Senior Research Associate

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Job ID 22578
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 will be expected 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 the entry of research protocols, collection and entry of data associated with approximately 80 to 100 research trials each year, and generation of summaries and annual research reports for industry cooperators, academic colleagues, and professional societies. The candidate will be expected to work independently and cooperatively with other staff, graduate students, and faculty in the weed science program and Division of Plant Sciences.


B.S. in biological or agricultural sciences, M. S. preferred but not required. Experience in applied weed science and/or agronomy/crop production field research is preferred. Pesticide applicator and commercial driver's license also preferred, but not required. Consideration will be given to candidates with an equivalent combination of related education or work experience.


Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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

Diversity 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

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. 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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Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Please be prepare to submit a letter of application explaining fit with qualifications sought, academic transcripts, names, addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 references, and a resume.





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Posted: 7/5/2018
Application Due: 9/3/2018
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