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Assistant Scientist

Apply now Department: 3670010220 Agricultural Research Ctr Hays
Job no: 503924
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location: Other
Categories: Agriculture, Agronomy, Plant Science, Research / Scientific / Grants

About This Role:

Assistant Scientist in Weeds Science

Individual will conduct field and controlled-environment experiments to assess weed and crop response to herbicides and identify cost-effective options for management of weeds that have evolved resistance to herbicides. Some field experiments may be conducted off-station on grower fields thus requiring the individual to interact with growers and agribusiness retailers in addition to co-workers and professional associates. Duties include implementing and maintaining experiments; application of agricultural pesticides; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing research data, writing reports and occasionally speaking at field tours and public meetings; and performing related and unplanned tasks consistent with applied agricultural research. The successful candidate must pass a background check prior to offer of employment.

Why Join Us:

Visit our website:  www.wkarc.org

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

B.S. in weed science, agronomy, or closely related plant science discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years experience in weed science, agronomy, or closely related plant science discipline

M.S. in weed science. Experience or knowledge of Great Plains agriculture.

Be willing to work flexible hours to take advantage of proper environmental conditions for herbicide applications.  Good verbal and written skills in English, knowledge of experimental design and analysis, and computer literacy and application.

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid non-commercial driver’s licence and have an existing or obtain a Kansas Certified Pesticide Applicators license within six months of employment.

Mobility to maneuver on and under equipment. Work requires considerable physical exertion in order to transport in excess of 50 lbs (no more than 100 lbs) unassisted on a regular basis. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

CV, copy of transcripts and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

5/21/2018 and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$34,000 - $57,900

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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