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Fellow (Post Doc)

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 510392
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agronomy
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Fellow (Post Doc) to manage field and laboratory work for our multidisciplinary Precision Agriculture research program.

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:

  • Ph.D. in agronomy or related field
  • Must be able to operate, adjust and maintain equipment used by the project. Equipment includes GPS units and associated electronic accessories & computers, and sensors

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in agronomy, soils, environmental science, biosystems engineering, spatial statistics, computer information systems, Geo-spatial sciences
  • Excellent computer, and data analytical skills, including spatial statistics
  • Strong competency in performing statistical and geo-statistical spatial analysis, summarizing data and writing reports
  • Competency with databases, spreadsheets, presentation, word processing, R, Python, ARC-GIS or similar GIS platforms and other similar GPS/GIS mapping packages
  • Experience working with soil moisture sensors and remote telemetry data access
  • Demonstrated written and oral communications skills
  • Demonstrated interest and/or ability in delivering outreach programs, and lecture in classroom
  • Must be willing to occasionally travel overnight

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by April 16, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$47,476 - $60,000 annual salary

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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