Biological Science Technician (Temporary)

Dr. Yurgel, a USDA-ARS microbiologist/soil ecologist, is hiring a Biological Science Technician to help with soil and plant tissue preparation and DNA isolation at the WSU-Prosser station, located in Prosser, WA. Dr. Yurgel’s program focuses on understanding the role of soil microbiome on soil health and legume crop production and identification of native microorganism with plant growth promotion properties which could be employed for improvement of sustainable pulse crop production. Experience in molecular biology techniques is desired.

This is a 6-month half-time position. However, an increase in hours and duration might be considered in the future. The work schedule is flexible with wage range between $15 and $25 per hour depending on the qualifications. To hire through WSU, candidates will need to complete an application form (found here).

For additional information please contact Dr. Yurgel directly at with the e-mail subject “Part time technician in molecular biology lab”.

In accordance with Washington State Governor’s Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.