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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Aug 29, 2023

Hiring Department

Division of Plant Science & Technology

Job Description

A Research Specialist position is available in the Soybean Genetics and Genomics Laboratory at the University of Missouri.

The primary responsibilities of this position will be:
  • Conducting root system architecture research in the greenhouse and field conditions.
  • Management of soybean seed stocks.
  • Assistance in molecular studies of root-related genes.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will be required to maintain a detailed laboratory notebook to record all experimental data information. Other duties will include assisting with supervision of undergraduate students and help with the daily operation of the lab. Applicants should have a B.S. degree in biology or plant science. Candidates with an advanced degree (M.S.) and plant research experience are preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are essential.


Salary: $16.23 to $28.25 per hour. Commensurate with experience.

Grade: GGS-007

University Title: Research Specialist I

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm.

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

Bachelor of Science degree in biology, plant science, or a closely related degree. Candidates with an advanced degree (M.S.) and field research experience along with excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well in a collaborative research environment are preferred.

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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