The College of Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month, fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant position that will be located at the OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora, Oregon. The academic home for this position will be the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology. Reappointment is at the discretion of Regional Director, Department Head, and the Program Leader.
As a land grant institution committed to teaching, research and outreach and engagement, OSU promotes economic, social, cultural and environmental progress for the people of Oregon, the nation and the world.
The OSU North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC) is part of Oregon State University’s Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service. The NWREC's mission is conduct research in agricultural, biological, social and environmental services for the benefit to Oregon.
This position support with the bilingual Nursery Pathology extension and research program. They will work independently planning, implementing, and delivering education materials at seminars and workshops. This position will collaborate with the nursery industry, providing Extension outreach to both English and Spanish speaking audiences. This position will coordinate workshops, speakers and event logistics, and oversee the registration process. The job duties require the ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally.
This position will mentor high school/undergraduate students by providing hands-on instruction in research protocols in laboratory and greenhouse settings and oversight of student research projects. This position will also oversee college level nursery pathology interns.
This position will work independently in the nursery research program conducting applied research, including various aspects of plant health, particularly disease and pest management in nursery systems, measure and analyze data, and provide statistical and written reports. The employee will coordinate grant opportunities and assist with writing grant proposals.
This position will require traveling. Active and effective communication with staff and key stakeholders is critical to the success of this position.
Oregon State University is committed to practicing and delivery of tools for state-of-the-science interaction and engagement of partners and stakeholders. This faculty member is required to use modern learning tools, employ and practice engaged scholarship, promote integration of programs across disciplines that are demand-driven and use open source tools that continually align with innovation and shifts in educational program delivery.
Oregon State University and the OSU Extension Service are committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees of Extension are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. In addition, this Coordinator will design, develop, maintain and/or carry out Extension programs to ensure that all people have equal program participation opportunities as well as ensure that the educational practices are inclusive and safe to diverse audiences and that the content is shared in a culturally appropriate manner to diverse audiences.
Requires Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to the field in which research is being conducted.
Bachelor's degree in Horticulture, Microbiology, Biology, or related fields. Degree must be completed by application date.
Demonstrated experience or the ability to work with adults on educational programs, teaching, laboratory/greenhouse or related functions.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including the effective use of electronic (traditional and web-based) and printed mass media.
Experience or potential to plan, implement and present educational materials.
Experience or potential to create layout designs, reviewing and editing, and presenting educational and/or research material.
Basic knowledge of laboratory techniques and microbiology protocols.
General ability to use common computer software, including proficiency with information technology, websites and social media.
Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Must have or be able to obtain an Oregon Pesticide Consultant License within six months of employment and maintain it throughout employment.
Demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
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. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Criminal History Check Requirement.
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 OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the Motor Vehicle Check Requirement.
Must maintain an Oregon Pesticide Consultant License throughout employment.
Flexibility to work evenings and weekends.
Ability to transport educational equipment and materials up to 25 lbs.
Travel is required.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Education and Experience
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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.