Department of Plant Science & Technology
We are accepting applications for a Research Specialist I in the
Department of Plant Science and Technology. The successful
candidate will be part of a research team working on expanding
basic biology of insect pests of corn using a multidisciplinary
effort applying multiomic approaches (e.g., metabolomics, genomics)
and mathematical modeling. Duties will include coordinating and
carrying out standard insect and plant experiments for a funded
USDA-NIFA project. The employee will assist with insect colony
rearing and perform other tasks as assigned.
$15.75 - $22.00 per hour
GGS Grade: 007
University Title: Research Specialist I
Internal applicants can determine their university title by
accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.
8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and
relevant experience and at least 1 year of experience from which
comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
Experience working with insects and plants is preferred.
MU Application, CV, cover letter, and contact information for
references will be required for hire.
Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and will continue
until the position is filled.
University of Missouri is designated as a Research I and AAU
Certified University which both document it is in the top tier of
U.S. Universities. Columbia is located between St. Louis and Kansas
City, Missouri, often described as a charming college town that has
good food, diverse residents, and great public schools and art.
Columbia has been named “Top 100 Places to Live in the US” many
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University
offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental
and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee
discounts. For additional information on University benefits,
please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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