Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Exempt
Pay Range: $42,982 per year or higher depending on education and experience
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the project leader, the Research Support Scientist will manage the daily operations of the potato and onion research project including designing, planning and conducting field trials and greenhouse studies; collecting, analyzing and summarizing data; assisting in preparation for workshops, seminars, meetings and field days and writing technical reports. The Research Support Scientist will be expected to complete tasks in a timely and efficient manner with minimal direction from the project leader and provide quality technical support to the research project.
- Education/Experience: Master of Science degree in Plant Science, Agronomy, Horticulture or related field plus at least 3 years related experience; OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience totaling approximately 7 years.
- Experience performing a variety of specialized tasks and laboratory techniques specific to the needs of the position; operating, maintaining, calibrating, troubleshooting and resolving basic problems with instruments and equipment.
- Experience keeping records and compiling written information for reports; following good safety practices.
- Must possess or be willing to obtain Idaho Limited Applicators license.
- Willingness to learn research-related onion and potato production practices and greenhouse procedures.
- Experience with computer statistical software programs, growth and care of plant pathogens, and with production practices of onions and potatoes and have good interaction with growers, co-workers, and the public.
- Good knowledge of: scientific principles; computer hardware and software programs.
- Knowledge of remote sensing concepts and technologies for detection of plant stress and pathogens.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions: - May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances; may be required to work in adverse environmental conditions.- Physical ability to carry, lift and/or otherwise move bags of onions and potatoes weighing up to 80 pounds from the field onto trailers, or in trucks, or between storage facilities.- Must be willing and able to occasionally travel up to 300 miles from the main experiment station and work extra hours when needed.
Posting Number: SP002347P
Posting Date: 10/18/2019
Closing Date: 11/16/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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