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Research Associate I

Company: University of Tennessee
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Research Associate, Variety Testing and Agroecology Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee Location: Knoxville, TN Responsibilities: The Variety Testing and Agroecology lab is responsible for conducting statewide corn grain, corn silage, and soybean variety trials and developing and sharing research-based information on sustainable agriculture practices, such as cover cropping, living mulch, and crop rotations. The Research Associate holds a key role within this program with responsibility for design, execution, and management of research projects, analysis and reporting of results through both written and oral presentations, supervision and collaboration with program personnel (employees and students), and logistics of daily technical operations, including coordination and allocation of equipment and personnel resources. This job requires travel to outlying locations (10-15%). Qualifications: Minimum requirements include an M.S. in Plant Sciences, Agronomy, Horticulture, or a related field. Experience managing research projects is required. Experience working with corn, soybeans, and cover crops is highly desired, but not required. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral English skills, be self-motivated, highly organized, and willing to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students to conduct field and laboratory research. Salary: Commensurate with training and experience Benefits: Retirement, sick, and annual leave; group health, life and accident insurance, tuition Closing Date: Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until filled. Contact: For additional information, please contact Dr. Virginia Sykes () The University of Tennessee is a land grant university with an enrollment of over 27,800. The Plant Sciences Department is located on the Agricultural Campus with lab facilities, greenhouse space, and nearby field space to support active production research. The University of Tennessee also has ten research and education centers which facilitate statewide agricultural research. Knoxville, Tennessee is a vibrant community, with a population of approximately 183,270. This community boasts a thriving music and arts scene, along with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Useful web sites to learn more about the University of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville: The University of Tennessee: Department of Plant Sciences: UT Agronomic Variety Trials: UT Crops:

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