Research Associate (M.S. or Ph.D.) - Plant Pathology
Montana State University
Location: Sidney, Montana
Type: Full Time
Salary: $50,000 - $54,000/yr
The plant pathology team at the Eastern Ag Research Center in Sidney, MT is looking for a motivated individual (M.S. or Ph.D.) to conduct applied plant pathology research in pulse crops (peas, lentils, chickpeas).
About us: We are group of individuals dedicated to improving the lives of our stakeholders through the development of IPM strategies for economically important crops of eastern Montana with a focus on increasing sustainability. For more information on our research program, please visit https://bigskyplantdoc.org/
Benefits of the position:
$50-$54K per year with excellent benefits and a university health program focused on improving the health of Montana State University employees. For more information visit https://www.montana.edu/hr/Benefits.html
A 3-bedroom low-rent house suitable for a family is available for this position.
Modern facilities with a dedicated plant pathology lab and greenhouse.
Professional development through paid travel to in-state and national meetings.
Mentorship in project development and grant writing if desired.
Duties and Responsibilities: As a member of our team, you will be expected to conduct small plot field research for grant funded projects, innovate through the development of new protocols, contribute to annual reports, write quality manuscripts, and mentor students and staff in your area of expertise. Attention to detail and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively is essential.
For any questions or additional information, please reach out to Dr. Frankie Crutcher – email@example.com. For full advertisement and to apply please visit https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/32354. All applications must be submitted electronically for consideration by the hiring committee. We ask that you address all required and preferred qualifications in your cover letter.
M.S. in plant pathology, plant science, or a closely related discipline
Experience in applied plant pathology methods.
Experience in experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Record of publication.
Expertise with statistical software and Microsoft office suite.
Ph.D. in plant pathology, plant science, or a closely related discipline.
Field research experience consisting of field plot design, harvesting of experimental plots, and grain cleaning and processing.
Experience with molecular techniques such as DNA extraction, PCR, and gel electrophoresis.
Experience with plant pathogen isolation and identification.