Summer Field Research Assistant--Extension Plant Pathology (Halvorson)

Fargo, ND
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Jan 11, 2021
Job Type
Full Time
Position Information

Position Information:
  • The NDSU Extension Plant Pathology team is looking for motivated individuals to help assist in daily small plot field research activities on campus and surrounding areas. Individuals will gain valuable training in pest identification, experimental design, operation of small-plot equipment, and collaborative work.

Primary responsibilities will include:
  • Assisting with crop and trial establishment involving measuring and labeling of plots, planting crops, evaluating plots for efficacy and crop phytotoxicity, and assisting with harvest;
  • Assisting with mixing and application of crop protection products under the supervision of the Research Specialists;
  • Assisting with loading and hauling equipment to research sites in the surrounding areas;
  • Performing field trial maintenance;
  • Working flexible hours;
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Enrolled at North Dakota State University pursuing a degree in an agronomic science or closely related biological or agricultural field of study;
  • Must be able to work independently or as part of a team and must be able to physically perform field duties under highly variable conditions;
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills together with the ability to operate in a safe, efficient manner;
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

Duration: Full-time summer employment starting May through August 2021, with possibility of part-time employment continuing into the fall months if interested.

Salary: $12+ per hour depending upon experience.

Contact: Interested individuals should contact Jessica Halvorson, 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.

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