Associate in Research - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Washington State University, Department of Plant Pathology, Pullman, WA
An Associate in Research is sought to assist with field, greenhouse and laboratory research directed at understanding the epidemiology and control of soilborne pathogens of wheat. Position responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to: establishment, maintenance, and harvest of field plots, including application of pesticides; initiation and maintenance of greenhouse experiments including disease evaluation; detection of pathogens in plant tissue with polymerase chain reaction, serology and direct isolation; maintenance of pathogen cultures; training and supervision of temporary employees; development of experimental designs and collection, summarization, and statistical analysis of data in conjunction with the principal investigator.

Required Qualifications

Required: A Master’s degree in Plant Pathology or related field; field, greenhouse and/or laboratory research knowledge; demonstrated ability managing field plots and working with farm equipment; plant pathology skills including microbiological methods; familiarity with routine software packages; self-starter who is able to work independently and enjoy the challenge of working in a program with a diverse range of activities and projects; valid driver’s license; and ability to successfully work with a diverse, cross-cultural team is also necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred: Demonstrated ability with wheat, soilborne plant pathogens, statistics, and/or plant breeding, excellent communication skills and ability to operate vehicles with manual transmission. The successful candidate will be required to obtain a State of Washington Public Pesticide Applicator’s License within 6 months of employment.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes medical benefits

Additional Information

Availability: The position is available July 1, 2016, and is temporary, 12 month, full-time. Initial appointment is for 1 year and is annually renewable and dependent upon continued funding.


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: Masters
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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