Scientific Assistant

Sep 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Scientific Assistant

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 127926

Work Location: Prosser

Summary of Duties:
This position will contribute to all aspects of the stone fruit breeding program with minimal supervision. These aspects include supervisory management of orchard plantings (establishment, pruning/training, fertility, irrigation), production of seedlings in the greenhouse, pollination and seed extraction/processing, analysis of fruit quality and scion characteristics, DNA extraction and genotyping, and tissue culture. This position will assist in the planning and design of experiments in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field, and will use computer software to analyze data and assist in preparing reports and publications. Supervision of support staff, especially during pollination and harvest, will also be essential.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline 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 or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.

Posting Open Date: 09/11/2018

Posting Close Date: 9/24/2018

Open Until Filled: No

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