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Assistant Scientist

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 509369
Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

The Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University is seeking an assistant scientist to support the field, greenhouse, growth chamber, and laboratory activities of the canola breeding and research program. The individual will provide daily management of agronomic research plots, yield trials, breeding nurseries, self pollinations, crosses, and variety increases.  

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS in Agronomy or related field of study.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience transporting, operating, and maintaining agricultural equipment.
  • Experience in Great Plains and production agriculture.
  • Computer skills with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and web browsing.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Work efficiently on multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Train and supervise undergraduate workers.
  • Work as a team member and independently.
  • Ability to understand and adhere to all protocols and regulations concerning production of genetically unique seeds.
  • Ability to work in varied environmental conditions that can change rapidly and unexpectedly.
  • Use of appropriate personal protective equipment while operating research equipment, especially while spraying.
  • Ability to lift seed and other equipment and tools greater than 75 lb.
  • Experience in a plant breeding program.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.42 – $29.61, salary commensurate with experience

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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