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Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science

  • ... Corvallis, Oregon, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 14.2 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 06, 2024       Expires on: Mar 22, 2024

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science   

JOB TITLE:

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Corvallis Oregon United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1.
A Resume/Vita
2.
A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
For additional information please contact: Austin Frewert at frewerta@oregonstate.
edu.

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 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.


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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

Position Details

Position Information

Job Title
Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science

Appointment Type
Student Employee

Job Location
Corvallis

Position Appointment Percent
100

Appointment Basis
12

Pay Method
Hourly

Pay Period
16th - 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

Remote or Hybrid option?

Min Hourly Rate
$14.
20 (Standard); $13.
20 (Non-Urban); $15.
45 (Portland Metro)

Max Hourly Rate
$21.
00 (Standard); $18.
50 (Non-Urban); $21.
50 (Portland Metro)

Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one to two part-time (a maximum of 24 hours per week) Undergraduate Research Assistant position with the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University (OSU).

The Moretti lab studies integrated weed management, and novel weed management technologies – mostly in hazelnuts, hops, blueberries and ornamentals cropping systems.
This position assists with research conducted in the field, lab, and greenhouse.
Fieldwork takes place at multiple locations within and outside of Corvallis and will require a valid driver’s license.
Work will take place in the lab, field, and greenhouse and includes, but is not limited to, field plot establishment and maintenance, assisting in experimental setup, crop and pest sample processing, data collection and data entry.
There is potential to gain hands-on experience with data analysis and presentation, and conducting small-plot field trials for active research projects.

Please read the posting in its entirety for more details.

Position Duties
Field: Evaluating research plots in fields that may have been experimentally treated with pests, pathogens, an/or pesticides.
Driving a motor pool vehicle may be necessary and will require a background check.
Sample collection using field equipment (shovels, rakes, power equipment) will be necessary.
Performing duties in difficult conditions (wind, rain, cold and hot temperatures) is expected.
Rain gear is supplied.

Greenhouse: Maintaining plants and seedlings, and general greenhouse tasks are expected.
This includes identification of weeds, fertilizing plants, cleaning pots, sweeping, and organization.
Data collection, detailed note-taking are also expected.

Lab: Students are expected to keep a lab notebook and enter completed work daily.
The use of microscopes, pipets, and other technical equipment will be necessary for most tasks in the lab.
Washing equipment and clerical work, such as data entry, is also expected.

This position will require work in the field under difficult conditions.
Working in rain, mud, and in cold and hot environments is expected.
Lab and greenhouse work may require long periods of standing.

Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.
oregonstate.
edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements

  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*


  • International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
    A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.

Additional Required Qualifications
  • Experience in horticulture/weed science is preferred, but anyone interested in agriculture is encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions, comfortable driving a truck, and be willing to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Applicants must be students at Oregon State University and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Traveling to remote field sites using a motor pool vehicle for sampling and data collection will be required during spring and summer.


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.

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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • General knowledge of agricultural systems or an interest in learning about them.
  • Experience with data collection, data entry, and data management.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
  • This position will require work in the field, sometimes under difficult conditions.
  • Working in rain, mud, and in cold and hot environments is expected.
  • Lab and greenhouse work may require long periods of standing.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
P10693SE

Number of Vacancies
1

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
03/18/2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Posting Date
02/05/2024

Full Consideration Date

Closing Date
03/31/2024

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 the following electronic documents:
1.
A Resume/Vita
2.
A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
For additional information please contact: Austin Frewert at frewerta@oregonstate.
edu.

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 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.


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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

Supplemental Questions

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 06, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

14.2 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707480709-87a41d40d5fea8fa5d961d16bd1bdbfa

LOCATION:

Oregon United States

CITY:

Corvallis

Job Origin:

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1. A Resume/Vita
2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
For additional information please contact: Austin Frewert at frewerta@oregonstate.edu.
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 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.

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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

Position Details

Position Information

Job Title
Undergraduate Research Assistant - Horticulture Weed Science

Appointment Type
Student Employee

Job Location
Corvallis

Position Appointment Percent
100

Appointment Basis
12

Pay Method
Hourly

Pay Period
16th - 15th of the following month

Pay Date
Last working day of the month

Remote or Hybrid option?

