A research assistant position is available with the Musacchi Group of Fruit 
Tree Physiology and Orchard 
Management at Washington State University Tree Fruit Research and Extension 
Center in Wenatchee, 
Washington. The research assistant will contribute primarily to investigations 
in the pollination 
performance and disease susceptibility of crab apple pollinators towards the 
reduction of quarantine 
problems for apple export markets. The assistant will also have the opportunity 
to contribute as-needed 
to projects regarding the field management, fruit quality, and consumer 
preference of apple and pear. 
Further details about the lab and ongoing projects can be found at: 

The incumbent will perform a wide range of duties including laboratory (DNA/RNA 
extractions, microscopy, 
pollen germination and viability assays, fruit quality analysis), field, and 
greenhouse work. Other 
required activities include data entry and preparation of graphics and reports. 
Must demonstrate 
proficiency in essential computer software (MS Word, Excel and Power Point) and 
the ability to learn new 
software. The incumbent must be able to locate and purchase supplies, maintain 
instruments, schedule and 
execute activities independently, and demonstrate flexibility in working on 
different projects, learning 
new procedures, and developing protocols as required. The incumbent will 
supervise the activities of 
hourly workers, and work with other technical staff and scientists to achieve 
project goals. A Bachelor’s 
degree plus two years of experience in a relevant research field is preferred. 
Applications must be 
received by May 13, 2018 to be considered. For full description of position and 
application instructions 
visit: www.wsujobs.com and search for position number 127200.

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