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Research Technician

Apply now Department: 3670010040 Agronomy
Job no: 517052
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Other
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy
Pay Grade: 04B

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Research Technician to work at the Kansas River Valley Experiment Field, Topeka, KS.  The Kansas River Valley Experiment Field provides areas for research and extension activities.  This position is an integral part of the farm team and as such is responsible for carrying out many of the day to day activities including but not limited to: operating equipment to till, plant, fertilize, apply pesticides and harvest; irrigation of crops; interacting with faculty, research staff, graduate students and undergraduate students to facilitate their research activities; and maintaining farm facilities and equipment.

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant experience in farm practices, including tillage, planting, spraying and harvesting.
  • Pesticide applicators license, CDL.
  • Substantial experience in the operation, adjustment and maintenance of farm equipment. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with Faculty, Staff and Students.
  • Must be able to lift 60 pounds repeatedly.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

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:

Screening begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

For best consideration, apply by (April 8).

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:


Actual salary will be determined based on the candidate’s experience, education, internal equity and departmental funding.  Salary offers are typically made between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.  The range indicated includes both the typical hiring range and potential future progression.

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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