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Research Associate I, Small Grains Agronomy and Pathology

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

Job Details

University of Idaho

Research Associate I, Small Grains Agronomy and Pathology

Location: Aberdeen

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis; implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements then reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Duties may include:
  • Providing technical support in planning and/or designing of scientific projects, studies, or applications
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Identifying and evaluating scientific samples and determining need for further testing
  • Developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating portions of a scientific project, study, or application
  • Providing scientific evaluations/assessments
  • Researching, implementing, standardizing, and evaluating new procedures
  • Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Pathology or Agronomy.
  • Two years of post-Bachelor’s research experience related to the domain of this position.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated record of research achievement, serving as PI or Co-PI on extramurally funded research.
  • Participation in the development and submission of sponsored project proposals.
  • Working knowledge of correct agriculture experimental design and statistical analyses, including SAS programming.
  • Knowledge of small grain production methodology.
  • Experience operating a wide variety of machinery such as tractors, planters, tillage equipment, etc.
  • Supervisory experience. Experience in mentoring graduate students and effective collaboration in team-based research programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move objects weighing 50 lbs.
Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move objects weighing 50 lbs.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004028P

Posting Date: 07/13/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First consideration date for receipt of applications is July 27, 2023.

IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must address EACH of the minimum qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.

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

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



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