Job Summary

Official Job Title :
Tree Fruit Pathology Research and Extension Assistant
University or Organization :
WSU Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center
State or Territory :
Application Deadline :
Mar 29, 2019
Descriptive Job Title :
Tree Fruit Pathology Research and Extension Assistant
Keywords separated by commas :
tree fruit, reasearch, extension, pathology
Location :
Wenatchee, WA
Area, Department or Unit :
Full/Part Time :
Fuill time
Salary :
Comensurate with experience
Start Date:
May 01, 2019
The incumbent will work as part of the Tree Fruit Extension program teams in North Central Washington. The incumbent will conduct multiple aspects of projects focusing on Apple Replant Disease and Fire Blight management in tree fruit. They will perform a wide range of duties including field work, laboratory analysis, data analysis, grant management and organization of workshops and outreach activities. This project will require a high degree of communication and collaboration with industry. The individual may manage the project including overseeing student workers, organizing trials, and working with collaborators. Duties will include coordination with grower collaborators on field activities; conducting spray trials; field sampling and measurement; conducting root bioassays; compilation of outreach materials including factsheets, videos, web articles, newsletter articles and handouts; coordination of outreach activities including field days and winter meetings and giving outreach presentations. Other required activities include data entry, summary, statistical analysis, preparation of presentations and reports. Experimental and analytical skills, precision, reliability, understanding and knowledge of research theory, excellent organizational skills are required. Ability to work outdoors in all-weather required.
Position Category:
Extension, Research
Additional Description, Instructions or Comments:
This position in Tree Fruit Pathology and Extension Available at WSU Wenatchee. Join our exciting team to support the research and outreach activities of the Tree Fruit Extension Program focusing on Fire Blight and Apple Replant Disease. More than 47,000 acres of fruit trees are at risk to apple replant disease every year while potential risks to human and environmental health threaten to eliminate fumigation which is currently used to reduce replant risk. Join an ongoing research project to evaluate alternative controls for replant disease including anaerobic soil disinfestation and mustard meal bio-renovation. Fire blight is an important disease of apple and pear with annual national losses and control costs estimated at over $100,000 million. This position will conduct product evaluations to find new biopesticides and other tools to prevent fire blight infections as well as investigate common grower questions concerning cultural practices including best management practices for cutting blight and mowing blight cuttings. Visit for more information about the team. Visit to apply, position number 129065. Screening date: March 29, 2019. Open until filled.
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Minimum education level :
Earned Masters Degree in Plant Pathology or closely related science field.
Years of experience :
Three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience.
Travel Requirements:
Some travel to grower sites and industry meetings required.
Other Requirements:
Strong interest in applied research and outreach; Strong analytical and statistical skills; Ability to work independently as well as with an interdisciplinary team of researchers, extension specialists, and other project participants; Interest tree fruit sustainability; Excellent organizational and project management skills; Excellent written and oral communication skills.Preferred QualificationsEvidence of high-quality publications and presentations; Experience working with growers and agricultural industry; Familiarity with tree fruit production, pest management and ecology; Preference will be given to candidates who are bilingual in Spanish/English.


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Contact :
Tianna DuPont
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Application Instructions :
Visit to apply, position number 129065. Screening date: March 29, 2019. Open until filled.