Prepares research study plans and designs field research trials. Responsible for the coordination and implementation of field and laboratory research activities of soil fertility, precision ag, nutrient management and water quality program. Oversees the implementation of field research studies mostly located at UNL Experimental Farms and at farmer's cooperator sites. Responsible for the accurate implementation of research treatments, collection of data, statistical analysis, and summary of the data. In charge of processing and analyzing crop, soil, and water samples for chemical and physical properties. Contributes to research and extension publications. Oversees and utilizes laboratory equipment such as C/N analyzer, gas chromatograph, microplate reader, etc. Expected to form strong relationships with graduate students, post-docs, and other principal investigators across disciplines (e.g. water science laboratory, biosystems engineering, breeding, etc.). Additional responsibilities include proving written summaries of research projects, training and supervision of temporary employees, operation and maintenance of research equipment. CDL required within 6 months of hire.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Soil/Crop Science or related field plus two years of prior research experience required. Experience with research in academic literature and scholarly activities. Experience with critical evaluation of research literature. Knowledge of agronomy, soil and crop production and management. Knowledge of experimental design and statistical data analysis. Ability to manage field experiments from land preparation, planting to harvest. Computer skills and proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets in Windows-based programs. Efficient time management and organization. Ability to work independently of an immediate supervisor and with coworkers as a team. Experience must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills. Valid driver’s license.
Master's degree in Soil/Crop Science or related field. Project management and supervisory experience. Knowledge of equipment for special positioning systems, GPS. Ability to operate basic farm machinery. Experience with ArcGIS, R or SAS software. Ability to create good working relationships with producers.
Posted Salary: $40,000/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 68475
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