This position provides support for the agronomy and soil microbiology programs at the Central Agricultural Research Center (CARC). The successful candidate will participate in the design, establishment, and maintenance of field studies, the application of treatments including fertilizer, pesticides, and inoculants, data collection, and the analysis and summarization of research results. Duties will also include pest management, protocol development, statistical analysis, and preparation of data for scientific presentation and publication in peer reviewed journals. The incumbent must be able to work with a wide variety of constituents, be self-motivated and be able to work without close supervision and cooperatively with coworkers. Supervision of temporary and/or part-time labor as well as full-time research assistants is a further expectation of the individual in this position. Some in-state travel will be required.
Complete details available at: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/9841
Required Qualifications 1.B.S. degree in agronomy, biology, soil science, microbiology, or related discipline. 2.Experience implementing and maintaining field research. Experience in collecting and managing data and conducting statistical analyses
Preferred Qualifications 1.M.S. or Ph.D. degree in agronomy, biology, soil science, microbiology, or related discipline. 2.Experience dryland crop production in the Great Plains. 3.Experience in operating farm machinery and farming operations, from planting through harvest and including fertilization and pest management, and harvesting of experimental plots. 4.Experience with basic microbiology skills including culturing and sterile techniques. 5.Experience with molecular techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and cloning. Supervisory experience.
Additional Salary Information: commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
About Montana State University Central Agricultural Research Center
The Central Research Center is one of seven off-campus research centers in the Department of Research Centers at Montana State University. The CARC consists of 600 dryland acres and is well-equipped with modern field plot equipment, laboratory equipment, and facilities . The research center is located 70 miles southeast of Great Falls and 30 miles west of Lewistown.