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Assistant Scientist

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 510252
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Other
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for an Assistant Scientist to assist in the operation of the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field near Topeka. This individual would work closely with the agronomist-in-charge stationed at the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field, and the agricultural technician, temporary/part-time employees, researchers and graduated students from KSU in conduction field research related primarily to irrigated corn, soybean, and wheat production.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:  https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

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 Qualifications:

  • BS in Agronomy or related field.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in operating and maintaining equipment necessary for irrigated and dryland crop production. 
  • Familiarity with irrigated and dryland crop production practices. 
  • Experience with computers and technology.
  • A basic understanding of experimental design and conduction of field research.
  • Experience/knowledge of computers, controllers/monitors/ guidance devices.
  • Metal fabrication experience and mechanical ability.
  • CDL license.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. Cover letter

Screening of Applications Begins:


Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by February 26, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.42 - $23.00/hr. 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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