Min Hourly Rate
$14.20 (Standard); $13.20 (Non-Urban); $15.45 (Portland Metro)

Max Hourly Rate
$21.00 (Standard); $18.50 (Non-Urban); $21.50 (Portland Metro)

Position Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one to two part-time (a maximum of 24 hours per week) Undergraduate Research Assistant position with the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University (OSU).

The Moretti lab studies integrated weed management, and novel weed management technologies – mostly in hazelnuts, hops, blueberries and ornamentals cropping systems. This position assists with research conducted in the field, lab, and greenhouse. Fieldwork takes place at multiple locations within and outside of Corvallis and will require a valid driver’s license. Work will take place in the lab, field, and greenhouse and includes, but is not limited to, field plot establishment and maintenance, assisting in experimental setup, crop and pest sample processing, data collection and data entry. There is potential to gain hands-on experience with data analysis and presentation, and conducting small-plot field trials for active research projects.

Please read the posting in its entirety for more details.

Position Duties
Field: Evaluating research plots in fields that may have been experimentally treated with pests, pathogens, an/or pesticides. Driving a motor pool vehicle may be necessary and will require a background check. Sample collection using field equipment (shovels, rakes, power equipment) will be necessary. Performing duties in difficult conditions (wind, rain, cold and hot temperatures) is expected. Rain gear is supplied.

Greenhouse: Maintaining plants and seedlings, and general greenhouse tasks are expected. This includes identification of weeds, fertilizing plants, cleaning pots, sweeping, and organization. Data collection, detailed note-taking are also expected.

Lab: Students are expected to keep a lab notebook and enter completed work daily. The use of microscopes, pipets, and other technical equipment will be necessary for most tasks in the lab. Washing equipment and clerical work, such as data entry, is also expected.

This position will require work in the field under difficult conditions. Working in rain, mud, and in cold and hot environments is expected. Lab and greenhouse work may require long periods of standing.

Minimum Qualifications
Full Employment Eligibility Requirements can be found here: http://fa.oregonstate.edu/stu-manual/500-employment-eligibility-requirements
  • Must be academically enrolled in a high school, community college, or university and pursuing a program or course of study
  • Must meet Academic Standing Requirements; students on academic suspension are not eligible for employment
  • Must meet the applicable minimal enrollment standard
    • High School student: Regularly enrolled in a high school or participating in a home-schooling program
    • Undergraduate and post-baccalaureate student: 6 credit hours per term
    • Undergraduate international student: 12 credit hours per term*
    • Graduate student officially admitted to Graduate School: 5 credit hours per term
    • Graduate international student officially admitted to Graduate School: 9 credit hours per term*


  • International students may be allowed to carry fewer hours than specified above and still be considered “full-time” by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A reduced course load is approved by the Office of International Services (OIS), and must be provided to the Student Employment Center.

Additional Required Qualifications
  • Experience in horticulture/weed science is preferred, but anyone interested in agriculture is encouraged to apply.
  • Must be able to follow detailed instructions, comfortable driving a truck, and be willing to work independently and in a team-oriented environment.
  • Applicants must be students at Oregon State University and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Traveling to remote field sites using a motor pool vehicle for sampling and data collection will be required during spring and summer.


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.
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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications
  • General knowledge of agricultural systems or an interest in learning about them.
  • Experience with data collection, data entry, and data management.

Working Conditions / Work Schedule
  • This position will require work in the field, sometimes under difficult conditions.
  • Working in rain, mud, and in cold and hot environments is expected.
  • Lab and greenhouse work may require long periods of standing.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number
P10693SE

Number of Vacancies
1

Anticipated Appointment Begin Date
03/18/2024

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Posting Date
02/05/2024

Full Consideration Date

Closing Date
03/31/2024

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 the following electronic documents:
1. A Resume/Vita
2. A cover letter indicating how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position
For additional information please contact: Austin Frewert at frewerta@oregonstate.edu.
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 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.

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 Voluntary and Compulsory Driver Standards OSU Standard 125-155-0200) as per OSU Standard 576-056-0000 et seq.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

Note: All job offers are contingent upon Human Resources final approval.

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