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Research Technologist II Weed Management at University of Nebraska-Lincoln with University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Nebraska

Type of position Full time, permanent, non-tenured track.
Employer University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Description of Employer University of Nebraska-Lincoln is unparalleled among public research universities in access, opportunity, innovation, and lifelong experiential learning. A future where we attract bold thinkers in the quest for knowledge and the search for truth greater than ourselves. Visit www.unl.edu
Location Lincoln, Nebraska
Description of Location Lincoln is a capital city of state of Nebraska with population of about 300,000. With a very low unemployment rate and the lowest median monthly cost for rent, it’s a great place to live and work. Salaries are above the national average, and the price of everyday items is lower than the national average. Lincoln is also part of the “silicon prairie” because many tech startups call Lincoln home.
Salary $48,000 minimum
Closing date of competition October 22, 2022 or until suitable candidate is found
Date position available December 2022
Description of duties

Plans, budgets, coordinates, and implements operations including managing personnel in laboratory, greenhouse, and leads the planning and execution of field experiments in the area of weed management. Conducts statistical and graphical data analysis from data collected from laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments. Participates in extension activities to educate growers about herbicide resistant weeds and the role of gene flow to disseminate resistance traits. Provide instruction in the proper use of materials and equipment; safety assessments; training of student employees and graduate students in quality of work, health, and safety. Supervise student employees in the laboratory, greenhouse, and field. Assist graduate students with course projects and training in the operation of equipment needed to accomplish their projects. Position will be based in Lincoln, NE but will travel routinely during growing season to South Central Ag Lab near Clay Center, NE. Must obtain a certified Nebraska pesticide applicator’s license within three months of employment.

Qualifications sought

Bachelor’s degree in agronomy, weed science, plant science or a related scientific field plus three years’ experience in agronomy, plant science, or similar research conducting scientific experiments or practical crop production required. Computer skills to include word processing, spreadsheets, graphing, and basic statistical software necessary. Report writing skills and strong organizational skills. Ability to work and make decisions independently. Must have a valid driver’s license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.

Contact for additional information Amit Jhala:
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 402-472-1534
Application procedure  
Submit what Resume
Cover Letter
List of References
Submit to Apply online at https://employment.unl.edu/postings/82193
Additional Information 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.