POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

Researcher III (Belleville Research Center)
University Farms
College of Agricultural Science
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Position: Researcher III (Belleville Research Center), term, administrative/professional

Qualifications: A Master's degree or higher in agronomic area or related field and three years experience in a crop production field. The candidate must also possess both a valid Class C driver's license and pesticide applicators license. Candidate must be able to lift and carry 50 lb. Candidate must show previous documented ability to supervise and train others as well as possess strong oral and written communication skills. S/he must have working knowledge of regional agricultural production methods and have previous experience utilizing the associated techniques and machinery in small-plot research and row crop production including pesticide application, tillage, planting, fertilizing, harvesting, and the ability to operate and troubleshoot precision agricultural software and hardware. Additionally, the candidate must have experience using computer spreadsheet software, statistical analysis and be able to generate protocols and reports for research and granting agencies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for the managerial and research functions at the Belleville Research Center under the general supervision of the Director of University Farms. Will be responsible for the training and supervision of several individuals including graduate and undergraduate students at the Belleville Research Center. Participates in discussion with funding agencies jointly with faculty researchers) involving research projects funding that exceeds $100,000 annually, creates an annual land use plan of work, assists in many aspects of public relations, assists in maintaining accounts of funds and appropriations, responsible for managing a comprehensive weather station which transmits data to Illinois and U.S. weather bureau networks, and performs other duties as required in support of operations of the Center. Overnight travel will be required on occasion.

Effective Date: March 18, 2019

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019, or until filled.

Application Procedure: Submit (email submissions in PDF format are accepted and preferred) a letter of application, current resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcript required at time of hire), and contact information for three professional references to:

Email: sully@siu.edu

or

Researcher III Search Committee
Attention: Michelle Sullivan
College of Agricultural Sciences
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1205 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 4416
Carbondale, IL 62901

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.