Faculty Research Assistant

us: Faculty Research Assistant [Fixed-Term | Duties: 25% Laboratory Research; Culture of aphids and fungi, and histopathology. Develop novel approaches for the investigation of how plants are infected by E. typhina and the role aphids may play in the infection process. Successfully complete and maintain appropriate farm, lab and greenhouse safety training and certifications. 35% Greenhouse Management; Plant infection trials, as well as growth and maintenance of plant resources. Develop a protocol for infecting plants with Epichloe, as a prerequisite to the initiation of breeding programs for developing choke resistant cultivars. 35% Field Research; Field surveys, and observations of Epichloe development under field conditions. Manage Barley Yellow Dwarf field plots to look at the effect of vi... | Minimum Requirements: BS in horticulture, genetics, plant pathology, entomology, or closely related field. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Technical experience using a microscope. Experience with field plot management, greenhouse and laboratory work. Ability to summarize and present research methods and results. Excellent oral and written communications. 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. Thi... | Preferred Requirements: MS in horticulture, genetics, plant pathology, entomology or closely related field. Experience or knowledge of aphid collection and colony establishment/maintenance. Record of commitment to work with underrepresented/underserved students or other audiences. Life experience, education, or training that broadens capacity to equalize student success or impact underserved audiences. Knowledge of grass seed production. Experience with the culture of fungi. Knowledge of and/or experience in running Enzyme Linked Immunoassays ( ELISA )] / Oregon State University (OSU); Corvallis, Oregon, United States / deadline November 5