The Research Specialist will assist the Principal Investigator as part of the barley agronomy research and extension program, and will conduct laboratory, greenhouse, and field experiments focused on plant-soil-water-atmosphere interactions. The position will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the barley agronomy lab. Duty activities include planting, maintaining, and harvesting field plots and greenhouse experiments; evaluating field and greenhouse-grown experiments; preparing seed for planting; post-harvest seed processing; data entry, management and analysis using statistical software; preparing research reports; and presenting research results at local, regional, and national meetings. Regional travel will be required to maintain and evaluate field trials. The Research Specialist will also contribute to the team effort by contributing ideas for the general plan of the research and extension program, preparing written and oral reports, contributing to refereed journal articles, training and supervision of hourly employees, assisting graduate students with projects, maintaining stocks of supplies, photographing experiments, and performing miscellaneous clerical duties.
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