Research Professional – peanuts UGA

Agency
University of Georgia C&S Peanut Team
Location
Tifton, GA
Job Category
Jobs - Bachelor's Degree
website
https://www.uga.edu/
Salary
$35,000 - 40,000
Start Date
Proposed start - 09-02-19
Last Date to Apply
when filled - applications reviewed on receipt
Description

This new position will provide professional and managerial support for research and Extension programs of the UGA Peanut Team. Incumbent will participate in design, administration, and monitoring of peanut research trials. He/she will ensure compliance with protocol and overall objectives in cooperation with principal investigators.

The Research Professional will collect, organize, and summarize a variety of data from multidisciplinary projects including those focusing on entomology, plant pathology, and agronomy. The employee will communicate effectively with scientists, county agents, and industry partners (e.g. peanut farmers, buying point and shelling plant operators, etc). The incumbent will assist with preparation of Extension educational materials and research publications.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to enhance skills and continue education in agricultural research and Extension. It is guaranteed for three years.

More information and Online application

Qualifications

Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet software
- Familiar with the use of statistical software (JMP, SAS or R) is preferred; or the desire to learn these programs
- Experience with precision ag technologies (e.g. GIS, remote sensing, etc.)
- Positive attitude
- Excellent work ethic
- Valid Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of the biological sciences preferably in the field of Entomology, Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Pathology
- Proven ability in agricultural research and row crop production
- Competency conducting and performing experiments in the field, laboratory, and greenhouse
- Perform a variety of field sampling techniques, manage data sets, coordinate multiple tasks
- Basic understanding of row crop production
- Ability to accurately observe and record data
- Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills
- Ability to work outdoors in various environmental conditions including heat or cold temperatures, ability to multi-task and work independently with minimum supervision
- Standing, bending, squatting, climbing and working outdoors in varied weather conditions.

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