University of Idaho
Col of Agricultural & Life
$17.74 per hour or higher depending on
Performs research activities and analysis, recording observations
and measurements, and reports results. Participates in analyzing
and preparing results for publication. Works under general
Duties may include:
- Preparing standard solutions for calibration and
- Interpreting test results and comparing with determined
standards and limits
- Collecting laboratory or field data
- Conducting research and analysis of scientific data
- Participating in research design discussions
- Performing literature reviews
- Preparing reports
- Comparing data and historical records for trend
- Developing reference files, comparison charts, and graphs on
- Assisting with site inspections and field oversight
- Having little or no supervisory responsibilities
- Other duties as assigned
The primary responsibility is to perform lab, greenhouse, and field
research procedures 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 will be to perform research activities and other tasks as
necessary in support of eradicating PCN in Idaho.
- Bachelor’s degree in nematology, plant pathology, entomology,
plant science, or a related field.
- Following pre-established procedures or protocols.
- Collecting and reviewing scientific data.
- Keeping complete and accurate records.
- Working in a team environment.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Master’s degree in nematology, plant pathology, entomology,
plant sciences, or a related field.
- Two years of lab, greenhouse, or field experience in
nematology, plant pathology, plant science, or natural
- Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability in data analysis.
- Experience maintaining and rearing nematode cultures.
- Experience in field research.
- Experience with sterile technique.
- Ability to operate farm equipment.
- Knowledge of plant care/plant health.
- Knowledge of soil types, drainage, and soil amendments.
- Experience with containment protocols for quarantine
- Experience maintaining plants under greenhouse conditions.
- Operation, maintenance, and repair of small engines and
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Must be able to lift, carry and/or otherwise move heavy
materials weighing up to 30 lbs.
- Possess a valid driver’s license and be able to pass driving
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by October 30, 2022, will receive first
IMPORTANT: To be considered, your
“Letter of Qualification”
must address EACH of
the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or
experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the
evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications
as possible. Information on a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a
substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative