Job title: PLSC Pulse Technician, Plant Sciences

Company: University of Saskatchewan

Job description: PLSC Pulse Technician, Plant SciencesPrimary Purpose: The Pulse Crop Pathology Program at the Crop Development Centre, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan requires a Research Technician who will work as part of the research team to support pathology research and resistance breeding for the development of improved pulse crop varieties.Nature of Work: The research technician will report to the Pulse Crop Pathologist and senior research staff. They will focus on producing high-quality plants and seed as well as carrying out plant pathology experiments.Typical Duties or Accountabilities: Responsibilities will include field, phytotron, greenhouse and laboratory research including isolation, diagnosis and preservation of pathogens, setting up and maintenance of experiments, preparation and application of pathogen inoculum, disease assessments and basic data management, harvest and sample processing, as well as other plant pathology-related activities. The technician may need to travel to off-station sites. The technician will assist in training and supervision of summer staff. Must be able to lift up to and including 25 kg.Education: An undergraduate degree or diploma in agriculture, plant biology or a related field of study is required.Licenses: Candidates must hold a valid class 5 driver’s license. Candidates should have or be willing to obtain WHMIS, First Aid and CPR training.Experience: Experience in research, plant growth/maintenance and microbiology will be an asset.Skills: Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in the English language. Proficiency with common computer programs will be an asset. This position requires a motivated, reliable and well organized person able to work in a multi-disciplinary group environment.Please include a cover letter, resume and names and contact information of three references in your application, submitted by March 28, 2024. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Cheryl Cho, Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan, cheryl.cho@usask.caDepartment: Plant Sciences
Status: Term 2 years with the possibility of extension
Employment Group: Research Positions – Non-union
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Salary: The salary range, based on 1.0 FTE, is $27.18 – 36.77 per hour. The starting salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Salary Phase/Band: Salary Band 6
Posted Date: 3/15/2024
Closing Date: 4/2/2024
Number of Openings: 1
Work Location: On Campus
The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request. We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthen these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Successful candidates that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

Location: Saskatoon, SK

Job date: Thu, 21 Mar 2024 07:05:01 GMT