The Research Specialist will assist the Principal Investigator as part of the wheat breeding and genetics program, and will conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the wheat breeding and genetics related activities.
Duty activities include planting, maintaining, and harvesting field plots and greenhouse experiments; evaluating field and greenhouse-grown experiments; preparing seed for planting; post-harvest seed processing; data entry, management and analysis using statistical software; preparing research reports; and presenting research results at local, regional, and national meetings. Regional travel will be required to maintain and evaluate field trials. The Research Specialist will also contribute to the team effort by contributing ideas for the general plan of the research and breeding program, preparing written and oral reports, contributing to refereed journal articles, training and supervision of hourly employees, assisting graduate students with projects, maintaining stocks of supplies, photographing experiments, and performing miscellaneous clerical duties.
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Posting Number: SP002777P
First consideration date for receipt of applications is May 16, 2021.
IMPORTANT: To be considered, your "Letter of Qualification" must address EACH of the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the evaluation process, address as many of the preferred qualifications as possible. Information on a resume will not be accepted as a substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.
In addition to the online application and resume, applicants will need to have two (2) current reference letters sent directly to the search committee chair at the address listed below:
Dr. Jianli Chen
Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/2227522