The incumbent will be responsible for leading research and outreach programming activities for two currently funded projects. Goals of the projects led by the incumbent include developing and delivering research-based educational content to (Project #1) improve knowledge and behaviors among food producers, their advisors, and food consumers to limit potential human health risks associated with antimicrobial resistant bacteria and (Project #2) define, demonstrate and evaluate implementation of best management practices for nutrient management to reduce non-point source water pollution associated with manure and commercial fertilizers. The incumbent will independently conceive and perform advanced engineering research tasks, data collection and analysis, convert findings into scientific manuscripts, and review and edit publications and grant proposals. The incumbent will apply knowledge of agricultural and biological systems and engineering to create accurate and informative representations of these systems in graphical and video content. The incumbent will use agile project management principles to manage a team of undergraduate student researchers and assign tasks as needed to ensure project goals are met. The incumbent will be expected to work in an interdisciplinary team of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
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:
Master's degree in biological systems engineering or a related engineering field plus 4 years of related field/laboratory research experience. Strong background in microbiological plating and enumeration practices. Knowledge of biological engineering principles/practices and engineering aspects of agricultural production systems. Ability to train student researchers about soil and manure sampling, arthropod extraction and characterization, and safe laboratory practices. Ability to conceive, perform, evaluate, and supervise research and outreach activities independently. Ability to multi-task and change work priorities quickly to a fast-paced and continually evolving work environment. Ability to work with and supervise others in a team environment. Experience must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Supervisory experience. In-depth understanding of and experience related to engineering research methods, data analysis, livestock production systems, manure and nutrient management, soil health, and microbiology. Experience developing digital outreach products with graphic design and video production software to communicate research-based engineering concepts to target audiences. Experience with team management applications, such as Slack and Trello. Knowledge of outreach programming design principles and ability to apply principles to meet research-based programming goals.
Posted Salary: $51,514/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 70403
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.