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This position will perform professional-level work in support of the research activities in tree fruit horticulture/physiology program. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties requiring advanced knowledge including performing complex investigative procedures; laboratory analysis to accomplish research goals; maintain laboratory equipment; collecting, processing, and analyzing data; statistical analysis; assist in preparing graphics and reports, and coordinate annual grower field day.
There is requirement for both field work in research and commercial orchards as well as laboratory work.
The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, and work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve project goals.
A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.
Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Masters degree in agriculture-related field.
Familiarity with the Washington tree fruit industry, good interpersonal communication, willingness to learn, demonstrated leadership capabilities, and general understanding of commercial production agriculture.
Familiarity with fruit quality laboratory analyses (brix, TA, pH). A working knowledge of commercial tree fruit production systems.
Comfortable with digital media and have past experience working with social media at an organizational level.
Excellent organizational skills.
Excellent communication skills – written and oral.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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