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Kansas State University
Posted: 04/22/2021
Assistant Scientist

Assistant Scientist

Department: 3670010040 Agronomy

Job no: 510189

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy

Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for an Assistant Scientist to work at the Agronomy North Farm in Manhattan, KS. The Agronomy North Farm provides areas for research, teaching and extension activities as well as the production of Foundation class seed. 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; producing Foundation class seed; interacting with faculty, research staff, graduate students and undergraduate students to facilitate their research activities; and maintaining farm facilities and equipment. Supervision of hourly student workers is required.

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

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• B.S. in Agronomy or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in farm practices, including tillage, planting, spraying and harvesting.

• Substantial experience in the operation, adjustment and maintenance of farm equipment.

• Experience in research activities including plot layout, planting, data collection and harvesting of plots.

• Must be able to obtain upon employment Kansas Commercial Drivers License (CDL), Class A

• Must be able to obtain upon employment Kansas Commercial Pesticide Applicators License (Class 1A, 10)

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Letter of Interest

• Resume

• Contact information of three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by March 24, 2021.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$42,000 - $52,000 ($20.19-$25.00/hr)

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.

Advertised: Mar 10, 2021

Application Closes: Open until filled

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