Research Associate

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 19, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Agriculture & Animal Sciences
Employment Level
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Research Associate

Location: Kimberly, Off Campus Location - Kimberly R & E Center

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $44,595 per year or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Conducts entomological experiments in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory that are focused on biology, behavior, ecology, and management of insect pests of potato and sugar beet and their arthropod natural enemies; collects data, analyzes with statistical software, and interprets; prepares reports, presentations, and publications. Expected to provide quality support to the entomological research and extension program, completing tasks in an efficient and timely manner, working under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Minimum Qualifications:
·Bachelor of Science degree in entomology, nematology, plant pathology, or a related field. ·Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience in entomology or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
·MS degree in Entomology or closely related field.
·Experience in identification of insects to species.
·Experience in experimental design and analysis of scientific data using SAS or R.
·Making insecticide applications to field plots.
·Experience with molecular tools such as PCR and ELISA.
·Publishing in peer-refereed journals.
·Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing, and to maintain clear, detailed records.
·Ability to work alone and cooperatively in an effective and efficient manner with minimal supervision.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
·Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 60 pounds.

Posting Number: SP003058P

Posting Date: 10/14/2021

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position will remain open until a suitable pool of candidates is identified.

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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