This position will perform all aspects of research and development
in grain crops variety testing and research, including setting up
research tests from desk to field, data management, statistical
analysis, production of Extension publications, interfacing with
Extension agents, other research team members, research facility
directors and staff, growers, company representatives and other
stakeholders. The individual in this position has the discretion
and freedom to pursue research goals under limited supervision and
will supervise hourly wage employees and assist in supervision and
assistance of graduate students. Research and demonstration
coordination will involve independent modification and adaptation
of standard research protocols in response to current challenges.
The individual in this position will have input into budget
preparation, decisions regarding program hiring, coordination of
personnel and expenditures, but is not a principle investigator.
The individual will handle grain crop testing payments and
interactions with seed company representatives. They will also
assist with grant management within the program and will
participate in research proposal development and presentations and
will attend professional meetings, field days and conferences.
Research plot planting, management, data collection and harvest
will take place at multiple, diverse locations throughout Virginia.
Overnight travel will be required at planting and harvest. Demands
of this position include broad knowledge of crop science and a good
working knowledge of principles and practices of related fields.
Laboratory experience, particularly soils experience is preferred.
A high level of competence with MS Office products and statistical
analysis software is required.
M.S. degree in crop science, agronomy or related field. Field
Knowledge of grain crop management, experience with small plot
agronomic research. Working knowledge of agronomic crop production
principles and their impact on crop management. Laboratory
experience. Able to work on multiple projects using independent
judgment. Interact effectively with faculty/staff and agricultural
clientele. Be able to operate and maintain computerized data
management systems. Ability to understand and follow complex oral
and written instructions.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal
conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19
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conducts more than $500 million in research annually.
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