Agronomy Specialist

Job description

This position will work independently and with UK tobacco breeders to continue the development and breeding of new tobacco varieties; design experiments; conduct field research and collect data; write project reports; managing budget. Work with other scientists in applying molecular biology techniques, such as molecular markers and early flowering, for accelerated tobacco breeding.

Job Title
Agronomy Specialist

Requisition Number

Working Title
Agronomy Specialist

Department Name
81B00:KY Tobacco Research & Dev Ctr

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

5 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Occasional standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs. Intermittent sitting at computer for extended periods of time. Intermitten repetitive motion. Occasional work related travel. Occasional temperature extremes.


Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (40 hours/week).


The ability to breed new tobacco varieties; design experiments; conduct field research and collect data; write project reports; manage budget.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree and six years experience or more in agronomy and/or seed technology.

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. * Which best describes your experience in tobacco breeding?
    • None
    • More than 0, up through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
    • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  2. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 9/24/2018
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