|Type of position||Full time research assistant/technician. Professional, non-tenure track.|
|Employer||University of Maine Extension|
|Description of Employer||Dr. Lily Calderwood’s team is the lowbush/wild blueberry research and Extension program. The position will be located in Deering Hall on the University of Maine campus in Orono. A few work from home days during the winter are a possibility. The person hired in this position will specifically work on projects that include whole field mulching of wild blueberry fields for drought management, collection of plant and food science data to expand our knowledge of wild blueberry ripening for value-added markets, dual-use solar in wild blueberry, weed and fertility management for both organic and conventional wild blueberry growers. Annual Extension events include but are not limited to an annual conference in February and field days in May and June.|
|Description of Location||The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,900 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus, the regional campus in Machias, and throughout the state. UMaine is a land, sea and space grant university, and maintains a leadership role as the University of Maine System’s flagship institution. UMaine is the state’s public research university and a Carnegie R1 top-tier research institution, dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research and service for Maine, the nation and the world. More information about UMaine is at umaine.edu.
UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.
|Salary||Anticipated starting salary for this soft-money funded position is $38,701 – $42,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.|
|Benefits||The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.|
|Closing date of competition||March 22, 2023|
|Date position available||April 10, 2023|
|Description of duties||
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
|Contact for additional information||Dr. Lily Calderwood email@example.com|
|Submit what||You will need to create a profile and application here: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=80599
1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references
You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.
|Submit to||Apply through UMaine: https://umaine.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=80599|
|Additional Information||In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5748 Boudreau Hall, Room 101, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207-581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).|
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