Research Specialist

Fargo, ND
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May 13, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
This position involves conducting routine tests to evaluate grain, milling and baking qualities of hard wheat (mainly red spring wheat). Duties include conducting tests and compiling data associated with evaluating hard spring/winter wheat samples for grain, milling and bread making qualities; and assisting in basic and applied research projects. The individual will be responsible for maintenance of laboratory and processing equipment including Buhler mills, Quad mills, dough rheology equipment, kernel and flour quality testing equipment. Provide supervision to graduate and undergraduate student activities in the laboratory; help ensure a safe, clean working environment. This position will also involve preparing presentations and reports using Microsoft Office. Perform and supervise laboratory demonstrations for short courses, international trade teams and visitors.

Minimum Qualifications:
• B.S. in food science, plant science or related discipline
• Proficient computer skills
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to multitask and perform repetitive tasks
• Ability to work in a team and independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications:
• MS in Food/Cereal/Plant Science or related field
• Experience with statistical analysis
• Experience supervising workers
• Experience with grain quality analysis
• Experience with milling, baking and conducting routine tests for wheat/end use quality

Screening Date: 05/24/2019
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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