Jobs in Botany and Plant Pathology

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(Last modified 1/11/2022)

Student Employment

Student Technical Assistant

The LeBoldus Lab is seeking one part-time (<20hr/wk, estimated 10hr/wk) student technical assistant to aid with general lab upkeep and plant maintenance. Responsibilities will be primarily stocking lab supplies, preparing solutions and media, dishwashing, and other such errands. The assistant will also have opportunities to assist with molecular biology research based on their interests and experience.


  • Dishwashing, stocking, mixing solutions, general upkeep: 80%
  • Maintenance of plants in growth chambers and greenhouses: 10%
  • Molecular Biology: DNA extraction, PCR, cloning: 10%


  • Undergraduate majoring in a life science.
  • Diligent adherence to instructions and protocol
  • Basic chemistry skills (molarity/dilutions, unit conversions, handling of acids/bases, etc.)
  • Work independently, stay organized, exhibit strong work ethic. Excellence in  academic coursework is a preference.

Anticipated to begin ASAP.

Closing on January 21st, 2022.

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Faculty Employment

BPP Instructor Pool

The Department of Ag Botany & Plant Pathology invites applications for one or more fixed-term, non-tenure-track full/part-time Instructor positions to teach on a term-by-term basis for the 2021-2022 academic year. Some of these appointments may be reviewed for renewal or transition to an instructional position on an annual basis at the discretion of the Department Head.

Instructors may be needed to teach courses in undergraduate and graduate areas. Some instructors may be required to travel using University vehicles for class field trips or collecting samples for research plots.

A Master’s degree in Botany and Plant Pathology, Biology, or related life science is required; a Ph.D. is preferred. 

Teaching experience at the college or university level is required.

Anticipated to begin on September 16th.

Closing on June 6th, 2022.

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