Demonstrated possession of the competencies necessary to perform the work.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Bachelor of Science, Associate degree or equivalent with 1-3 years of experience working with insect pests in a crop production setting, preferably in an IPM program and some knowledge of insect handling and culture maintenance, field plot design and data collection, analysis, and reporting; comfortable using Excel and PowerPoint software. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
The successful candidate will have responsibility for establishing and managing experiments and conducting laboratory, greenhouse, field research and liaising with growers. Investigations will revolve around IPM systems research on crucifers, other vegetable crop systems. Ability to work with as a team member is important. Experience working with small growers is an asset. Under the direction of the PI summarize and carry out data analysis for discussion, presentation, and reporting. Good oral and written communication skills and computer literacy essential; experience with MS Word and MS PowerPoint; prepare tables and charts for publications and. Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license. Pesticide Application License is an advantage.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The mission of the College of Agriculture and Environmental and Science (CAES) is provide opportunities for individuals for diverse backgrounds to achieve excellence, through intellectual and technological advancements, in the food, agricultural environmental and life sciences that will cultivate and enhance their potential for global
leadership, productivity and competitiveness. The goals for the CAES are three-fold: (1) Provide learning experiences through which students gain-in-depth competencies- knowledge and skills, which will ensure their success in the changing work environment and improve the quality of life for the citizens of our community, state and nation. (2) Enhance, expand and integrate quality teaching, research, extension and global outreach. (3) Strengthen the integration and use of effective cutting-edge information and technologies.