Washington State University

Prosser , WA
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Scientific Assistant #127335

Washington State University
Prosser, WA Full time
Posted on May 16, 2018

Scientific Assistant - Position 127335.

This position will be involved in food safety research with connections to the growing, harvesting, packing and processing of raw agricultural commodities (e.g. tree fruits, berries, grains, pulses, and vegetables). Work is rather diverse and will consist of lab and field-based research. Travel is necessary to remote locations and will require the individual to operate a motor vehicle. Lab duties will consist of cultivating, detecting, and enumerating Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) foodborne pathogens on foods and from the growing, harvesting, packing, holding, or processing environment.

Position requires a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and 5 years' experience working in a food microbiology laboratory or equivalent education/experience. Ability to have a flexible schedule and valid driver's license are required.

Position is open until filled with the initial applicant screening taking place on May 25, 2018. To view the full position description, including duties and requirements, please visit

WSU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Educator and Employer.