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Department of Agronomy

Department of Agronomy
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-0110

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Assistant Scientists / Extension Assistants

Assistant Scientist

Department: 3670010220 Agricultural Research Ctr Hays
Job no:503924
Work type:Staff Full Time (Unclassified)
Location:Other
Categories:Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy, Plant Science

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About This Role:

Assistant Scientist in Weeds Science

Individual will conduct field and controlled-environment experiments to assess weed and crop response to herbicides and identify cost-effective options for management of weeds that have evolved resistance to herbicides. Some field experiments may be conducted off-station on grower fields thus requiring the individual to interact with growers and agribusiness retailers in addition to co-workers and professional associates. Duties include implementing and maintaining experiments; application of agricultural pesticides; collecting, analyzing, and summarizing research data, writing reports and occasionally speaking at field tours and public meetings; and performing related and unplanned tasks consistent with applied agricultural research. The successful candidate must pass a background check prior to offer of employment.

Why Join Us:

Visit our website:  www.wkarc.org

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

B.S. in weed science, agronomy, or closely related plant science discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years experience in weed science, agronomy, or closely related plant science discipline

M.S. in weed science. Experience or knowledge of Great Plains agriculture.

Be willing to work flexible hours to take advantage of proper environmental conditions for herbicide applications.  Good verbal and written skills in English, knowledge of experimental design and analysis, and computer literacy and application.

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid non-commercial driver’s licence and have an existing or obtain a Kansas Certified Pesticide Applicators license within six months of employment.

Mobility to maneuver on and under equipment. Work requires considerable physical exertion in order to transport in excess of 50 lbs (no more than 100 lbs) unassisted on a regular basis. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

CV, copy of transcripts and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

5/21/2018 and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$34,000 - $57,900

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.

Agricultural Technician II

Department: 3670010220 Agricultural Research Ctr Hays
Job no:503922
Work type:Staff Full Time (USS)
Location:Other
Categories:Agriculture, Agronomy

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About This Role:

Agricultural Technician II in Weeds Research

This position is supervised by a Weed Scientist and provides essential support to the weeds research project to include field plot farming operations, care of greenhouse and controlled environment plantings, layout of field and greenhouse experiments, application of pesticide, fertility, tillage, etc., treatments, observation of crop and weed response to treatments and weather, data collection and analysis, and the operation of complex laboratory and field instrumentation including GPS-controlled mapping and ag input application equipment. The scientist supported by this position direct research programs that are among the core disciplines required to carry out the unit mission of developing new knowledge and technology to stabilize and sustain long-term production of food and fiber in a manner consistent with conservation of natural resources, protection of the environment, and assurance of food safety.

Why Join Us:

Visit our website:  www.wkarc.org

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

High school of equivalent and one year of experience in agriculture. Education in an agricultural field may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.

Other Requirements:

Valid driver's license to permit incumbent to operate automobiles, pickup trucks, and farm trucks (up to 24,000 GVW) having standard or automatic transmissions once employed. Certified, or capable and willing to be certified within 6 months, to apply restricted-use pesticides to crops.

 

Mobility to maneuver on and under equipment. Work requires considerable physical exertion in order to transport in excess of 50 lbs (no more than 100 lbs) unassisted on a regular basis.

Preferred Qualifications:

BS degree preferred plus three years experience in large-scale farming operations. Vocational training in the safe and proper use of pesticides would be highly desirable.

M.S. in weed science. Experience or knowledge of Great Plains agriculture.

Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, in order to interpret precise instructions, procedures, technical plans and designs, and keep research and production records. Ability to recognize plant diseases and signs of insect infestation.  Knowledge of the hazards and effects of pesticides (herbicides, etc.) and the ability to interpret MSDS instructions.  Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining repair, maintenance and operations of ag equipment. 

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

CV or Resume and contact information for 3 references.

Screening of Applications Begins:

5/21/2018 and continues until position is filled.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$26,200 - $39,400  $12.63-$18.95 per hour

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.