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Apply now Department: 3670045020 Carl Melinda Helwig Dpt BioAgE
Job no: 513540
Employment type: Post Doc (Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Engineering
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

We are seeking a post-doctoral scientist to conduct on-farm and in-lab research on planting systems for the on-going projects including one funded by USDA-AFRI under the Critical Ag Research and Extension program. The projects aim to develop insights into the capabilities of currently available innovative planting technologies, develop best management practices through on-farm-experiments, and identify opportunities for new innovations. The selected candidate will manage the planting systems research which includes planning field projects, coordinating with producers, equipment and instruments management, designing experiments, selection of sensors, developing and managing data acquisition, managing graduate students, oversee data collection, write reports, support graduate students with directions for data analysis and presentation, and provides direction to planting system research.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Biological and Agricultural engineering, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with planting and seeding technology currently utilized by producers in the U.S. for corn, soybean, and wheat.
  • Demonstrated ability to write manuscripts for publication in refereed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer programs for the analysis of field data.
  • Experience with sensors, DAQ system, machine vision systems, GPS, CAN BUS, and equipment for planting systems research.
  • Excellent organization, written/verbal communication.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Experience working with soybeans.
  • Experience in data analysis and statistical techniques.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Statement of Research Interest
  2. CV with a list of publications
  3. Contact information for at least three professional reference

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$48,000 - $52,000 annual salary  

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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