Student Field Research Position Potato Pathology (Peterson)

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Research
Posted on July 3, 2024
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This is a part-time, non-benefited position. Only NDSU students are eligible to be hired in this position. Unsolicited applications to this posting will NOT be considered.

Position Information:
  • The NDSU Potato Pathology Team is looking for dependable people. Must be 18+ years of age.
Primary responsibilities will include: (we will train you!)
  • Assisting technicians in field plot or greenhouse research
  • Establishing experiments (design, prepping, planting)
  • Data recording / rating experiments
  • Plant and soil sampling
  • Assisting with fungicide applications
  • Harvesting experiments and post-harvest measurements
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • Must have a US valid Drivers license
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs
  • Enrolled at North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in an agronomic science or closely related field of study
  • Willingness to work outdoors in various weather conditions, ability to walk in fields / uneven ground
  • Agricultural background / U.S. farm experience helpful
  • Mechanical skills helpful
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to operate in a safe, efficient manner
Duration: Flexible hours for spring semester. Full-time summer employment with possible overtime starting May 2024. Flexible hours for fall semester if interested.

Salary: $17+ per hour depending upon experience. Ample opportunity for overtime. Meal allowance paid when working off campus.

Contact: Interested individuals should contact Dean Peterson, Field Research Manager, Department of Plant Pathology via email:

Please include within application if you are currently or have in the past 12 months been employed with NDSU, the North Dakota University System or any other North Dakota State agency. If so, include which agency/department, as well as your how many hours you work a week and in the past 12 months.

Employment Eligibility

NDSU determines employment eligibility through the E-Verify system: What is E-Verify? New employees to NDSU must present specific identification to determine their employment eligibility no later than their first day of work. To view the identification required, please see the List of Acceptable Documents . You will be required to have one item from List A OR one item from List B and List C.