Salary rate will be based on applicable experience and qualifications. This position is Overtime Eligible.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a detailed summary of benefits visit: https://hrs.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024-Benefit-Overview-for-Faculty-and-AP.pdf
4 Year Degree
Business Title: Scientific Assistant
Time Type: Full time
Location: Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Position Details: The WSU Extension Cereal Variety Testing Program is looking for a highly motived individual to serve in the lead technical role to help manage cereal variety trials and other applied agronomic trials throughout Eastern Washington. The program operates out of Pullman, WA and works closely with other programs within WSU, USDA-ARS, and other land-grant universities to generate additional agronomic ratings for varieties. The program produces data on wheat and barley variety performance that is highly utilized by dryland growers and the seed industry. A brief list of responsibilities include the establishment, maintenance, and harvest of crop research plots applying techniques and methods outlined by the supervising scientist. This individual will supervise and train support personnel in data collection and will operate and maintain a range of equipment used for field researchincluding small plot tractors, plot drills, sprayers, combines, and threshers.
WSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.
BS degree in a related scientific field and 3 years of related research experience. Additional experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. An MS degree in a related scientific field may be substituted for up to 1 year of the required work experience.
Experience in crop science and field plot research trials. Demonstrated ability to coordinate and facilitate work activities in a timely and efficient manner. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and navigate Microsoft office software. Must be able to perform standard statistical analysis and interpret results. Must possess, or be able to obtain within in six months of hire, a Public Operator’s Pesticide License. Must possess, or be able to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver’s license.
MS degree in related field. 5 years of experience working in field trials. Can effectively communicate both orally and written. Ability to use statistical analyses software. Demonstrated agronomic skill with cereal crops.