Department of Plant Science & Technology
The MU Extension Field Crop Pathology Team seeks a research
specialist to support research and extension efforts.
In this position, you will primarily be responsible for:
- Assisting with field preparations, planting, and maintenance of
greenhouse and small plot research trials in corn, soybean, and
- Operating and maintaining vehicles and agriculture machinery
and equipment for small plot research trials.
- Applying pesticides for maintenance of small plots and for
- Assisting with data collection from field and greenhouse
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
You will need to be detail oriented to succeed in this position and
have the ability to work independently as well as with a team of
staff and students. Sometimes in-state travel with provided
transportation is required during the growing season to conduct
research at MU Ag Experiment Stations across Missouri.
Previous work in plant pathology is desirable but not essential. We
can provide on-job training for crop diseases and data collection.
There can be opportunity for responsibilities to grow over time and
include more extension or research responsibilities, dependent upon
your interest and strengths. Please feel free to contact
email@example.com with any questions about this position.
Salary Range: $16.23 - $28.25 per hour
University Title: Research Specialist I
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Shift: M-F 8 AM to 5 PM
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.
Bachelor of Science degree in plant sciences, general agriculture,
or a closely related degree. Candidates with an advanced degree
(M.S.) and/or field research experience and the ability to work
well in a team environment are preferred.
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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