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Research Specialist

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Position Information

Opening Number: 1800640
Position Title: Research Specialist
Position Number: 00103043
FTE: 1.0
Salary: $32,000+/year
Benefits Eligibility: Benefited - includes retirement plan and full coverage for family health insurance
Search by Group: Professional
Division: Agriculture and University Extension
Department: Plant Pathology

Position Summary Information

Position Description:

The Department of Plant Pathology at North Dakota State University has a research specialist position available to conduct research on diseases of economic importance to the dry bean and pulse industries the northern Great Plains. A successful candidate will research various aspects of the biology of soil borne fungal pathogens including Fusarium spp. and Rhizoctonia solani. Specific research areas will include fungicide efficacy, host genetic resistance and pathogen variability using laboratory, greenhouse, and field techniques. A successful candidate must be well-trained in both classical and modern areas of plant pathology.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • B.S. in Plant Pathology or a related field
  • Experience working with plant pathogens
  • Experience conducting laboratory, greenhouse and field research
  • Computer skills
  • Effective communication skills in English
  • Interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team
Preferred Qualifications:
  • M.S. degree in Plant Pathology or related field
  • Experience with data analysis and SAS
  • Experience managing publication-quality laboratory, greenhouse and field research trials from design through manuscript preparation
  • Experience supervising 3 or more individuals
Physical Demands:
Screening Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Resume, cover letter, and transcripts from B.S. program

Special Conditions:
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, ND

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, list exact dates of service:

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter