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Weed Science Research Technician with Utah State University in Logan, UT

Type of position Non-tenure track
Employer Utah State University
Description of Employer Department of Plants, Soils and Climate courses emphasize understanding the physical, chemical and biological mechanisms that operate in the continuum of the soil, plants and atmosphere and how they affect the management of a wide range of agricultural and natural systems.

Undergraduate courses focus on acquiring and applying knowledge and developing the skills students will need in their chosen field of study. The program also prepares students to develop lifelong learning skills, understand and appreciate diversity, be productive citizens of the world and be professionals in their vocations.

In addition, the department trains students for graduate school and offers strong graduate programs in climate sciences, plant science and soil science. Research that underlies the graduate program is conducted in climate sciences, crop biotechnology, crop ecology, crop physiology, crop science, horticulture (general and ornamental), plant breeding, soil microbiology, pedology, soil chemistry, soil physics, soil fertility, environmental soil and water science and arid landscaping.

A major effort is directed at extending research and teaching programs to all citizens of the state of Utah.

Location Logan, UT
Salary Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Closing date of competition Open until filled
Date position available Review of applications will begin 4/28/18
Description of duties

Primary duties will include establishment, maintenance, and evaluation of field research plots and data collection and organization, analysis and summary of research data. Other duties include conducting laboratory,  greenhouse, and growth chamber research and maintaining research supplies and equipment.

Qualifications sought

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will have an M.S. degree or a bachelor’s degree and 2 to 3 years of relevant experience.  Also requires experience in weed or plant science; a valid driver’s license; and a private pesticide applicator license or ability to obtain one.  Plant identification skills are required.  Research will include application of herbicides and other pesticides in field and greenhouse experiments; thus familiarity and comfort with pesticides and pesticide application equipment and techniques is necessary; including experience in laboratory techniques, small plot field research, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and operation of research equipment.  Duties will require travel to field sites and work under physically demanding conditions (hard work in difficult field conditions). Must be able to hike 10 or more miles per day carrying a backpack and stay in undeveloped conditions for up to 1 weeks at a time.  Must have excellent organizational, communication, and problem solving skills and be comfortable working independently or as part of a team.  

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of small plot research, GIS equipment and programs, and use of research, statistical, and data presentation programs. Experience operating field equipment and trucks and trailers and ATV’s is desired. 

Contact for additional information The job announcement can be viewed here: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3330
Application procedure  
Submit what 1. C.V.
2. College transcripts
3. Letter of Interest
4. A list of the names and contact information of three references
Submit to Click ‘Apply for Position’ through the USU job board website: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=3330
Additional Information In its programs and activities, Utah State University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions), national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law.
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