POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Researcher II (Weed Science)
Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems
SIU Carbondale

Title: AG - Researcher II (Weed Science)

College: College of Agricultural Sciences-SIUC

Department: Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems-SIUC

Position Summary: Researcher II, Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems (Weed Science). Duration of initial appointment will be 1 year. Future appointment will depend on available funding and satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities: The researcher will plan, direct, and conduct field and greenhouse experiments related to weed management and agronomy including training and supervising other personnel. The successful candidate will work in conjunction with researchers, faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students including collaboration with individuals at funding agencies and other universities. Self-directed data management, data summarization, report development, and manuscript preparation are integral to the position. Other responsibilities will include any and all aspects of conducting weed management and agronomy research, including pesticide applications.

Minimum Qualifications: M.S. degree or higher in agronomy, soil science, or weed science. The candidate must possess both a valid driver’s and pesticide applicator’s license and have the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. The candidate must have experience using computer spreadsheet, word processing, graphical presentation, and industry specific (ARM) software. Overnight travel will be required on occasion. A minimum of two years of experience in conducting agronomic research, data management, and associated field operations is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience in greenhouse research is preferred.

Application Deadline: August 4, 2017, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Visit jobs.siu.edu "Administrative/Professional Job Postings" to create an account and apply.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of 
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed 
and encouraged and will receive consideration.