Job Type: Permanent
Salary Details: $42,000 – 52,000
Deadline: May 22, 2023
Job Title: Faculty Research Assistant (Forest Biotechnology Program Manager)
Appointment Type: Academic Teaching/Research Faculty
Position Appointment Percent: 100
Appointment Basis: 12
Faculty Status: Regular
Tenure Status: Fixed-Term
Pay Method: Salary
Pay Period: 1st through the last day of the month
Pay Date: Last working day of the month
Recommended Full-Time Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with education, training and experience
Position Summary: The College of Forestry, Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society, invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term position Faculty Research Assistant position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head.
This position manages the operations, personnel and finances of the Forest Biotechnology Laboratory at Oregon State University (OSU). The position is in support of the College of Forestry (CoF) mission of conducting research to improve forest and tree productivity and health. A high degree of autonomy, responsibility, effective communication, and innovation in management methods is expected from the incumbent in this position.
Summary of Benefits: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee.
To calculate our Total Rewards Package use this link: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/new-employees/benefits-calculator
45% – Research Administration: Assists with grant proposals including searches for new grant opportunities, editing, formatting, literature searches, and coordinating with Principal Investigators and collaborators. Works with the OSU Office of Sponsored Programs to ensure timely and compliant submission of proposals using Cayuse or other mechanisms. Prepares budgets and provides cost estimates. Provides management of grant accounts using OSU systems and customized spreadsheets to ensure appropriate use of funds, and to avoid overspending accounts. Supports research by conducting literature reviews, producing graphics, and updating web sites. Ensures compliance with Environmental Health and Safety standards and is responsible for United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) regulatory compliance for transgenic organisms in the lab, field, and during national and international shipments and reception. Monitors and facilitates compliance of grants and contracts with respect to scientific objectives, personnel responsibilities, and funding constraints. Tracks projects to ensure timely completion of reports and objectives of program employees.
30% – Research: Collects, compiles, analyzes, and interprets data, and then draws conclusions for multiple research projects. Drives OSU Motor Pool vehicles to field sites as necessary to conduct research. Provides assistance in planning and executing field trials. Coauthors publications and present research results in written and oral form. Provides leadership and direction for program research faculty and Graduate Research Assistants.
20% – Management of Field Sites, Laboratory, and Personnel: Oversees management of field sites, including weeding and water management, maintenance of infrastructure, site preparation, and tree removal and disposal. Purchases laboratory supplies and coordinates maintenance of laboratory equipment. Selects, hires, trains, supervises, schedules, and reviews work, and evaluates and establishes goals for temporary technicians and student employees. Exercises authority in the areas of duty assignment/reassignment, overtime and leave authorization, work scheduling, evaluation of work/work plans and provides input on performance evaluations.
5%: Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or closely related field.
- Demonstrated electronic communication, search, and analysis capabilities, including experience with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint; Adobe Photoshop; production and editing of digital images, charts and illustrations; and extensive use of internet browsers and search programs.
- Ability to perform shared drive and cloud management for research programs.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of ethical and professional standard of conduct.
- Education and laboratory experience in biotechnology, molecular biology, chemistry, forestry, or a closely related field.
- Experience with scientific research and publication.
- Possession of excellent teamwork and communication skills to facilitate effective and congenial interactions with a wide variety of students, employees, supervisor/s, and partners at other institutions.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in spoken and written English.
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 University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions.
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 University Policy 05-030. Preferred (Special) Qualifications
- Experience in research program management and associated project management and shared Workspace software.
- Education or experience in forestry, horticulture, plant, or agricultural science.
- Experience in employee supervision.
- Experience in biological laboratory management.
- Experience tracking budgets and accounts.
- Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
- Master’s Degree in biological science or closely related field.
Working Conditions / Work Schedule: This position is required to work in a laboratory environment and/or outdoors at field sites approximately 5% of the time. The ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions while traversing steep, rugged, and/or uneven terrain is required.
The ability to drive OSU Motor Pool vehicles to field sites is required. This position requires a clear and unambiguous commitment to compliance of all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) regulations for Division I (FBS) universities.
Posting Number: P06711UF
Number of Vacancies: 1
Anticipated Appointment Begin Date: 07/01/2023
Anticipated Appointment End Date:
Posting Date: 04/13/2023
Full Consideration Date: 05/15/2023
Closing Date: 05/22/2023
Competitive / External – open to ALL qualified applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by May 15, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.
When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:
1) A Resume; and
2) A Cover Letter; indicating how your experience, education and interests meet the required and preferred qualifications for this position, 600 word minimum. (upload as Cover Letter)
3) Transcripts; must be submitted for all required and/or related courses. All courses must be from accredited colleges, universities, or private vocational schools. The online application system will allow you to attach your transcripts if the PDF file is 9MB or less. If over 9MB in size, submit to contact person listed. Transcripts must be received by the closing date. (upload as Transcripts)
You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.
For additional information please contact:
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.
OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.
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 University Standard 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
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 University Policy 05-030 et seq. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the motor vehicle check requirement.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Documents Needed to Apply Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- Verification of Veteran Status ONLY (do not upload any other documentation to this field)
Please find out more information about our lab here: https://people.forestry.oregonstate.edu/steve-strauss/
HOW TO APPLY
Please apply here: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/135487