Agriculture Research Specialist

Lexington, KY
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

This position will help with the development, establishment, maintenance, data analysis and summaries of grain crops research as it supports grain crops extension efforts.

Responsibilities will include involvement in designing, establishing, and maintaining grain crops research conducted throughout Kentucky; analyzing data with appropriate statistical methods and summarizing research reports; developing tables and figures to effectively communicate research findings; coordinating research efforts with other faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduate students involved in both research and extension.

Job Title
Agriculture Research Specialist

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Lexington, KY

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Required Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Extended periods of sitting and standing. Intermittent lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs. Intermittent risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job.


Typically Monday through Friday; 8:00AM-5:00PM; dependent on weather conditions as work is performed mostly outside.


Word, Excel, Powerpoint, SAS (data analysis), Sigma Plot, SiteMate (GPS)

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Describe your prior experience in corn, soybean and/or small grains research.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Describe your prior experience in analyzing and summarizing research results.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Describe your prior experience working in the outdoors

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Provide an example where you worked with a team on a common project. What was your role? Was the project successful?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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