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The University of Wyoming Seeks a Crop Science Research Associate

April 29, 2019

Position Title:
Crop Science Research Associate                                                                                                        University of Wyoming
University of Wyoming, Powell Research and Extension Center              

 

Job Purpose:
Conduct investigative research requiring the application
and analysis of standard tests and procedures as defined
by the project. 

 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform farm-related tasks associated with experiments/projects; provide and/or present data in organized form.
  •  Review up-to-date scientific literature extracting information relevant to ongoing, proposed, or possible research projects.
  • Learn, develop and utilize new techniques which facilitate research goals by consulting literature or other University personnel including faculty, students and research assistants. 
  • Provide written progress reports to supervisor and project leaders. 
  • Apply appropriate quality controls to ensure validity and reliability of results; identify results which exceed recommended or desired tolerances. 
  • Demonstrate research techniques, methods, and procedures to University students and employees; conduct workshops.

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:

  •  Assist with ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, and keeping laboratory clean and organized. 
  • May travel to sites associated with designated project to collect data/specimens or perform experiments. 

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Analysis/problem Identification
  • Attention to detail
  • Formal presentation skills
  • Safety Awareness
  • Quality Orientation 
  • Work Prioritization

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Bachelor's degree in a field related to research projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Experience:

  • 1 year of knowledge of, or experience with agronomy  and/or field biology. 
  • At least three (3) months work experience in field plot research or related area. 

Other:

  • Ability to obtain a private applicator license. 
  • Excellent written, oral, and verbal communication skills. 
  • Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is complaint with University Vehicle Use Policy

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience packaging seed for field trials. 
  • Experience recording growth stages during crop development. 
  • Experience assessing water stress, weed infestations, crop diseases, and/or insect pests. 
  • Experience with preparing and entering data into spreadsheets. 

 

To apply please visit here 

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume or C.V. and (3) Contact Information for four work-related references. 

 


HIRING STATEMENT:

UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer . We are committed to a multicultural  environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities. 

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call (307) 766-2377 or email jobapps@uwyo.edu 


 

Location: University of Wyoming, Powell Research and Extension Center, http://www.uwyo.edu/uwexpstn/centers/powell 
(307) 754-2223

Job: Staff
Posted Annual Salary Range From: $33, 288
Shift: Day Job 
Job Level: Entry Level 
Unposting/Closing Date: Monday, May 6, 2019 at 11:59 PM. 

 

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