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Assist in the coordination of field based research activities for the winter wheat breeding and genetics program, which includes, but is not limited to, data collection using traditional and molecular field breeding techniques, statistical analysis, experimental field design, field plot maintenance and data collection, pesticide application, and preparing results for publication. Duties include planting, maintaining, and harvesting plants grown under field conditions across the state of Washington and in collaboration with other breeding programs, general breeding methods (data collection, herbicide applications, maintenance of equipment, experimental design), spreadsheet management, ordering supplies, general equipment maintenance and supervision of temporary personnel.
B.S. in molecular biology, plant breeding, crop science or a related discipline; communicate well orally and in writing.
M.S. in molecular biology, plant breeding, crop science or a related discipline and be able to work with minimal supervision. Experience with field breeding plots and/or knowledge of plant breeding. At least one year of experience working in an applied or research program.
The primary location of the position is the Washington State University (WSU) Pullman campus (http://www.wsu.edu). With a population of approximately 32,000, Pullman offers a friendly, small-town atmosphere. Located 75 miles south of metropolitan Spokane, Pullman is a short drive away from the scenic Idaho Panhandle and Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon. The rolling hills of the Palouse offer a wide range of outdoor activities. The area provides ample opportunity to enjoy the cultural and academic hubs of both WSU and the University of Idaho (located nine miles away in Moscow, ID). To learn more about the Pullman community, visit: http://www.pullmanchamber.com.
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.
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