Research Associate
University of Idaho - Moscow, ID

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University of Idaho

Research Associate
Plant, Soil & Entomological Sciences

Open for Recruitment: January 23, 2013 - February 25, 2013
Announcement #: 12500083621
Salary Range: $40,019.20
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Location: Parma Research & Extension Center

This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding.

Materials Required:
Online Application ( Click here to apply )
Letter of Qualification
Job References

Performs laboratory analyses to support nematode research studies by planning, collecting/preparing, analyzing, for nematodes. Provides limited assistance to Idaho nematode survey activities by providing diagnostic services. Responds to questions and requests regarding nematode distribution in Idaho soils. Maintains the nematode laboratory computer system by updating the recent data available on the nematodes in Idaho. Develops more effective control tactics to minimize crop losses due to nematode infection. Trains/instructs IH, staff, and other personnel in proper laboratory procedures, safety, and operation of all laboratory instruments as well as the Leica microscope, centrifuge, and the other instruments. Initiates publications by using computer programs and spreadsheets, finalizing completed data from field observations and laboratory analyses, and generating reports as needed. Maintains production and quality control for the Nematode Diagnostic Laboratory by operating laboratory instruments and equipment, detecting malfunctions, and complying with safety procedures, rules, and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Personal Characteristics:

Requires an M.S. degree appropriate to the research discipline and/or a closely related field.

Must possess good interpersonal skills, demonstrated skills with computers, and effective communication skills.

Some positions may be required to work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive chemicals or carcinogenic substances, and/or required to work in adverse environmental conditions, and/or carry or lift heavy materials.

** This position is subject to the successful completion of a criminal background check **

Education and Experience:
M.S. in nematology or related field

Experience working in the field and within the laboratory

B.S. degree in nematology or related field with 15 years on the job experience

Experience nematode sampling, extraction and identification of nematodes

Knowledge of computers and software programs, good written and oral communication

Knowledge of supervisory practices

Please send OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS and have three CURRENT letters of reference sent directly to:

Dr. Saad Hafez
Southwest Idaho R&E Center
29603 U of I Lane
Parma, ID 83660-6699

To enrich education through diversity, the University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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