Research Associate

at Kansas State University in Garden City, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Research Associate

Department: 3670010235 SW Research Ext Cntr Garden Cy
Job no: 516678
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Colby, Kansas, Garden City, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Crop Production, Agronomy, Plant Sciences
Pay Grade: 08B

About This Role:
This position will conduct irrigation research and extension activities at the Southwest Research Extension Center in Garden City or Colby as well as the surrounding area. The candidate will maintain and operate precision equipment/machinery and irrigation systems; install, calibrate, and maintain research instrumentation; plan, manage, and document research projects; coordinate and interact with producers and industry representatives; and assist in outreach efforts. The candidate will provide leadership to other team members.

Please contact Dr. Daran Rudnick at 712-204-6772 for more information.

Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:
This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master's degree and two years relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with precision agricultural equipment, technologies, and software.
  • Experience in irrigated agriculture, including managing irrigation systems.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Two Professional References

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Jan 22, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

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Job Posting: 12913566

Posted On: Apr 25, 2024

Updated On: Apr 29, 2024

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