Research Associate I, Small Grains Agronomy and Pathology

  • University of Idaho
  • Moscow, ID, USA
  • Jun 06, 2024
Full time Agriculture/Horticulture & Aquaculture

Job Description


University of Idaho

Research Associate I, Small Grains Agronomy and Pathology

Location: Aberdeen

Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Performs research activities and analysis; implements and evaluates research procedures and data. Records observations and measurements then reports results. Responsible for analyzing and preparing results for publication. Works under general supervision with a certain degree of creativity and latitude. May supervise junior research personnel.

Duties may include:

  • Providing technical support in planning and/or designing of scientific projects, studies, or applications
  • Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific data
  • Interpreting test results and comparing with determined standards and limits
  • Identifying and evaluating scientific samples and determining need for further testing
  • Developing recommendations and/or providing solutions, standards, and protocol to a wide range of difficult problems
  • Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating portions of a scientific project, study, or application
  • Providing scientific evaluations/assessments
  • Researching, implementing, standardizing, and evaluating new procedures
  • Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding agencies
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plant Pathology or Agronomy.
  • Two years of post-Bachelor’s research experience related to the domain of this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of research achievement, serving as PI or Co-PI on extramurally funded research.
  • Participation in the development and submission of sponsored project proposals.
  • Working knowledge of correct agriculture experimental design and statistical analyses, including SAS programming.
  • Knowledge of small grain production methodology.
  • Experience operating a wide variety of machinery such as tractors, planters, tillage equipment, etc.
  • Supervisory experience. Experience in mentoring graduate students and effective collaboration in team-based research programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

  • Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move objects weighing 50 lbs.

Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move objects weighing 50 lbs.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP004028P

Posting Date: 07/13/2023

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
First consideration date for receipt of applications is July 27, 2023.

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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