Kansas State University Libraries Research Associate in Manhattan, Kansas

General Description of Position:

The Agronomy Department at Kansas State University is looking for a Research Associate. This position provides a unique opportunity to gain experience in soil fertility and soil testing research and extension activities while earning a Ph.D. in Agronomy. This student will work closely with their faculty supervisor to oversee the daily operations of the KSU Soil Testing Lab. Lab responsibilities will focus on quality assurance, including reviewing lab results and fertilizer recommendations for samples submitted by the public or county agents; Responding to inquiries regarding soil testing and fertilizer recommendations from clientele; Method development and soil test calibration and correlation research to improve fertilizer recommendations.

Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks candidates whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's commitment to the Principles of Community.

The Successful Candidate will:

  • Work closely with the faculty supervisor to oversee the daily operations of the KSU Soil Testing Lab.
  • Focus on quality assurance, including reviewing lab results and fertilizer recommendations for samples submitted by the public or county agents.
  • Respond to inquiries regarding soil testing and fertilizer recommendations from clientele
  • Method development and soil test calibration and correlation research to improve fertilizer recommendations.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. degree in Agronomy, Soil Science or related discipline with experience in soil fertility/crop production research or extension. Must be able to attain admission to the KSU Agronomy graduate program and KSU Graduate School. Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work as a team member. Strong chemistry and statistics background and prior experience in computer programming.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, applicants should upload a letter of interest, resume and the contact information of three professional references as well as a copy of their transcripts.

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found.

Salary Range/ Pay Rate:

$20.81 - $36.41/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.

Department: 3670010040 Agronomy

Job no: 502676

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Agronomy

Advertised: 13 Nov 2017 Central Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled