Lincoln, Nebraska

Requisition Number: S_210822 Department: Agronomy & Horticulture-0827 Description of Work: This position will coordinate and manage selected national, regional, and Nebraska multi-disciplinary research programs for the University of Nebraska Soybean Breeding Program.  Manage and implement soybean breeding and genetics research for multiple grant-funded projects and objectives that include large, multi-state projects with 15 or more university, USDA , and industry partners.  Projects involve breeding and genetics, quantitative genetics, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology in an integrated, trans-disciplinary program to improve genetic diversity, yield, and seed protein concentration in the US commercial soybean germplasm pool. Provide leadership in coordination of research projects, communicating with all collaborators and managing all logistics of the program at Nebraska and across the region.  Responsible for large volume, complex computational data management and analytics.  Full responsibility for field breeding and genetics research across nine sites in Nebraska including research planning, field preparation, planting, maintenance (irrigation, pest and weed control), data collection, and harvest.  Requires obtaining a pesticide applicator's license within six months of hire.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in agronomy, plant sciences, or related field plus five years of experience (or master's degree plus three years of experience) in a research field to include project management and supervision, experimental design and implementation, data management, and technical reporting.  Experience with operation of specialized field research equipment, including planters, tractors, GPS systems, and research plot combines.  Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements. Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in agronomy, plant sciences, or related field.  Advanced expertise in crop breeding and genetics, quantitative genetics, genomics, proteomics, and biotechnology.  Significant expertise in data management, analysis, and computing including, cluster computing, GIS - SMS software, and writing code.  Advanced expertise in field site preparation, planting, maintenance, and harvest.  Posted Salary: $62,262/yr. minimum Job Type: Full-Time

Lincoln, Nebraska

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