Field Crop Research Technologist I

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Lincoln, NE

Job posting number: #7193441

Posted: November 13, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Description of Work
The Applied Soybean Pathology Lab at UNL focuses on decreasing yield loss to disease across the Nebraska production region. Our primary objective is on the management of fungal and nematode pathogens of soybeans.
As the Field Crop Research Technologist, you will:
Manage field projects and some greenhouse projects as needed related to field crop plant pathology
Plan, design, execute, and report research results in the crop pathology program
Co-author resulting research publications
Manage, supervise, and conduct field, greenhouse, and laboratory research activities
Spend approximately 10% of your time at South Central Ag Lab near Clay Center, NE or at other locations statewide
Assist graduate students and visiting scientists in designing, executing, and analyzing experiments
Have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in statistical analysis and software programs
Follow all environmental, health, and safety protocols

Pesticide applicator license must be obtained within 6 months of employment. Within the UNL system, this position is categorized as a Research Technologist I.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we are committed to advancing knowledge, enriching lives, and contributing to the global community. We invest in our employees through comprehensive benefits including:
Tuition remission for full-time employees and dependents
Retirement plans with university match
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
A diverse and inclusive workplace
We are looking for talented individuals like you to join our team and make a difference!

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:
Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in plant science or related field plus two years of laboratory or related experience in a plant science discipline required, OR Master’s degree in plant science or related field.
Demonstrated understanding of applied crops research, data collection and organization.
Working knowledge of spreadsheet software for collecting and summarizing research data.
Willingness to learn to operate small farm equipment for harvest or planting.
Must have a valid driver’s license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience leading a team.

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