Faculty Research Assistant

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Faculty Research Assistant Position Focused on Tree Fruit Entomology in the Mid-Columbia Region of Oregon, USA


Oregon State University is hiring a faculty research assistant to provide technical support to research and outreach programs in the area of tree fruit entomology at the Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC). This is a full time (1.0 FTE), fixed term position in Hood River, Oregon, in a region known for its production of pears, cherries, apples and wine grapes. MCAREC contributes value to Oregon State University and to the local agricultural community through high quality research programs and outreach to stakeholders. Responsibilities include planning, establishing, and executing field and lab experiments at MCAREC and on grower-collaborator sites throughout the Mid-Columbia region, collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting data, maintaining equipment and research plots, managing seasonal labor, and authorship of technical reports, trade journal articles and peer reviewed manuscripts. Required Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in entomology or a related field, ability to obtain and maintain an Oregon Pesticide Consultants license, approved Criminal Background check and Motor Vehicle History check. For additional information, please contact Chris Adams, chris.adams@oregonstate.edu.  View position details and apply online at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/87394.  Applications received by January 31, 2020 will receive full consideration.


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.



The Mid-Columbia Agricultural Research and Extension Center (MCAREC) is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, nestled between Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood in the Cascade Range and about 60 miles east of Portland.  There are diverse recreational activities within one hour of Hood River (water sports on the Hood and Columbia Rivers and hiking/mountain sports throughout the Columbia River gorge, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams). The programs at the MCAREC conduct research on problems relating to the production, storage, and handling of European pears and sweet cherries in the Mid-Columbia area.  The faculty at MCAREC work closely with other OSU faculty, WSU, state, federal, and county employees, and private industry throughout the Pacific Northwest.


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Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
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Oregon State University
Name of Contact Person: 
Christopher Adams
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Hood River
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