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Research Aide Manhattan, Kansas
The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Research Aid to work on laboratory research activities related to several HUD, and GFS research projects. This individual will work closely with the Soil and Environmental Laboratory Group and assist with day-to-day laboratory activities, field soil sampling and lab procedures, and data entering.
Fellow (Post Doc) Manhattan, Kansas
The KSU Sorghum Molecular Breeding program is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct field research activities involving genetic analysis, trait phenotyping, and soil science. The primary trait of interest is iron deficiency chlorosis resistance, as well as additional biotic and abiotic resistance. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be primarily responsible for phenotyping, working collaboratively with industry partner, and data processing/management. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will coordinate and manage laboratory, field, and computational activities within the group related to the project.
Research Technician Manhattan, Kansas
The Kansas Mesonet, within the Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a temporary Research Technician to support operations and quality control of weather/climate data collection. This position will work to maintain, test, and support meteorological instrumentation and provide additional quality control/assurance evaluations. This data is critical to decision makers of all industries within Kansas. The essential individual will support available data acquirement in Kansas’s changing weather.
Fellow (Post Doc) Manhattan, Kansas
The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct a multi-disciplinary project aimed at enhancing post-flowering heat tolerance in soybean. The major responsibility of the successful candidate will be to complete physiological and biochemical evaluations of soybean genotypes in growth chamber studies to identify promising traits or superior haplotype donors for improving post-flowering heat-stress in terms of seed yield and seed quality. In addition, the Postdoctoral Fellow will coordinate and manage laboratory, growth chamber, and computational activities within the group related to physiological and biochemical evaluations. The successful candidate is expected to collaborate actively with other members of the soybean breeding team, collogues and partners.
Fellow (Post Doc) Manhattan, Kansas
The Department of Agronomy seeks a Post-Doc to support the scientific mission of the PI. The individual will conduct research on integrating mycorrhizal symbiosis on the allocation and storage of C belowground, soil aggregation and soil health. The objectives are to determine: 1) the role of mycorrhizal symbiosis on soil aggregation; 2) the impact of mycorrhizal symbiosis on C and N cycling; 3) the overall effect of mycorrhizal symbiosis on soil health. A series of complementary greenhouse and field studies will include experimental manipulations of mycorrhizal fungi, phosphorus on soil C and N cycling use stable isotopic techniques.
Assistant Professor Crop Science Manhattan, Kansas
12-month, tenure-track faculty position with 70% teaching and 30% research appointment The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking an Assistant Professor to develop an exemplary, innovative teaching and research program in crop science. Primary teaching responsibilities consist of an introductory course in crop science that includes a laboratory (AGRON 220) in fall and spring semesters, a plant and seed identification/seed analysis course (AGRON 350) in spring, and one additional course in their area of expertise. Teaching responsibilities also include coaching the Crops Judging and NACTA Contest Teams, youth programming and recruitment, undergraduate advising, and advising the departmental undergraduate student club associated with the national organization (SASES) within ASA/CSSA/SSSA. The incumbent is expected to integrate their teaching responsibilities with an externally-funded research program in their area of expertise, training graduate students, and publishing peer-reviewed scholarly work in both research and teaching/learning. The research focus can include any discipline within agronomy and should capitalize on opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration as part of the university’s strategic initiatives in Food and Agriculture Systems Innovations and in Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics. The candidate must be able to work in a multicultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.
Project Data Manager Manhattan, Kansas
The Department of Agronomy seeks a Project Data Manager to support the scientific mission of the USDA-NIFA funded Rainfed Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN) project. This is a multi-institutional interdisciplinary research program spanning Kansas, Oklahoma, and Maryland. The Data Manager facilitates data sharing and organization within the project and works with the project’s investigators to design and deliver data products. Data generated from this project will have temporal, spatial, and tabular components. This position will work with students, postdocs, staff, and faculty. Expertise in relational databases, and geospatial data is required. Emphasis of the position is placed on curation of complex datasets, development of collection tools, and facilitating their use for research scientists.
Assistant Professor Manhattan, Kansas
About This Role: The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is seeking an Assistant Professor to develop a strong, innovative research and teaching program in precision agriculture to increase agricultural productivity, sustainability, and profitability. Areas of innovation could include site-specific management of crop production inputs; digital and climate-smart agriculture; remote, proximal, and in-situ sensing technologies; GIS applications; geospatial statistics; simulation modeling; and advanced data analytics. Opportunities exist for cross-disciplinary collaboration as part of the university’s strategic initiative in Digital Agriculture and Advanced Analytics. The incumbent is expected to develop a strong, externally-funded research program including the training of graduate students and peer-reviewed publication of research results. Teaching responsibilities will include AGRON 202 (Intro to Precision Ag Software), AGRON 655 (Site-Specific Agriculture), development of a graduate-level course in their area of expertise, and undergraduate advising. The candidate must be able to work in a multicultural setting and create an environment that fosters collegiality, diversity, and teamwork.