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Job ID: 118477

Research Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted Jan. 18, 2019
Title Research Specialist
University University of Idaho
Aberdeen, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
    Agriculture/Animal Care

University of Idaho

Research Specialist

Location: Aberdeen

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $16.46 per hour or higher depending upon experience and education

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The position supports the primary investigator in developing, evaluating and releasing new potato varieties for Idaho and the Pacific Northwest. The research specialist will independently manage the field operations of the potato variety development project including designing, planning, and conducting agronomic experiments and variety trials, supervising project technical staff, analyzing and summarizing data, writing technical reports and peer-reviewed articles and presenting research data at industry and professional meetings.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Education/Experience: Requires a M.S. in plant science, horticulture, agronomy, or a or closely related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and education; plus approximately 2 years of experience in designing and conducting agronomic research trials.

- Good knowledge of: scientific principles, computer hardware and software programs, including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

- Demonstrated ability to: perform a variety of specialized tasks and laboratory techniques specific to the needs of the position; keep records and compile written information for reports; follow good safety practices; possess good written communication skills; train and supervise other workers.

- Must have a valid drivers license and be able to successfully pass a drivers record check.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with irrigated potato production, field equipment operation, statistical analysis procedures such as SAS, and training and experience in programming and using computer databases such as Microsoft Access.

- Possess good interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Physical ability to: perform assigned duties; may be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances; may be required to work in adverse environmental conditions and/or carry or repeatedly lift heavy materials weighing up to 60 pounds, such as sacks of potatoes or fertilizer.

Posting Number: SP002055P

Posting Date: 01/16/2019

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by February 15, 2019.

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

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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