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Kansas State University Assistant Scientist in Manhattan, Kansas

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a full-time Assistant Scientist to coordinate field and laboratory activities within the Wheat and Forage Extension program. This individual will organize and coordinate schedule of activities, including coordination of interns and visiting scholars, performance of field activities related to sowing, managing, and harvesting research plots. Other duties include: Organization, coordination and performance of agronomic sample collection from the field and processing in the lab to be performed from a variety of studies looking at different fertilizer managements and agronomic practices. Organization, transportation, and inventory keeping of samples collected within the wheat and forages research program. Maintenance of field and laboratory research equipment (keep equipment in clean and orderly fashion) and maintenance of the growth of different research trials. Typing and summarizing data from different research experiments. Previous experience with agronomic research is preferred.

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 Requirements:

  • BS in Agronomy or a related field.
  • Valid driver's license upon employment.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Knowledge on how to handle small plot equipment (tractor, drill, combine) and haul equipment trailer.
  • Experience with precision ag equipment such as GPS.

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:


Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.42 - $29.61 per hour. Salary commensurate with experience.

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.

Department: 3670010040 Agronomy

Job no: 509901

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy

Pay Grade: 06B

Advertised: Nov 07, 2020 Central Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled