Research Technician - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Position will be responsible for performing work in support of scientific research which provides practical experience using advanced skills and knowledge to perform complex investigative procedures; modifies procedures to accomplish research goals; collect, process and analyze data; and run research protocols. Additionally, this position will be responsible for day to day operation of laboratory including ordering material, equipment troubleshooting and assistance in laboratory documentation.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree in relevant field of study. One year experience in relevant research field of study. Understanding of basic statistical methods. Understanding of computer programing, experience with electrical and mechanical engineering, plant propagation, molecular biology experience and biochemistry.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

We are looking to hire a research technician to join our plant physiology laboratory of four postdoc and five graduate students. The person hired will assist in graduate student and postdoc research. Additionally, the successful candidate will be given independent research project generally focused on C4 photosynthesis, isotope exchange and biochemistry. Preference will be given to candidates with experience and training in stable isotopes, photosynthetic gas exchange, mass spectrometry and measurements of leaf isotope exchange with tunable diode laser and cavity ring-down systems. Additionally, desired experience in computer programming (Lab view and R), mechanical/electrical engineering to develop novel software for data analyses and development of custom instrumentation. The initial appointment will be for one year and is potentially renewable with continued performance. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with education and experience.

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 (

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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