- University Park Campus
- Date Announced:
- Date Closing:
- open until filled
- Job Number:
- Level/Salary Band:
- Work Unit:
- College of Agricultural Sciences
- Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology
- Full/Part Time:
The Esker Lab is looking for a highly motivated person to provide laboratory and field support for the plant disease epidemiology program in the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, with emphasis on research in field crops like corn, soybean, and wheat. Responsibilities and duties will include, but are not limited to, microbiological culturing, microscopic evaluation of fungi, plant disease assessment and evaluation, and the operation of environmental monitoring equipment. Furthermore, the incumbent is expected to establish, maintain, evaluate and harvest samples from field and greenhouse experiments. Excellent record-keeping skills are necessary to maintain information and data for all scientific projects. There are also expectations to assist and maintain records regarding laboratory safety and disposal of wastes. Lastly, the incumbent is expected to maintain and procure inventory of laboratory chemicals and equipment. Interested applicants should submit: a cover letter explaining their qualifications, a resume/CV, and contact information for 3 professional references. This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Preference will be given to candidates with a BS in biology, plant pathology, agricultural science or related discipline. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.