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Research Technician

Employer
University of Idaho
Location
Idaho, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 20, 2024

Job Details



University of Idaho

Research Technician


Location: Moscow

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Student/Temporary

Pay Range: $17.74 per hour

FTE:

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS in nematology, plant pathology, entomology, plant science, or a related field.
  • Following pre-established procedures and protocols.
  • Keeping complete and accurate records for research and analysis of scientific data.
  • Experience with use of computers, data entry, retrieval of data.
  • Working independently and in a team environment.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • MS 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 sciences.
  • 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 pests.
  • Experience maintaining plants under greenhouse conditions.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair of small engines and pumps.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.


Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.
  • May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions, i.e., dusty, hot, or cold conditions outdoors.



Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 lbs. May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances. May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions, i.e., dusty, hot, or cold conditions outdoors.


Required Licensures, Certifications or other


Posting Number: STH002009P

Posting Date: 03/01/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.



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