Research Specialist, Variety Testing and Agroecology Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee Location: Knoxville, TN
The Research Specialist is responsible for the following within the variety testing and agroecology program: design, execution, and management of research projects, analysis and reporting of results through both written and oral presentations, supervision and collaboration with program personnel (employees and students), logistics of daily technical operations including coordination and allocation of equipment and personnel resources. This job requires travel to outlying locations (10-15%).
The University of Tennessee is a land grant university with an enrollment of over 27,800. The Plant Sciences Department is located on the Agricultural Campus with lab facilities, greenhouse space, and nearby field space to support active production research. The University of Tennessee also has ten research and education centers which facilitate statewide agricultural research.
Knoxville, Tennessee is a vibrant community, with a population of approximately 183,270. This community boasts a thriving music and arts scene, along with plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventures in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Useful web sites to learn more about the University of Tennessee and the city of Knoxville: The University of Tennessee: www.utk.edu Department of Plant Sciences: www.plantsciences.utk.edu UT Agronomic Variety Trials: www.varietytrials.tennessee.edu UT Crops: www.utcrops.com
Salary: Commensurate with training and experience Benefits: Retirement, sick, and annual leave; group health, life and accident insurance, tuition
Internal Number: 205147
About Institute of Agriculture
The Institute’s four major units are the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the College of Veterinary Medicine, UT AgResearch and UT Extension. The Institute contributes to improving the quality of lives and enhancing the agricultural, economic, environmental and social well-being of Tennessee. Our clientele include students, families, farmers, 4-Hers, agribusiness and the general public.
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