has and exciting opportunity for a
Huron, South Dakota
. This position will be responsible for the implementation of the breeding and testing of corn in an efficient and safe manner. The Research Technician will apply a general science skillset; provide field plot design assistance, interpersonal skills, contract writing expertise, vendor approval experience, payroll expertise, and seasonal employee supervision. All actions will be conducted in a fair and safe manner.
Ensure that DAS EH&S, DOT and station regulations and policies are enforced.
Supervise and plan out duties for part-time positions at the Huron, South Dakota site to implement the breeding and testing plan of work in the most efficient and safe manner.
Collaborate with other research stations within DAS to exchange ideas, plots, data and other items to maximize performance of the team.
Conduct various field research activities, including but not limited to: assist in coordinating breeding efforts in summer and winter nurseries, manage disease screening nurseries, drought screening trials, marker assisted breeding nurseries, establish working relationships with grower cooperators, planting, note-taking, harvesting, data analysis, reporting, and sample shipping.
Travel to outlying stations and winter nursery facilities as needed.
Primary supervisor for all yield trial activities.
Active participant of Huron Research Team and attend all safety meetings when on-site.
Lead administrative activities, including but not limited to: payroll, vendor approval, work order requests, and PO creation.
Travel to outlying trial locations and other Research Stations and Laboratories as needed.
Some overnight travel (approximately 2 months out of the year)and overtime hours including weekends will be required.
Valid United States Driver’s license.
Strong interpersonal effectiveness, personal leadership, and organization skills are required to successfully lead yield trial research activities.
Ability to take initiative and work effectively on teams is critical.
Ability to work longer hours during the field planting, pollination, and harvest season.
Must have enthusiasm and aptitude for learning and continuous improvement of critical research activities and have well developed computer skills.
Must have safety as a priority.
Following established EH&S procedures and using proper PPE is a requirement
High school diploma with 1 year experience in agricultural research
AA/BS degree in agriculture
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