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Job Details
Company Name :
Michigan State University
Company Location :
East Lansing, MI 48824
Job Position :
Research Assistant II
Job Category :
Jobs in Michigan

Job Description :
The Field Crops Pathology lab is seeking a field-based Research Assistant to manage, coordinate and conduct field trial research. The lab conducts research across field crops, which include soybean, corn, wheat, barley, and dry bean. The Field Crop Pathology program has precision planting equipment with ability to conduct inoculated seed treatment trials. In addition, the program also has a self-propelled high clearance GPS tripped plot sprayer for the application of treatments.
Position Responsibilities

Work closely with current field Research Assistant to organize, design, plant, maintain, and harvest field research trials
Coordinate and conduct plant disease and vigor ratings, monitor for disease development, and assess treatment effectiveness during the growing season
Collect, summarize, and analyze experimental data; prepare final reports/summaries
Communication with clientele related to field research trials
Maintains materials, methods, and records of experimental procedures and evaluations of collected data
Calibrates and tests and operates field equipment and instruments to meet project needs
Supervises and reviews the work of undergraduate students

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in the specific field of research employment or related science field; three to five years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in overseeing research projects and laboratory operations, operating and maintaining a variety of laboratory equipment, performing specialized and difficult analytical and research techniques, and designing research experiments in an area related to research being performed; may require software specific to the area of research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. The position may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.
Desired Qualifications
A Master’s degree in Plant Pathology, Agronomy or other Plant Science related field is preferred; demonstrated proficiency in conducting field research, effective verbal and written communication skills

Knowledge of, or ability to learn ARM software or other computer software to analyze data
Valid vehicle operator’s license needed
Pesticide applicator license for field crops required prior to the completion of the probationary period

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Required Application Materials

Cover letter
3 Professional References

Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Special Instructions
Contact Martin Chilvers ([email protected]) for more information
Work Hours
Description of End Date
This is an off dated position funded for one year from date of hire with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.
Summary of Physical Demands

Lifting bags of seed weighing approximately 40-50lbs a height of 40” into the bed of plant load trailer
Carrying base of seed weighing approximately 40-50lbs to plant load trailer
Occasional Pushing/Pulling of 300lbs via the use of Pallet Lifts

Summary of Health Risks

Drive a university vehicle that does not require a commercial driver’s license but does require medical



Have a gross vehicle weight or weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds or more but less than 26,001 pounds.


Having a combined gross vehicle weight or weight rating (GVWR) of 10,001 pounds.

Wear a respirator (does not include paper dust mask worn for comfort).
Bidding eligibility ends on 10/18/2022 at 11:55 PM

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