Research Specialist

Fargo, ND
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Feb 08, 2018
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
A full-time post Research Specialist position is available at the Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo. The successful candidate will work in the organic/sustainable agriculture and weed ecology program and will assist the project leader to develop, establish, manage, and complete field, greenhouse and controlled environment research experiments. The candidate will be active in collecting, managing and analyzing field, laboratory and greenhouse data. Field work includes tillage, planting, general crop production, plot establishment, pesticide application, data collection, and record keeping. The candidate will operate, maintain, and repair field and laboratory equipment. The position will coordinate daily tasks as needed, including graduate student research and work collegially with other research leaders and research specialists.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned B.S. degree in Agronomy/Plant Sciences/Crop Production, or related field, or equivalent experience
• Working experience in operating, maintaining, and repairing field plot equipment
• Basic computer competence in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work well with others and effective supervisory skills
• Valid U.S. driver's license
• ND Certified Pesticide Applicators License or ability to be certified

Preferred Qualifications:
• M.S. degree in Crop Science or related field
• Experience conducting small plot and greenhouse research
• Competence in the use of SAS software

Physical Demands:
• Operate and transport small- to mid-sized agricultural equipment
• Lift/carry up to 50 pounds
• Work outside in various weather, occasionally challenging conditions
• Work longer hours when seasonally necessary
• Occasional overnight trips possible

Screening Date: 02/22/2018
Open Until Filled: No
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
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. • 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 race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): NDSU Main Campus, Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter
  4. Unofficial Transcript 2

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