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Research Technologist I
West Central Research & Extension Center – North Platte, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The primary duties of this position will be to lead wind tunnel operations, research duties  and report writing.  The candidate will also assist with field plot research including spray drift management, pest management studies and pesticide efficacy studies according to established procedures and guidelines.  Duties will include planting, spraying, data collection, harvesting, data entry and operation and maintenance of research equipment.  This person will also be responsible for helping with greenhouse and laboratory research related to pesticide applications.  Record data pertaining to experimentation.  Operate research equipment, sprayers and trucks.  Summarize experimental results.  Communicate with the research manager, investigators, summer help, graduate students, industry professionals and clientele.  Position will warrant the ability to obtain a Nebraska private pesticide applicators license within six months of hire.  Position is located in North Platte, NE.

Review of applications will begin on 11/22/17. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply.   (Requisition number:  S_170652). 

Research Technologist I
West Central Research & Extension Center – North Platte, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This position will be responsible for the management and implementation of field, laboratory, and greenhouse experiments for the Soils Program at the West Central Research and Extension Center.  Duties will include experimental design and implementation, data collection including the use of radioactive neutron soil probes, data processing, statistical analysis, and interpretation of results.  Duties will also include use and maintenance of field, laboratory, and greenhouse equipment related to soil fertility research.  Additionally, the Technologist will be responsible for independent establishment and maintenance of field plot areas (planting, harvesting, fertilizing, pest management, etc.).  The technologist is also independently responsible for hiring and supervision of summer employees and assisting graduate students.  The technologist is responsible for applying the knowledge of science in analyzing data, writing reports, and preparation of scientific presentations.  The focus of the Soils Program is on effective, efficient use of fertilizers and water to produce maximum yields with optimum inputs of nutrients (e.g. fertilizers) and water on variable soils of Central NE.  Position requires obtaining a pesticide applicator’s license within 6 months after hire and the ability to obtain radioactive neutron probe operation authorization through UNL.

Review of applications will begin on 1/31/18. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed. Candidates must apply online at http://employment.unl.edu for details and to apply.   (Requisition number: S_170232).


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