Plant Pathology Intern (part-time)

Williston, ND
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Oct 01, 2020
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Part-Time Plant Pathology Research Intern (Students Only)

We are looking for a part-time research intern to the assist the plant pathologist and research specialist in greenhouse and laboratory studies.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Establish a regular schedule with the plant pathologist and communicate well via email
  • Adhere to NDSU policies and employee expectations
  • Grind seed and assist with mycotoxin analysis
  • Preparation for greenhouse studies including washing and bleaching pots
  • Running the autoclave to sterilize greenhouse potting media
  • Watering plants
  • Preparing fungal and bacterial growth media
  • Cleaning glassware and maintaining the cleanliness of the lab and greenhouse
  • Measuring soil parameters including pH
  • Assist in other projects as needed

Desired Skills:
  • Effective communication skills
  • Dependability and adaptability
  • Willingness to learn
  • Humility
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude and ability to work well with others and under supervision
  • Responsible
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to pass a criminal background screening
  • Must have valid Driver's License

All applicants must submit a copy of their transcript and one letter of recommendation from a teacher.

About Us

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. Our main campus is located in Fargo, ND with Extension Service and Research Experiment Station locations across the entire state. NDSU has been listed in the Top 100 public research universities in the United States for research and development in agricultural sciences, psychology and social sciences, based on reported research expenditures.

NDSU is an exciting place to work offering a stimulating and diverse environment richly populated with people pursuing life-long learning and personal growth. Employees often attend on-campus cultural events, lectures, athletic events and enjoy walks through our beautiful campus.

NDSU employs over 6000 full-time and part-time employees across the state, making it the second largest employer in the community. NDSU is the best college in ND, according to Money Magazine (September 2018). NDSU was named a 2019 Best Value College by Forbes. Fargo made's top 10 list of cities to find a job and ranked at #11 for best places to live overall.

NDSU offers a wide array of professional opportunities including faculty, executive, managerial, professional, technical, paraprofessional, office support, servers and crafts/trades. Like a small city, NDSU operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full time employees are offered a superb benefit package to include 100% company paid health insurance premiums and tuition assistance for employees and immediate family members. All of us at NDSU play an important role in serving our students and public constituencies. We encourage motivated and talented team members that thrive in a higher-ed environment to join our university!


With energy and momentum, North Dakota State University addresses the needs and aspirations of people in a changing world by building on our land-grant foundation.

Additional Information

No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.