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Job ID: 121056

Research Technician
University of Idaho

Date Posted Mar. 15, 2019
Title Research Technician
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline 3/28/2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

University of Idaho

Research Technician

Location: Twin Falls

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

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

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

To manage and coordinate chemical residue field research to aid with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration of agricultural chemicals for minor use crops in the state of Idaho and the Western U.S. Utilize Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) techniques to identify necessary procedures to fulfill U.S. EPA data requirements for regulatory decisions. Be responsible for reviewing research protocols, identifying problems or necessary changes, and making recommendations for changes. Keep current with all GLP's and assist with Quality Assurance audits. Manage Irregular Help and the Safety program for the Minor Use Pesticide Development Center. Operate farm equipment and pesticide application equipment and plant, cultivate and harvest field and tree-fruit crops. Edit and compile data manually or by computer program for GLP field data notebooks. Review and correct data and ensure that output is consistent with the studies. Draft report of findings into a format appropriate to various users. Respond to requests for information on current and potential use of data and the research system.

Minimum Qualifications:

- Requires two years of college including science and/or related courses in specified area of research discipline plus three years or more of related work experience. (Additional work experience may be substituted for college on a year-for-year basis.)

- Possess an Idaho Professional Applicators License or be willing to obtain one within 6 months.

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

- Some knowledge of: principles and procedures of research design, methodology and analysis applicable to specific research being conducted; sampling and analysis techniques.

- Ability to: perform complex and technical tasks related to research area; keep records and generate written reports of research activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

- Knowledge of and experience with Good Laboratory Practices and their application.

- Flexibility to work in multiple locations throughout Idaho.

- Experience in welding, plumbing, carpentry, and light electrical work.

- Computer record keeping skills.

- Knowledge of farm chemicals and their use.

- Thorough knowledge of methods used in agricultural crop production.

- Experience in operation and maintenance of a variety of diesel and gasoline powered farm equipment.

- Experience in the safe use of electrical and hand operated shop tools.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

- May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals or carcinogenic substances; and/or be required to work in adverse environmental conditions; carrying, lifting, or otherwise moving heavy materials and or chemical containers weighing at least 80 pounds.

- Flexibility to work odd hours.

Posting Number: SP002122P

Posting Date: 03/13/2019

Closing Date: 3/28/2019

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

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.

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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