Assistant Scientists/Extension Assistants
Assistant Scientist, W0041702
The successful candidate will independently manage preparation, planting, data collection, harvest and processing of soybean breeding yield trials and assume responsibility for field evaluations. In addition, this person will oversee the seed increase and purification component of the breeding program. Other related duties include, but are not limited to, training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students, maintaining field equipment, developing specifications for bids, installation of equipment, support of winter nursery and greenhouse operations and assisting visitors to the soybean breeding program. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.
Assistant Scientist, W0007467
The KSU Sorghum Genetics program is seeking a motivated technician to carry out and manage field studies. The Assistant Scientist will have responsibility to plan and implement field activities including seed preparation, planting, weed control, harvesting, and data collection; to manage and curate data, seeds, and samples; to hire, train, and supervise student workers; to write technical documentation including work plans and protocols; and to provide administrative and technical support. Must be able to do physical lifting (up to 60 lbs), work in varying environments (heat, cold, wind, etc.), willing to travel, including overnight travel, and work additional hours/weekends during peak periods. The candidate must be able to work in a multi-cultural setting and have a strong commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace.