Research Specialist

University of Idaho
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$18.10
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full Time
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Position Information

Internal Posting?

Posting Number SP003973P Position Title Research Specialist Division/College College of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department Plant Sciences Location Moscow Posting Context Statement

The Research Specialist will assist the Brassica Breeding Principal Investigator and Research Associate with developing new, improved cultivars of canola, rapeseed, and mustard, as well as associated fundamental and applied research with these crop species.

Position Overview

Performs research activities and analysis, recording observations and measurements, and reports results. Participates in analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision.

Duties may include:

  • Preparing standard solutions for calibration and analyses
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Collecting laboratory or field data
  • Conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Participating in research design discussions
  • Performing literature reviews
  • Preparing reports
  • Comparing data and historical records for trend verification
  • Developing reference files, comparison charts, and graphs on research data
  • Assisting with site inspections and field oversight
  • Having little or no supervisory responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Unit URL

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    Position Qualifications

    Required Experience

  • Following pre-established procedures or protocols
  • Collecting and reviewing scientific data
  • Keeping complete and accurate records
  • Working in a team environment
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in plant science
  • Required Other

  • Must have a valid driver's license and ability to meet UI requirements for driving university vehicles
  • Must have or be able to obtain an Idaho commercial pesticide applicator license within three months of the hiring date
  • Additional Preferred

  • Bachelor of Science degree with two years of experience in agronomy, plant science field research techniques, and statistical analysis of experimental data.
  • Demonstrated skills in greenhouse plant husbandry, chemical analysis of oilseeds, operation of small plot farm equipment, and operation of motor vehicles including the ability to tow and back trailers loaded with equipment, and calibration of pesticide application equipment.
  • Ability to work on own initiative; work independently and cooperatively in small groups; plan projects to achieve goals of the overall program; work effectively and efficiently with minimal supervision; identify and solve problems; prioritize tasks and manage own and employees' time; interpret results from experiments; effectively supervise employees; establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively with faculty and staff from other programs; and work extra hours when required.
  • 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, i.e., dusty, hot, or cold conditions outdoors.
  • Must be able to lift, carry or otherwise move objects weighing up to 30 lbs.
  • Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application

    Posting Information

    FLSA Status Overtime Eligible

    Employee Category Classified Pay Range $18.10 per hour or higher depending on experience Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


    Full Time/Part Time Full Time Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain Posting Date 06/09/2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

    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 Qualification.

    Applicant Resources https: // www. resources/careers/applicant-resources Background Check Statement

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

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
  • Optional Documents

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  • Veterans in Higher Ed
  • Word of Mouth
  • Other Advertising Venue
  • University of Idaho Website
  • University of Idaho Daily Register
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  • Were you referred to this employment opportunity by a current University of Idaho employee? If so, please provide their name and department.
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