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Program Associate with University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture in Fayetteville, AR

Type of position Research
Employer University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
Location Fayetteville, AR
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits Employer will contribute to health and retirement benefits.
Closing date of competition When suitable candidate found
Date position available Negotiable
Description of duties

The individual will be responsible for organizing and overseeing Dr. Jason Norsworthy’s field, greenhouse, and laboratory research in weed science. This person will manage approximately 100 field trials annually, analyze and interpret data, and write annual reports and summaries. It is expected that this person will contribute to the publication of peer-reviewed manuscripts, some of which as the first author. The individual will assist with development of research plans, protocols, and organization of a large research group consisting of 2 to 3 post-docs, 10 to 15 graduate students, 5 to 6 hourly workers, another program associate, and a program technician. During the spring and summer months, a significant amount of time may be spent traveling to research sites located at various Agricultural Experiment stations and on-farm locations in eastern Arkansas. Coordination and organization of these trips will be largely the responsibility of this individual. In the late fall and winter months, time will be spent in the greenhouse evaluating new herbicides, screening weed populations for herbicide resistance, and conducting laboratory research that will likely involve use of specialized instruments for detecting herbicides in soil or water and elucidating herbicide resistance mechanisms in weeds. This individual will be responsible for purchasing the necessary supplies, equipment, and instruments needed to complete all research successfully. Detailed records will be kept of all research activities. Research findings will be presented annually at regional and national meetings.

Qualifications sought

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, or Weed Science plus three years of related experience or M.S. degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, or Weed Science.

Preferred Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree or an M.S. degree in Agronomy, Plant Science, or Weed Science with at least five years of experience in managing basic and/or applied research or a demonstrated ability to conduct applied field and greenhouse research.


Contact for additional information Dr. Jason K. Norsworthy
[email protected]
Application procedure  
Submit what Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume
Submit to Apply at: https://uasys.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UASYS/details/Program-Associate_R0038879?q=R0038879&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249
Additional Information Candidates with an M.S. degree will be allowed to pursue a Ph.D. degree after six months of employment.