University of Idaho
Col of Agricultural & Life
$15.46 per hour or higher depending on education
The research aide performs pre-established research procedures.
Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish
goals. Works under general supervision. Performs research
activities and other tasks as necessary in a research environment.
Records observations and measurements and reports results. When
applicable, is responsible for cleaning, disinfecting, and
maintaining research space and equipment, and assists with receipt
and inspection of raw materials along with ordering and stocking of
materials and equipment.
The incumbent will work under supervision of Director of Pomology
and Viticulture Program (PVP) at the University of Idaho Parma
Research and Extension Center. The individual will be responsible
for all cultural practices, including calculations of chemicals,
preparation and application of pesticide, fungicides, and
herbicides in timely fashion while following safety measures,
according to available spray models and in consultation with
specialists. The incumbent will assist in various aspects of fruit
crop research, including but not limited to: irrigation, spraying,
fertilizer applications, design of experiments in orchard and
vineyard layouts, analysis, collection, and review of research
samples and data in the field or Pomology laboratory, in support of
physiology and production of fruit crops at the Parma Research and
Extension Center and at off-site cooperative growers under the
supervision of PVP Director. In consultation with PVP Director, the
incumbent will hire and train workers from independent licensed
contractors, teach workers safety requirements, work with and
supervise the workers in all cultural practices, including but
limited to: planting, installing support and irrigation systems,
training and pruning trees and vines, thinning, and harvesting. The
incumbent will also work closely with employees and other
technicians, staff, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows,
visiting scientists and co-workers in a team effort. The incumbent
will also perform farming and maintenance duties of various
orchard/vineyard machinery and tools, operation of irrigation wells
and minor repair of the irrigation well, and repair and maintenance
of tractors and orchard vehicles.
This is an essential position that will be called upon in
the event of an emergency and/or University closure.
- High school Diploma or equivalent.
- Collecting and recording data following pre-established
procedures or protocols.
- Using a computer to collect and record data.
- Accomplishing goals or completion of projects in a team
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Education: B.S degree.
- Experience in: operation and maintenance of a variety of
laboratory equipment and methodologies in agricultural crop
production, the safe use of electrical and hand operated shop
tools, and Good Laboratory Practice Standards (GLPS) and their
- Three years experience in agricultural crop production.
- Experience keeping complete and accurate records.
- Thorough knowledge of methods used in irrigation systems and
- Knowledge of: agricultural chemicals and their safe use;
laboratory chemicals and their safe use.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move items of at least
- Must posses a Private Applicators License, Professional
Applicators License, and/or Chemigation or be willing to obtain one
within 6 months.
- Must possess a valid Idaho Drivers License as the employee will
be required to drive University vehicles everyday to and from the
orchard, approximately 2 miles from the Parma Station.
Open Until Filled:
First consideration date for receipt of applications is
IMPORTANT: To be considered, your “Letter of Qualification” must
address EACH of the required 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
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative