.

• Experience planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data.

• Experience interpreting test results and preparing reports.

• Experience with performing greenhouse inspections and field oversight.

• Ability to make decisions that may have a direct effect on a research program and make independent judgment in developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems.

• Ability to plan, design, develop, monitor and/or evaluate a major portion of a scientific project, study or application.

• Demonstrated ability to conduct research, and implement and evaluate new procedures.

• Experience maintaining detailed records of results and preparing written reports acceptable to Principal Investigator and funding agencies.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
• Ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise move up to 50 lbs.

Posting Number: SP002872P

Posting Date: 06/16/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
The first consideration date fro applications is July 6, 2021. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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