Department: Center for Plant Science Innovation-2500
Description of Work:
Position will be responsible for supervising, organizing, and conducting genetic nurseries and field trials at UNL research farm sites. Position will train and organize summer field assistants and conduct field work in the summers (usually about three months on). With initial direction from principal investigator, position independently designs field layouts, planting schedules, pesticide applications, and plan for ongoing maintenance to ensure research goals are met and results are valid. Position strategically deploys limited labor resources to ensure that all projects are maintained to the necessary standards for optimal research success. Will assist with lab management and administrative activities to support extramural/intramural projects. Maintain records and spreadsheets of historical and current year phenotypic data.
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: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in agricultural or ecological sciences or related field plus two years of field or research experience in agriculture, ecology, or related disciplines. Previous experience with field work in an agricultural or ecological setting. Ability to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously; work independently as well as part of a team; strong organizational, time management, and project management skills. Must have knowledge and experience operating and maintaining farm equipment, organizational skills, an understanding of applied field, greenhouse, and lab research, data collection, and manipulation, and capability to learn and follow UNLEHS protocols. Knowledge of computer software to collect and summarize data. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Project management and supervisory experience. Previous experience organizing teams of three or more individuals to complete objectives. Previous experience in farming, plant breeding, or plant genetics. Excellent communication skills and ability to interact professionally with all levels of faculty, staff and students across different areas and levels of expertise (both experimental and computational).
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.