Research Specialist

Fargo, ND
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May 16, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
Assist with the design, implementation, and analysis of experiments conducted in association with Fusarium head blight ( FHB ) breeding efforts by the hard spring wheat breeding program. Areas of research include incorporation of FHB resistance, and improvement of grain yield and quality of hard spring wheat. Assist in preparation of seed for sowing early generation material and yield trials as well as entries in the Fusarium head blight ( FHB ) and rust nurseries located in the field, prepare associated field books, and take notes on FHB infection in field nurseries at three locations in ND. Manage the mist-irrigated FHB nursery located at Prosper near Fargo, including maintenance of irrigation pipe to supply mist-irrigation, and making sure the mist-irrigation system is functioning properly throughout the disease inoculation and incubation period. Manage greenhouse hybridization and F1 growout during three annual greenhouse cycles.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned B.S. degree or the equivalent in Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Crop & Weed Sciences. Individuals without a BS degree must have 5 years of directly related experience
• Working experience in small plot research
• Working experience in operating, maintaining, and repairing field plot equipment
• Working computer experience in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint, database programs and other computer applications and technology
• 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
• Must be capable of lifting 50+ pounds

Preferred Qualifications:
• Working experience with the execution of field, greenhouse and laboratory
trials, preferably in the context of a plant breeding program
• Prior supervisory experience
• Commercial drivers license

Physical Demands:
• Must be capable of lifting 50+ pounds
• Work with farm equipment
• Work outside under challenging weather conditions
• Work longer hours seasonally, including weekends when needed for planting and harvest
• Ability to travel to different sites in North Dakota, Arizona, and Puerto Rico

Screening Date: 05/22/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter, and Unofficial Transcript.

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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