Weed Science Senior Research Associate

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Job ID 25744
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The primary responsibility of this position will be to assist with the management of a weed science field research program conducted under the direction of Dr. Kevin Bradley in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri. The candidate's primary responsibilities will be to conduct standard agricultural field maintenance practices such as land preparation, planting, spraying, and harvesting of corn, soybean, wheat, grain sorghum, and forages in areas that will be utilized for small-plot research. The candidate will also be responsible for routine maintenance and upkeep of field research equipment and will also be expected to assist with the collection and entry of data associated with field research trials. The candidate will be expected to work independently and cooperatively in a team environment with other staff, graduate students, and faculty in the weed science program and Division of Plant Sciences.


B.S. in biological or agricultural sciences is required. At least 5 years of experience in applied weed science or crop production field research is required. Commercial driver's license (CDL) also required. Pesticide applicator license preferred.

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits

Diversity and Values Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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MU Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is committed to cultural diversity. The broad range of life experiences, values, cultural practices and perspectives in our community establishes an institutional foundation for innovative learning and discovery. It further expands the university's ability to become a globally-recognized epicenter for education, research and entrepreneurship. It is expected that the successful candidate will share this commitment.

Columbia Missouri Information

Columbia, Mo., is known as an ideal college town, combining small-town comforts, community spirit and low cost of living with big-city culture, activities and resources. Home to nationally renowned public schools and other colleges and educational centers, Columbia is packed with restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Application Materials

Candidate must complete the brief online application and upload a resume, letter of interest addressing the qualifications, and the names and contact information (addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses) of 2 references. References will be contacted when appropriate.





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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 3/19/2018
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