Minimum Education: MS in crop, soil or horticultural science or closely related field required.
Department Required Skills: The individual will be expected to have training and experience in statistics, experimental design and analysis and field plot technique. The routine use of GPS equipment and GIS software will be required for this position. The individual will be expected to attain a high level of expertise in this area and will act as a resource person to the CEFS (Center for Environmental Farming Systems) research team. Experience in pest management and pesticide use, record keeping, plant identification, and pesticide application equipment calibration, operation and maintenance.
Preferred Experience: PhD degree in crop, soil or horticultural science or closely related field. Course work in soil science, crop production, agroecology, ecology, geographic information systems. Practical experience in farming and/or applied research is highly desirable.
Essential Job Duties: The purpose of this position is to coordinate activities of the Farming Systems Research Unit of CEFS. This involves the day to day activities of working with faculty, experiment station personnel, technicians and students in conducting long term and large-scale systems research trials. The primary purpose of this new position is to assist with the coordination and/or conduct of all aspects of field and laboratory research and other activities associated with the program, including, data collection and analysis, report preparation, and educational materials preparation. Collection and analysis of some or all of the data from some phases of the experiment, create and maintain GIS databases, maps and other graphics, and plan day-to-day field operations based upon research protocols and project objectives.