Research Associate – Crop Production Economics and Outreach
Montana State University - Department of Research Centers
March 14, 2018
19200.00 - 24000.00
Part Time - Professional
This 0.6 FTE position provides support to the cropping systems program at the Central Agricultural Research Center. The successful candidate will develop crop enterprise budgets and other tools that can be used in economic analyses of contrasting cropping systems at the center. In addition, the incumbent will assist in the development and submission of applications to USDA-NIFA, WSARE, and other public and private grant-funding agencies, and in education and outreach efforts using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. In spring (April-May) and late-summer/early fall (September-October), the incumbent will assist in the planting and harvesting of crops in field experiments. The incumbent must be able to work without close supervision and cooperatively with co-workers, be self-motivated with excellent analytical skills, and have an ability to supervise temporary and/or part-time employees, as well as full-time classified staff. Some in-state travel will be required. A full vacancy description and on-line application can be accessed at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/11579.
Required Qualifications: 1. M.S. in agricultural economics or a closely aligned field with research experience. 2. Expertise using social media (e.g, Facebook) as a professional outreach/education platform. 3. Experience in the preparation and submission of grant applications using grants.gov. 4. Experience in operating tractors, planters, harvesters, and other farm equipment.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Internal Number: STAFF - VA - 18233
About Montana State University - Department of Research Centers
The Central Agricultural Research Center is one of seven off-campus research centers in the Department of Research Centers at Montana State University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, Veterans/Disabled. The research center consists of 600 dryland acres and is well-equipped with modern field plot equipment, laboratory equipment, and facilities. The research center is located 70 miles southeast of Great Falls and 30 miles west of Lewistown. Excellent outdoor recreational opportunities exist within a close distance of the center.