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Research Assistant I/II - Row Crop Entomology

$33,300 - $52,700
United States, Alabama, Auburn
1550 East Glenn Avenue (Show on map)
January 05, 2024
Position Details
Position Information

Requisition Number S2547P
Home Org Name Entomology and Plant Pathology
Division Name College of Agriculture
Position Title Research Assistant I/II - Row Crop Entomology
Job Class Code HA01A/B
Appointment Status Full-time
Part-time FTE
Limited Term Yes
Limited Term Length 1 year
Job Summary
The individual selected for this position will provide professional level assistance with applied entomology research in cotton, soybeans, and peanuts.

This is a one-year, limited term position. Continued employment will be based upon availability of funding.

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Essential Functions
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

1. Aid in a supporting role to the Extension Specialist conducting statewide IPM programs in various cropping systems:
The successful candidate will work with the Extension Specialist to conduct field level research that includes but is not limited to planning and implementing project protocols, data collection and management, and overall supervision of seasonal field trials.

2. Assist with technical responsibilities of conducting applied research:
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing equipment, materials, and support for research operations. The candidate will be expected to make pesticide applications, evaluate pest/crop impacts, and carefully document these observations. Regular data entry and management will be required and therefore knowledge of Microsoft Office programs is expected. Routine day travel to research locations is expected. The candidate may supervise others, but this is not a major part of the job. Organizational skills are expected and highly valued in order to document and manage research data.

3. Assist with Extension outreach events:
The successful candidate will be expected to help plan and organize public events such as field days, scout schools, and crop tours at various farm locations and/or research and Extension centers.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Agronomy, Entomology, Plant Pathology, Plant Science or closely related field.

No experience required for entry Level I.

Level II - Bachelor's degree in the areas listed above and 2 years of experience relevant to the position.

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed. Graduate level degrees will be accepted in lieu of years of experience for level II.
Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities
Candidates must have general knowledge of agricultural systems and possess general knowledge in field research and have a working knowledge of moderately complex equipment, materials, and processes related to research operations; Must demonstrate good written and oral communication skills.
Minimum Technology Skills
Minimum License and Certifications
A valid driver's license or the ability to obtain one prior to employment.
Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications
Experience in Weed Science or Entomology is desired.
Posting Detail Information

Salary Range $33,300 - $52,700
Job Category Agricultural/Veterinary Medicine
Working Hours if Non-Traditional
City position is located in: Auburn
State position is located: Alabama
List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position
Posting Date 03/21/2023
Closing Date
EEO Statement
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.
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