Posting Details Posting Details Posting NumberS03667PWorking TitleResearch Professional-Entomology Peanut Team TiftonDepartmentCAES EntomologyAbout the University of Georgia The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( http://www.uga.edu/ ).
UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S.
News & World Report.
The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton.
UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country.
UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff.
The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students.
Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department In 2018, The UGA Tifton Campus began a yearlong Centennial celebration with various events to commemorate its 100th anniversary of providing updated research to the community.
Research is done on a wide range of commodities, including cotton, peanuts, vegetables and turf grass, all of which make agriculture the No.
1 industry in Georgia.
In 2004, a teaching program was initiated and it has been growing ever since.
College-level instruction on campus is aimed at undergraduate and graduate-degree level study.
College/Unit/Department websitehttp://www.caes.uga.edu/campuses/tifton/departments/entomology.htmlPosting TypeExternalRetirement PlanTRS or ORPEmployment TypeEmployeeBenefits EligibilityBenefits EligibleFull/Part timeFull TimeWork ScheduleAdditional Schedule Information 40 hours per week with daily schedule to be determined by supervisor.
Advertised SalaryCommensurate wth education, experience and trainingPosting Date08/01/2019Open until filledYesClosing DateProposed Starting Date09/09/2019Special Instructions to Applicants This position is located in Tifton, GA, which is approximately 200 miles southwest of Athens, Georgia, 200 miles south of Atlanta, GA and approximately 70 miles north of the Florida line.
Location of VacancyTifton Area EEO Policy Statement The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
Position Information Classification TitleResearch Professional ADPay GradeFLSAExemptJob FamilyFTE1.0Minimum Qualifications Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field.
Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.
Preferred Qualifications -Bachelor’s degree -Positive Attitude -Excellent work ethic Position Summary The position will provide professional and managerial support for research and Extension programs of the UGA Peanut Team.
Incumbent will participate in design, administration, and monitoring of peanut research trials.
He/she will ensure compliance with protocol and overall objectives in cooperation with principal investigators.
The Research Professional will collect, organize, and summarize a variety of data from multidisciplinary projects including those focusing on entomology, plant pathology, and agronomy.
The employee will communicate effectively with scientists, county agents, and industry partners (e.g.
peanut farmers, buying point and shelling plant operators, etc).
The incumbent will assist with preparation of Extension educational materials and research publications.
This position offers an excellent opportunity to enhance skills and continue education in agricultural research and Extension.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
-Experience working in the biological sciences preferably in the field of Entomology, Agriculture, Agronomy, Horticulture and Plant Pathology
-Experience conducting and performing experiments in the field, laboratory, and greenhouse
-Perform a variety of field sampling techniques, manage data sets, coordinate multiple tasks
-Basic understanding of row crop production
-Ability to accurately observe and record data
-Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills are necessary
-Ability to multi-task and work independently with minimum supervision
-Candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software, positive attitude and excellent work ethic.
-Previous experience in agricultural research and row crop production is desirable
-Experience with precision agriculture technologies (e.g.
GIS, remote sensing, etc)
-Familiar with the use of statistical softwares (JMP, SAS or R) but those who have the desire to learn these programs are welcome.
Physical Demands Standing, bending, squatting, climbing and working outdoors in varied weather conditions.
Is driving a responsibility of this position?Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?NoDoes this position require a P-Card? NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, or patient records)?NoCredit and P-Card policy Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities.
For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.
Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Plans and organizes research projects including experimental design and implementation.
Collection, organization, and summarization of experimental data.
Work as liaison to coordinate between PIs, county agents, and industry partners.
Work will be conducted in research station small plot trials, commercial fields, greenhouses, and the laboratory.
Percentage of time60 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Assist with preparation of Extension educational materials and research publications.
Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities The individual will provide agronomic management and support for field activities associated with the PI and related research projects with the UGA Peanut Team across the state of Georgia.
Percentage of time15 Duties/Responsibilities Duties/Responsibilities Deliver educational presentations to clientele at field days, Extension grower meetings, and in one on one sessions.
Percentage of time10Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you possess a valid driver's license? No Response No Yes Applicant Documents Required Documents Resume/CV Optional Documents Cover Letter