University of Idaho
Col of Agricultural & Life
$44,615 annually or higher depending on
The University of Idaho Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology
and Nematology seeks a plant diagnostics specialist to join the
multi-disciplinary team at the Parma R&E Center. The position
will be the key diagnostic lab contact for the Plant Pathology Lab
at Parma with responsibility for receiving and initially assessing
diagnostic samples and running tests as required or referring them
to the appropriate specialist. The successful candidate will also
undertake diagnostic test development under the supervision of the
PI, as well as undertaking research projects into characterizing
plant pathogens, disease monitoring and disease management. This
position is contingent upon funding and is a full-time (12-month)
- B.S. degree in plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, crop
science or closely related field .
- Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience related to the
domain of this position.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Master’s degree in plant pathology, entomology, agronomy, crop
science or closely related field.
- Experience with molecular lab techniques and training in
molecular diagnostics and applied plant pathology, entomology
and/or nematology diagnostics and IPM practices.
- Laboratory management experience including monitoring safety
compliance, training personnel, and budgeting and procuring
- Experience in developing and revising standard operating
- Training or experience in developing and delivering extension
programs for producers and county educators.
- Experience supervising other personnel and advising graduate
- Knowledge of USDA-APHIS regulations and reporting of regulated
- Evidence of participation or willingness to participate in
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with
colleagues and clientele.
- Excellent written communication skills.
- Experience working independently.
- Experience managing field, greenhouse and laboratory research
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Ability to perform assigned laboratory duties; ability to work
with fungal plant pathogens.
- Ability to do field work collecting plant and soil
Open Until Filled:
First consideration date for receipt of applications is January 27,
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