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CREC Agronomy Research Specialist
Post Date: 06/27/2021
Close Date: 09/30/2021
PO Box 6150, Dept 3140

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$50,000 - $69,999


Job Description:
Position Description & Details:
The Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC) is seeking a research specialist to become a member of a dynamic team of scientists and support staff researching the diversity of factors impacting dryland and irrigated agriculture across the region. This position has dual responsibilities of providing both leadership and support for the research program. The selected candidate will provide leadership towards research logistics and assist the Research Agronomist in maintaining the agronomy program at CREC.

Responsibilities include research protocol development, field trial establishment and maintenance, field equipment operation, pesticide applications, data collection and analysis, and reporting. This position will require working outdoors in varying conditions and may require occasional heavy lifting. Duties will require occasional travel to off-station research locations. A qualified candidate must be able to carry out these duties with minimal guidance, once trained.

Advertised Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Applicant Materials Required:
*Cover letter
*Resume and/or curriculum vitae
*Online application form
*Names, addresses and phone numbers of 3 professional references

Initial screening will be July 27, 2021.

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
*Bachelor of Science degree in agronomy or closely related field. 
*Experience in field plot research design, field trial establishment, data analysis and interpretation. 
*Familiarity with northern plains crops and crop production techniques.  
*Demonstrated ability to operate agricultural field and research equipment such as tractors or harvesters.
*Excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of positive producer interaction.  
*Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to work within a team. 
*General knowledge of computers and capabilities to utilize software for word processing, data management, data analysis, as well as ability to learn field equipment software such as on a harvester or planter.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Master of Science degree in an agricultural field related to crops or soil. 
*Commercial Pesticide Applicator certificate.
*Experience with field crop input applications.
*Familiarity with GIS software
*Experience in workplace leadership

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