Position is located at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in Scottsbluff, NE. Work with PI to identify variables that may affect future Dry Bean Breeding experiments and research data and propose designs. Execute research project protocols and maintain green house, laboratory, and multiple crop research plots. Prepare, plant, maintain, harvest, and store samples for further research. Collect, convert, and analyze research data and compose outcomes and summaries. Maintain and operate specialized laboratory testing equipment and train graduate students. Recruit, hire, train, and supervise temporary employees. Irregular hours and frequent travel to fields required seasonally. An advanced non-commercial pesticide applicator's license must be obtained within the first six months of employment.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in agronomy, horticulture, plant breeding, or related field of science plus two years of experience with basic and skilled laboratory procedures related to crop-appropriate breeding, cross-breeding, and testing and storing of plant tissue samples. Intermediate data collection, analysis, and sampling skills. Methodology and protocol review skills. Knowledge of research protocol design and crop-appropriate methodologies. Knowledge of crop-appropriate laboratory equipment and testing/storage techniques. Ability to execute and track a plant cross-breeding program. Ability to recognize and measure variables that may impact research data. Knowledge of farm machinery/equipment operation and application of herbicides/fertilizer/insecticides. Ability to maintain farm equipment and machinery and make adjustments or improvements as needed. Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets. Experience must demonstrate precision, accuracy, attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Project management; supervisory; green-house management; applied research experience. Knowledge of database design.
Posted Salary: $40,000 minimum
Job Type: Full-Time
Internal Number: 72916
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