Assistant Scientists/Extension Assistants
Assistant Scientist | Soil Fertility | W0030759
The successful candidate will facilitate and help conduct soil fertility field research at multiple locations. Duties will include planting, fertilizing, spraying, sample and data collection, and harvesting field trials with corn, soybeans, wheat, sorghum and other crops. Other related duties will include, operate and maintain field equipment, collect and manage data, supervise undergraduate student workers, assist graduate students, and communicate with cooperating farmers. Duties will also include maintaining the compost site at the Agronomy Farm and contribute with related training events. The candidate will also serve as safety coordinator and point of contact for safety related issues in the department. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multicultural setting.
Assistant Scientist | Plant Breeding | W0046112
Independently manage development of treatment lists, experimental design, randomization and plot layout, preparation of packeting and harvest labels, uploading data to database, quality control of data, data analysis, and data reporting. Organize and oversee the pollinating nurseries for the development of inbred lines. Organize and oversee the generation advance of lines to the first year of yield trials, including overseeing shipment of material to winter nurseries, or advancement of material in the greenhouse. Organize and oversee the evaluation of lines to disease on other important traits such as STS resistance, including working with pathologists to ensure adequate screening and selection for appropriate disease resistance traits essential to accurate characterization of breeding material both in the field and greenhouse. Design and direct greenhouse research including: disease screening, generation advance and hybridization programs. Other related duties include, but are not limited to, support of field operations, and training and supervision of graduate and undergraduate students to facilitate the design, planting, management, harvest, collection and analysis of experimental data. Create an environment that fosters diversity, collegiality and ability to work in a multi-cultural setting.