ASSISTANT RESEARCHER

Location
Madison, WI
Posted
Sep 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


JOB NO.: 90907-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: CALS/PLANT PATHOLOGY


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Natural Resources, Environmental Sciences, Plant Sciences, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 90907-AS

Working Title: Assistant Researcher

Official Title: ASST RESEARCHER(E05LN)

Hiring Department: A074800-COL OF AG & LIFE SCIENCES/PLANT PATHOLOGY

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JANUARY 01, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $40,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications



Degree and Area of Specialization:

M.S. degree in Plant Pathology, Entomology, Weed Science, Agronomy, or a related discipline.



Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

M.S. plus 1-2 additional years of experience conducting plant pathology field experiments is desired along with:
* A strong background in the principles and concepts of plant pathology.
* An excellent understanding of agricultural field experimentation.
* The ability to design, implement, and analyze data for plant pathology field experiments.
* Applicant must be competent and comfortable in the use of computer spreadsheets, databases, word processing, statistical analysis software, and electronic communications.
* Strong written and verbal communications skills required.
* A farm background and experience in cropping agriculture is highly desirable.
* Applicant should competent and comfortable in the use of planting equipment, sprayers and plot combines with their associated specialized electronics.



License or certificate:

* Driver's License required.
* Ability to obtain a Wisconsin Certified Pesticide Applicator license in categories appropriate to job responsibilities. Must obtain Wisconsin Certified Pesticide Applicator license within 6 months.



Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Field Crops Pathology program in the Department of Plant Pathology conducts research and outreach leading to sustainable production of field crops, which include corn, soybeans, wheat, and alfalfa. This position requires knowledge of plant science to support research in the program.



Additional Information:

* Applicant must be willing to work flexible hours upon occasions, including weekends.
* Must be able to be approved by UW-Madison Office of Risk Management to operate ARS tractors, vehicles, and other powered equipment.
* The research is conducted throughout the state so extensive travel is required.



Contact:

Tricia Check
tlcheck@wisc.edu
608-265-8502
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )



Instructions to applicants:

Apply online with cover letter and resume.



Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

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Advertised: Sep 8 2017 Central Daylight Time


Application Close: Oct 8 2017 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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