Agricultural Research Technologist 2
This position as Agricultural Research Technologist (2) at WSU-TFREC (WSU, Wenatchee, WA) will support the research activities in physiology and pomology (apple and pear) in tree crops in Washington. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including field and greenhouse research, laboratory analysis, fruit sorting, and quality analysis. Applicant should feel comfortable working in adverse outdoor conditions including rain, snow, and extreme heat or cold independently or as part of a team. The incumbent must feel comfortable working on top of ladders and carry up to 50-55 pounds (25kg). Other required activities include data entry, written summary, statistical analysis, and preparation of graphics/presentations, reports and manuscripts. The incumbent will work in flower biology and thinning trials with focus on precision crop load production and final fruit quality. High level of capability in essential computer software (spreadsheets, word processing and presentation) and the ability to learn new software is required. Experience with data analysis platforms is highly desirable (e.g. SAS, R, Matlab, etc.) Job duties also include the ability to locate and purchase supplies, take care of instruments maintenance/calibration, schedule and execute activities independently, and learn new procedures and develop protocols as required. Experimental and analytical skills, precision, reliability, understanding and knowledge of research theory, excellent organizational and project management skills are required qualifications for this position. The incumbent will supervise the activities of hourly workers, assist graduate students in their projects and work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve project goals. Required qualifications include bachelor’s degree in horticulture, biological, chemical, physical or agricultural sciences and have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license at the time of hire. Preferred qualifications include experience in microscopy and 2-3 years of field experience in horticulture. Salary commensurate on education and experience. Apply at https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwsujobs.com%2Fpostings%2F54287&data=04%7C01%7Cpat.anderson%40uconn.edu%7C4804712b090044340c4908d891f431ba%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C637419825320298347%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=g%2F74jNASmoCtLRn1FtuNwpxw8SOKR2qbFYaBznVnV4g%3D&reserved=0 by the closing date of December 13, 2020. Please direct other questions regarding the position to Darla Ewald at firstname.lastname@example.org. WSU is an EO/AA educator and employer.