Summer or Part-time Employment Opportunities

Start date: Immediate openings

Job description and responsibilities:

  • Assist with farm operations including: general crop production, research trial establishment, and general grounds keeping
  • Assist in data collection in agronomic studies
  • Willingness to work outdoors in a field setting
  • Ability to work with others in a team atmosphere
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to follow detailed instructions

To apply, please fill out the EARC part-time employment application, and either email the application to or or drop-off at the research center. We also recommend contacting the research center before applying.

Research Associate – Agronomy Program

The individual will support the agronomy research program. The duties include; but are not limited to:

  • Assist in experiment design, planning, execution, and management.
  • Collect and archive data.
  • Analyze data and write report.
  • Help in maintaining and trouble-shooting field and lab equipment.
  • Help on other tasks as needed.


For more information or to apply please submit a resume and cover letter on the Montana State University job listing at If you have any questions please contact Chengci Chen or call 406-433-2208.


Postdoctoral Research Associate – Plant Pathology Program

The individual will support the plant pathology research program. The duties include; but are not limited to:

  • Support the plant pathology program at EARC by developing new and innovative scientific approaches; lead collaborative research efforts to study the effect of agronomic practices on soil-borne diseases of pulse crops
  • Designing field studies, collecting data, performing statistical analysis, writing reports, and presenting findings at regional/national meetings.
  • Work with farmers and EARC staff to diagnose plant disease and make management recommendations.
  • Assist with writing state/regional and national competitive grant proposals for possible funding and publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals with minimal supervision.

For more information or to apply please submit a resume and cover letter on the Montana State University job listing at If you have any questions please contact Frankie Crutcher or call 406-433-2208.

Accommodation for Persons with Disabilities:

The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the selection process or an employee’s ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you have such a disability and would like to request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources office, 920 Technology Blvd. Suite A, MSU, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651.


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Verification of Employment Eligibility:

Montana State University employs only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we require all new employees to submit an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) which documents their identity and employment eligibility. The I-9 form must be completed and the appropriate documentation provided within three (3) days of the date employment commences.

Veteran’s Preference:

Montana States University complies with the Montana Veteran’s Public Employment Preference Act, Section 39, Chapter 29 MCA, and provides preference in employment to eligible veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives as specified in the Act. Applicants seeking to claim this preference should contact MSU Human Resources, at 994-3651 or email  Please note, in order to receive Veterans Preference during the application review process, it is highly recommended that the required forms are included at the time you submit your application materials. Important note: Your preference form is submitted to a different location than your application materials. A DD214 is not a required document.