Location: WENATCHEE TREE FRUIT RESEARCH & EXTENSION CENTER
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
This position will support the research activities in physiology and pomology (apple and pear) in tree crops in Washington. The person will perform professional-level work in scientific research; using advanced skills and knowledge to perform the following tasks: plan experiments for all the seasons based on the different experimental tasks in the field and in the laboratory; run established research protocols and modify and develop new procedures to accomplish research goals. Moreover, the incumbent will collect, process and analyze data about field and laboratory analyses, help in coordinating data collection and logistics, prepare project reports, write manuscripts for journals or presentations for conferences. This position will supervise graduate and undergraduate students and research assistants. There will also be an expectation that this person will participate in committees.
Applicant should feel comfortable working in adverse outdoor conditions including rain, snow, and extreme heat or cold independently or as part of a team. The incumbent must feel comfortable working on top of ladders and carry up to 50-55 pounds (25kg).
Most of the work is split between field, lab and office environment but interactions in employee workplaces are periodically necessary. This may be indoors or outside in any weather condition.
Willingness to work in the cold rooms as well to organize harvested fruit boxes in storage and to other locations.
Intense emotional situations may exist which necessitate incumbent's ability to lend a
calming influence and control.
PhD in Horticulture or Plant Science within 5 years of hire
3-4 years of experience in orchard experimental setting
Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
Demonstrated ability to interact with large groups and individuals at all work levels
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and software applications
Record showing commitment to the previous research groups
Flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view is required
Demonstrated sensitivity to and desire to promote diversity
Have or be able to obtain a valid driver's license upon hire
Experience in microscopy, thinning, crop load management.
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience FTE: 100% Tenure Track (Faculty only): no Permanent/Temporary: temporary Position Term in months: 12 City, State, Zip: Wenatchee, WA 98801 Department Link:musacchi-orchardmanagement.com Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check Screening Begin Date: March 19, 2021
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) curriculum vitae and 2) cover letter.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application
Contact Darla Ewald at email@example.com with questions about the position.
Required Documents: curriculum vitae and cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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