The Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
This position supports the research and extended education mission of Oregon State University. The incumbent serves as a member of a multi-person applied research team at the Klamath Basin Research and Extension Center (KBREC) with principle responsibility for providing technical and scholarship support related to crop production practices for small grains, forages, oilseeds, alternative crops, soil/water interactions, and related issues relevant to agriculture in the Klamath Basin. The research projects are primarily field-based. The individual has primary responsibility for summarizing data as part of various local, statewide, and regional agronomic and alternative crop trials. The incumbent assumes responsibility for laboratory equipment and performing laboratory procedures in support of agronomic and forage crop research including seed processing and forage quality testing using on-site NIRS equipment. When feasible, the incumbent also assists on-site faculty with other research projects involving potatoes, livestock, and other agricultural/environmental issues, as well as providing general support for KBREC facilities and farming activities.
Faculty member will ensure that all people have equal employment and program participation opportunities regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, disability, and disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran status.
Requires Bachelor's degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
B.S. degree in agronomy, crop science, soil science, plant science, or a related field.
Experience with computer spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software programs.
Evidence of strong written and verbal communication skills.
A demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of effective teams.
Experience in operating farm or research-scale field equipment.
Experience in commercial or research field crop management.
Experience with laboratory equipment and procedures.
Possess or ability to obtain an Oregon Public and Demonstration/Research Pesticide Applicator's License within six months of hire date and maintain while in the position.
Ability to work in an outdoor environment with frequent exposure to dust, pollen, noise, extreme temperatures, as well as walking on uneven ground.
Ability to pass a respirator fitness test within six months of hire date.
Ability to lift, carry, and push/pull objects up to 50 lbs. or more.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position requires driving a university vehicle or a personal vehicle on behalf of the university; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a motor vehicle history check, possess and maintain a current, valid driver's license in their state of residence, be determined to be position qualified and self-report convictions as per University Policy 05-030.
This position involves field, greenhouse, laboratory, and office work. Work schedule can vary dramatically depending on seasonal needs. Work outside of an 8-5 work day is not uncommon.
Hard physical activity involving lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing 50 lbs. or more.
Work with chemicals in a non-lab setting.
Operate university vehicles such as tractors, agricultural machinery, and passenger vehicles.
May work in or near water (such as water sampling).
Exposure to high noise levels while working with equipment such as tractor, ag machinery, ATV, pneumatic, electric, and gas-powered hand tools, etc.
Often work outdoors with frequent exposure to dust, pollen, noise, extreme temperatures, and walking on uneven ground.
Operate lift equipment such as forklift and pallet jack, as well as work on elevated surfaces.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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