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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 28, 2023

Hiring Department

Department of Plant Science & Technology

Job Description

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

Minimum Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with insects and plants is preferred.

Application Materials

MU Application, CV, cover letter, and contact information for references will be required for hire.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Other Information

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 times.

Benefit Eligibility

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

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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