This position will serve as the project manager for a USDA–SCRI–CAP grant titled “FRAME: Fungicide Resistance Assessment, Mitigation, and Extension Network for Wine, Tables and Raisin Grapes”. This position provides critical organizational support for the successful completion of this 4-year grant, in addition to assisting in applied research and extension projects related to fungicide resistance in grape powdery mildew. For the complete job description, click here. For more information, including minimum/required qualifications, and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. Position is open until 10/12/2018.
The Grants Coordinator reports to the Administrative Manager at WSU Prosser IAREC and works as a member of the administrative team. In a highly organized and detail-oriented fashion, the Grants Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the submission of grant proposals to state and federal agencies and commodity commissions, including the preparation of budgets, agency forms, and completion of online application portals. This position works closely with faculty to monitor and maintain grant accounts, processes cost share, executes sub-awards or contracts, and serves as a liaison to funding agency personnel to address award revision requests. This position reconciles and analyzes accounts, suggests resolutions, and executes action plans to resolve problems. Through their expertise in grant development and fiscal management, the Grants Coordinator supports WSU Prosser IAREC faculty as they pursue funding for irrigated agriculture research and extension initiatives. For the complete job description, click here. For more information, including minimum/required qualifications, and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. Position is open until 10/10/2018.
This position will be involved in food safety research with connections to the growing, harvesting, packing and processing of raw agricultural commodities (e.g. tree fruits, berries, grains, pulses, and vegetables). Work is diverse and will consist of lab and field-based research. Travel is necessary to remote locations and will require the individual to operate a motor vehicle. Lab duties will consist of cultivating, detecting, and enumerating Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) foodborne pathogens on foods and from the growing, harvesting, packing, holding, or processing environment. Research will consist of research planning, project planning and execution, data collection and analysis, and summarizing all aspects of project methods and results. Field based research will take place outdoors and will involve exposure to the elements throughout the year as well as physical demands of planting, growing, and harvesting various crops. Occasional shifts in the work day to meet project requirements are to be expected, primarily associated with starting the work day prior to 8 am. For the complete job description, click here. For more information, including minimum/required qualifications, and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. Position is open until 10/14/2018.Endowed Chair of Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science – Position 121694 The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resources Sciences (CAHNRS) through the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences (CSS) seeks a current or emerging leader in basic and applied research on soil-plant interactions to serve as a core member of our tree fruit research and extension team. The endowed chair will build an internationally renowned soil and rhizosphere research program that enhances the competitiveness of the Washington apple, cherry, pear and stone fruit industries. This position is supported by a $2.0 million endowment made possible by a recent and historic, $32 million investment from the state’s tree fruit growers to support tree fruit research and extension at Washington State University.Washington State is recognized globally as a premier tree fruit production region, with more than 230,000 acres of tree fruits statewide providing an annual economic impact of more than $8 billion. Over a third of the state’s fruit production is exported worldwide. The Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) is situated in one of the most agriculturally diverse regions in the U.S., where long, warm summer days, cool nights, low precipitation, and fertile soils make ideal conditions for irrigated fruit production, as well as other high-value horticultural crops.The Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Soil and Rhizosphere Science is directly responsible to the Chair of the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences and the IAREC Director. This position will be located at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) in Prosser, WA. For the complete job description, click here. For more information, including the minimum/required qualifications, and to apply, visit www.wsujobs.com. Screening of applications will begin July 9.
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