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Position: Student Technical Assistant-Plant Pathology
Institution: Oregon State University
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, United States
Duties: Duties include the technical assistance in a plant pathology laboratory & field research plots. It includes, but is not limited to: media preparation for culturing bacterial and fungal pathogens of tree fruits and winegrapes, processing field samples for pathogen isolation, microbial culture collection management, data entry, laboratory cleanliness and maintenance of lab equipment such as an autoclave, pH meter, laminar flow hood, microscopes etc. This position may work/have access to regulated hazardous chemicals. The applicant will perform routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of research
   
Text: Position Information Position Title Student Technical Assistant Job Title Student Technical Assistant-Plant Pathology Appointment Type Student Employee Job Location Central Point Position Appointment Percent 50 Appointment Basis 12 Min Hourly Rate $10.75 (Standard); $10.50 (Non-Urban); $12.00 (Portland Metro) Max Hourly Rate $17.00 (Standard & Portland Metro); $16.50 (Non-Urban) Position Summary These positions are for a part time Student Technical Assistant position for the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center at Oregon State University. This position will be located in Central Point, OR. The areas related with this position include plant health, plant disease diagnosis and management. This positions requires driving a station vehicle to off-site research sites. Position Duties Duties include the technical assistance in a plant pathology laboratory & field research plots. It includes, but is not limited to: media preparation for culturing bacterial and fungal pathogens of tree fruits and winegrapes, processing field samples for pathogen isolation, microbial culture collection management, data entry, laboratory cleanliness and maintenance of lab equipment such as an autoclave, pH meter, laminar flow hood, microscopes etc. This position may work/have access to regulated hazardous chemicals. The applicant will perform routine to complex technical or specialized tasks in support of research. Minimum Qualifications Employment Eligibility Requirements ( http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements ) Additional Required Qualifications Must be enrolled as an undergraduate for fall term Strong interest in biological research Positive attitude to work in a team environment. Preferred (Special) Qualifications Competence in Microsoft Office programs inluding Excel, Word, and Power Point Working Conditions / Work Schedule Work is mainly performed in a scientific laboratory, research plots and office settings. Work schedule is flexible but typically is M-F and up to 20 hrs. per week. During school breaks may work up to 40 hrs. a week. Posting Detail Information Posting Number P05597SE Number of Vacancies 2 Anticipated Appointment Begin Date 09/03/2019 Anticipated Appointment End Date Posting Date 07/24/2019 Full Consideration Date Closing Date 09/30/2019 Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search Competitive / Student - open to ALL qualified/eligible students Special Instructions to Applicants When applying you will be required to attach a resume and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position. OSU Commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. 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 OAR 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.
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