Responsible for planning, implementing, and coordinating on-farm research activities primarily related to soil fertility, precision ag, and nitrogen management. The position will oversee the implementation of field research studies located on multiple farmer cooperator sites. Duties include developing research study plans and protocols including developing georeferenced prescription files for variable rate controllers, collecting data and samples, and processing of geospatial precision ag data files. Other duties include statistical analysis and the reporting of results. The candidate will be expected to maintain communications with cooperating farmers, graduate students, extension educators, and principal investigators across disciplines (agronomy, soil science, remote sensing, and biosystems engineering). Additional responsibilities include training and supervising temporary employees and operation and maintenance of research equipment. Position is located in Lincoln OR Falls City, Nebraska, based on employee preference.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in agronomy or a closely related field plus two years of experience leading or participating in crop field studies. Experience using precision ag technologies. Experience collecting agronomic data and providing analysis. Experience with ArcMap, AgLeader SMS, or similar. Knowledge of agronomy, soil and crop production and management. Knowledge of experimental design and statistical data analysis. Experience must demonstrate excellent communications skills. Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheets in Windows-based programs. Knowledge of equipment for spatial positioning systems i.e. GPS. Valid driver’s license required.
Master’s degree in agronomy or closely related field. Project management and supervisory experience. Ability to design field research trials and/or protocols. Knowledge of advanced statistical software and methodologies.
Posted Salary: $40,000/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 69883
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