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Scientific Assistant
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Scientific Assistant
# Postion Information
## Summary of Duties
This position will be involved in food safety research with connections to the growing, harvesting, packing and processing of raw agricultural commodities (e.g. tree fruits, berries, grains, pulses, and vegetables). Work is diverse and will consist of lab and field-based research. Travel is necessary to remote locations and will require the individual to operate a motor vehicle. Lab duties will consist of cultivating, detecting, and enumerating Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) foodborne pathogens on foods and from the growing, harvesting, packing, holding, or processing environment. Research will consist of research planning, project planning and execution, data collection and analysis, and summarizing all aspects of project methods and results. Field based research will take place outdoors and will involve exposure to the elements throughout the year as well as physical demands of planting, growing, and harvesting various crops. Occasional shifts in the work day to meet project requirements are to be expected, primarily associated with starting the word day prior to 8 am.
## Required Qualifications
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.
## Additional Requirements
5 years' experience working in a food microbiology laboratory or equivalent experience.
Willingness and ability to work in an outdoor environment.
Ability and willingness to work with BSL-2 microorganisms with all personal protective equipment in place.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form.
Possession of, or ability to obtain at time of hire, a valid driver's license.
## Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in Food Science, Microbiology, Plant Science or closely related field.
## Will this position require a background check?
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check
# Posting Detail Information
## EEO Statement
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or
*Employee Type:* AP-Administrative Professional
*University Title:* Scientific Assistant
*Working Title:* Scientific Assistant
*College/Area:* College of Agricultural Human & Natural Resource Sciences
*Department:* WSU Prosser IAREC
*Department Link:*
*Position Number:* 127335
*Hiring Unit:* WSU Prosser IAREC
*Work Location:* Prosser
*Zip Code:* 99350
*This position is in a Bargaining Unit:* No
*Appointment Status:* Temporary
*Job Appointment (FTE%):* 100%
*Position Term in Months:* 12
*Monthly Salary:* Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
*Open Date:* 05/15/2018
*Close Date:* 06/18/2018
*Open Until Filled:* No
*Posting Number:* 20134211P

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