Division/College: College of Agricultural & Life Sciences
Employee Category: Student/Temporary
Pay Range: $17.74 per hour
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Position Summary: The primary responsibility is to perform lab, greenhouse, and field research procedures for the University of Idahos Pale Cyst Nematode (PCN, Globodera pallida) research program on the Moscow Campus as part of a multi-state collaborative effort to eradicate PCN in Idaho under the direction of the PCN Project Director. The position will be to perform research activities and other tasks as necessary in support of eradicating PCN in Idaho.
BS in nematology, plant pathology, entomology, plant science, or a related field.
Following pre-established procedures and protocols.
Keeping complete and accurate records for research and analysis of scientific data.
Experience with use of computers, data entry, retrieval of data.
Working independently and in a team environment.
MS in nematology, plant pathology, entomology, plant sciences, or a related field.
Two years of lab, greenhouse, or field experience in nematology, plant pathology, plant science, or natural sciences.
Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
Demonstrated ability in data analysis.
Experience maintaining and rearing nematode cultures.
Experience in field research.
Experience with sterile technique.
Ability to operate farm equipment.
Knowledge of plant care/plant health.
Knowledge of soil types, drainage, and soil amendments.
Experience with containment protocols for quarantine pests.
Experience maintaining plants under greenhouse conditions.
Operation, maintenance, and repair of small engines and pumps.
Possess a valid drivers license.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 lbs.
May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.
May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions, i.e., dusty, hot, or cold conditions outdoors.
Must be able to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 lbs.May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions, i.e., dusty, hot, or cold conditions outdoors.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
Posting Number: STH002009P
Posting Date: 03/01/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Since 1889, the University of Idaho has provided motivated students with a transformative higher education experience that prepares them to solve real-world problems and achieve success in their lives and careers. Beginning with our beautiful residential campus in Moscow, the university’s reach extends throughout Idaho, serving over 12,000 students with educational centers in Coeur d’Alene, Boise and Idaho Falls, a research and extension center in Twin Falls, plus Extension offices in 42 counties. One of the nation’s land-grant research universities, U of I is a noted national leader in student-centered learning and interdisciplinary research that promotes public service. Our work serves businesses and communities, advancing the pursuit of diversity, citizenship and global outreach.