Responsible for development of goals/objectives and supervising/managing all phases of field, greenhouse, and laboratory research of soil nutrient and water management projects. Work with project leaders to develop and apply research procedures, techniques, and methodologies. Prepare research study plans. Design field research trials. Prepare treatment materials. Apply treatments. Sample crop, soil, and water. Collect, analyze, interpret, and summarize data for research studies, using GPS and remote sensing technologies as well as more traditional methods, using SAS/R, and various GIS and spreadsheet software. Prepare written reports for funding sources. Contribute to research and extension publications. Write manuscripts. Work in conjunction with the research scientist to coordinate the logistics of samples, materials, and information to and from collaborating project Co-PI's. Provide nutrient recommendations/advice to producers. Participate in presentations on field days and workshops. Develop/improve soil test methods. Utilize advanced Nitrogen analysis techniques and make nutrient recommendations based on new/improved soil test methods. Develop budgets for labor, equipment procurement and repair, and materials and supplies. Organize soil and water samples collection from multiple locations. 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 three years of prior research experience with data entry and analysis, statistical analysis, computers, and scientific instrumentation. Intermediate data collection, analysis, interpretation, and report writing skills. Familiarity, knowledge, and understanding of conventional USA farming practices. Experience must demonstrate competence in data management, word processing, graphics, and statistical analysis; strong organizational skills and commitment to quality research. Ability to manage personnel, budgetary concerns, and the technical aspects of soil/crop research projects. Ability to work and make decisions independently. Ability to perform mathematical calculations. Ability to manage personnel with diverse skills and backgrounds. Ability to coordinate work with other project leaders, technicians, industry, and graduate students. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
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: $43,354/yr. minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 70528
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