1161-YN_ADMINPRO – Scientific Assistant
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Summary of Duties: This position will perform professional level work in support of research activities. The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties involved in maintaining and producing data in a wildlife genetics laboratory. This position will perform complex investigative procedures, including DNA extraction, conventional and quantitative PCR, data processing and analysis. They will apply research protocols as well as modify extraction procedures from various sources (e.g, scat, soil, tissue, blood, water) to accomplish research goals, collect and analyze data using genetic software, and assist in preparing manuscripts for journals and presentations for conferences. Duties also include ordering, inventory, maintaining equipment, collecting and processing samples, and training students. The incumbent will lead the activities of hourly workers and will work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve project goals.
Area/College: College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resources Sciences
Department Name: School of the Environment
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164-2812
Department Link: environment.wsu.edu
Monthly Salary: $3,750.85 – $5,397.56
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation. WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.
This is a temporary position.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on July 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by July 16, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Screening Begin Date: The screening of candidates will begin July 17, 2023.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicant Instructions: Please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible . Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
2) Cover Letter
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