Job no: 502652 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 011100 - Plant and Soil Sciences Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 8 2021
This is a full-time position contingent on grant funding. Continuance will be dependent upon continued grant funds. The appointee will assist in evaluation of integrated vegetation management practices for Mississippi highway rights of way.
Mississippi State University is Mississippi's senior comprehensive land-grant institution and has the largest on-campus enrollment (>22,000) of the eight state institutions of higher learning. All components of the university have a strong commitment to teaching, research, and service. The Department of Plant and Soil Sciences has 31 on- and 26 off-campus faculty members engaged in teaching, research, and extension and/or service programs, most of who carry joint appointments. The programs are supported by state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment, and trained support and professional staff. The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Environmental Sciences in Agricultural Systems, with Master's or Doctoral graduate students concentrating in Agronomy, Horticulture, or Weed Science.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to: 1) evaluate integrated vegetation management practices, including herbicides in replicated roadside right of way plots; 2) collect data, complete statistical analysis and report summaries and publications; 3) provide suggestions for new products to add to the MDOT Approved Products List 4) equipment/supply inventory, maintenance and ordering; 5) supervision and training of undergraduate and graduate student labor; 6) be active participant at MVMA, NRVMA, SWSS, WSSA; 7) provide training in right of way pesticide applicator training; 8) other duties as assigned by supervisor. Some travel, including overnight stays will be necessary. Occasional weekend plant maintenance is required.
Earned B.S. in agriculture with field experience in small plot design and research. Certification in UAV Night Flight Operations, Prescribed Burn, Mississippi Pesticide Applicators license. Computer literacy in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Rank and salary will be commensurate with the education and/or experience of the candidate.
A farm background, or experience with farm and research equipment.
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu and include 1. Resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter. 2. College transcripts (any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online) 3. 3 letters of recommendation. For additional questions, please contact John D. Byrd, Jr.,Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, Box 9555, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Fax 662-325-8742, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502652
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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