The primary responsibility for this position will be to assist the Nutrient Management Researcher in maintaining several agricultural edge-of-field water quality research projects. This will involve sample collection, site maintenance, laboratory analysis, data management, and coordination of technicians and graduate students to ensure projects are managed in accordance with the research objectives. Strong communication skills are essential in order to work collaboratively with technicians and students, as well as to coordinate field activities with Miner Institute’s field crops team. There will be opportunities to assist with additional agronomic and environmental research projects, as well as provide support to undergraduate educational programs and various outreach events held throughout the year.
The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with research, education, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York. Visit www.whminer.org for more information. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Duties Project planning and preparation for research primarily in the areas of agronomy, soil and water quality Manage research field sites (including maintenance of monitoring and sampling equipment) and sample collection, preparation, and analysis Develop research protocols for agronomy, soil and water quality research Coordinate and manage technical staff to achieve research objectives (in collaboration with the Nutrient Management Researcher) Data entry and summarization using software programs such as Microsoft Excel Data analysis using statistical software programs Proposal and report writing Instruction and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students Additional duties as assigned by the Nutrient Management Researcher and Director of Research Qualifications Must have strong oral and written communication skills and ability to interact cooperatively with coworkers Flexibility to adjust to the changing priorities of a research institute Ability to multi-task while being detail-oriented Must have the ability and motivation to work independently and to work flexible hours to accommodate research needs M.S. degree in the plant/soil sciences or environmental sciences is preferred Experience working in an agricultural setting preferred
Additional Salary Information: Miner Institute offers a generous benefits package including an employer-funded retirement plan, paid time off, health insurance and more.
About Miner Institute
Miner Institute conducts integrated, cutting-edge education, research, and demonstration programs that optimize the biological and economic relationships among forage-crop production, dairy and equine management, and environmental stewardship.
Since its creation in 1951, the principal function is the economic improvement of agricultural operations through research, education, and demonstration. Miner Institute conducts research programs that apply basic science to contemporary problems confronting the dairy and equine industries. Our areas of focus include the crop-animal-environment interface, milk analysis as a herd management tool, cow comfort and behavior, and equine reproductive management.