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Project Data Manager

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 511509
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Agriculture, Engineering, Computer Science / Information Technology, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

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.

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:

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:

  • B.S. degree in Computer Science, Engineering Data Analyst, Agronomy, Soil Science or closely related field.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to interface with a variety of academic specialties.
  • Understanding of data management best practices and available tools.
  • Sufficient web programming and design abilities for the creation of data entry tools.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. degree in Computer Science or closely related field.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a team of scientists across multiple institutions.

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 continues until position is filled. 

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$21.94-$33.34/hr. Salary commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

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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