Research Assistant - Lowbush Blueberry Disease Program
5/9/2014 7:55 AM
Lowbush Blueberry Disease Program
School of Biology and Ecology
The research program for plant disease on lowbush blueberry is looking for a Research Assistant to conduct and support lowbush blueberry research in the lab and in the field. Tasks include implementing and documenting results of laboratory, field and greenhouse experiments. Research involves treatment application, and data collection, tabulation, analysis and summary.
Typically has the education associated with a B.S. or B.A. degree in a related area of science required. MS degree or equivalent experience preferred. Knowledge of and ability to apply experimental and registered pesticides is required; Certification as a Commercial Pesticide Applicators License for category 10 1B is required within 6 months of hire. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required. Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative and manage multiple tasks and deadlines are required. Successful supervisory experience is preferred. The position requires the ability to travel and a valid driver's license. Ability to collect research samples in field conditions under sometimes adverse weather conditions and sometimes alone. Ability to lift up to 30lbs and carry it up to 200ft. This is a 12 month position, contingent on grant funding with a salary range of $30,170 – $33,500 depending upon qualifications and skills. Review of applications to begin on June 1st, 2014. The full job description can be found at http://jobs.umaine.edu/
. Appropriate background checks are required. University of Maine is an EO/AA employer.
If you are interested in being part of our team, please apply with a letter of application and your resume at https://umaine.hiretouch.com/. You will need to create a profile and application. Incomplete applications cannot be considered. Screening of applications will begin June 1, 2014
and will continue until the position is filled.