Tree Physiology Research Assistant - Washington State University in State of Washington

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Washington State University

State of, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position will perform professional-level work in support of research focused on understanding the physiological interactions between plants and their environment (climate, water, nutrition, management). The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including field work and laboratory analysis; laboratory duties will include data collection, maintenance and care of laboratory equipment, coordinating equipment use, and protocol development. Field duties may include management of research orchard plots (pruning, fertilizer application, fruit thinning, harvest, etc.), field data collection, and management of both greenhouse and shadehouse experiments.
The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, and work with graduate students, other staff and scientists to achieve project goals.

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

Master’s or ph.D. in Horticulture or related field.

Experience in the field.

Experience in operating statistical software for data analysis.

Ability to organize data and results in spreadsheets.

Ability to use word processing and presentation software.

Must have, or be able to obtain, a valid unrestricted driver’s license at time of hire.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications 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: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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