Scientific Assistant in Spring Wheat Breeding at Washington State University, Pullman WA

Washington State University is recruiting a motivated professional to manage the field-based component of a successful research program focused on spring wheat genetics and variety development.

Contact: For full position and application information, please visit the WSU Human Resource Services website http://www.wsujobs.com and search jobs in "Crop & Soil Sciences". Contact Dr. Mike Pumphrey, Associate Professor, O.A. Vogel Endowed Chair of Spring Wheat Breeding and Genetics, m.pumphrey@wsu.edu, 509-335-0509 for additional information. Application will close December 3, 2018.

Position Details: The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, has a strong tradition in wheat improvement. The spring wheat program is well supported and equipped to sustain a world-class wheat breeding effort. The incumbent is expected to work with minimal supervision to manage preparation, planting, data collection, harvest and processing of wheat yield trials. Incumbent will analyze research results with appropriate statistical methods and summarize results in publication-quality form. Additional essential responsibilities include maintenance of an accurate database and seed inventory system and supervision of other technical staff and undergraduate workers.

Minimum Required Qualifications: B.S. degree in Agronomy or related field and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in an appropriate related scientific discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience. Must possess a valid driver's license at time of hire. Must possess valid Pesticide Applicator certification within 2 months of hire. Demonstrated ability to operate farm equipment including tractors and combine harvesters.

Time remaining: 65%
13/05/2019 (3 months)