UNIV OF NE WEST CENT RESEARCH & EXTENSION

402 WEST STATE FARM RD
NORTH PLATTE , NE
https://www.unl.edu/

Communications/Research Associate #S_190951

UNIV OF NE WEST CENT RESEARCH & EXTENSION
NORTH PLATTE, NE Temporary
Posted on October 1, 2019

Communications/Research Associate (Temporary): North Platte, NE

Position Information

Working Title: Communications/Research Associate (Temporary): North Platte, NE
Department: West Central Rsch & Ext Center-0944
Requisition Number: S_190951
Posting Open Date: 09/24/2019
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 10/11/2019
Posting Close Date: 
Open Until Filled: Yes

Description of Work
Write, develop, and prepare extension publications, presentations, etc. Utilize social media to disseminate programs. Maintain web site(s). Organize meetings as well as methods of delivery. Oversee and lead data collection and computer data entry for beef cow nutrition and range beef systems research located at Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (Whitman, NE), West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory (Brule, NE), and the West Central Research and Extension Center (North Platte, NE). Create spreadsheets of cow, calf, and yearling data for UNL faculty and graduate students. Conduct the economic analysis of agricultural data from a raw data set to categorize and develop parameters and methodology to evaluate data. Maintain records of field research and data by updating collected data from multiple harvest seasons to identify and analyze trends and/or anomalies beginning to form. From these data sets, prepare summaries for review and/or inclusion in manuscripts, abstracts, and/or research journals and proceedings.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees’ differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree plus one year of communications related experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience must demonstrate ability to write effectively. Word processing and spreadsheet software program skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, agricultural economics, economics, statistics, business, agriculture, crop science, animal science, agronomy, computer or information science, or similar field. Project management experience. Statistical analysis and presentation software program skills. Familiarity with current local, regional, and national agronomic practices, research procedures, methodologies, and theories.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required: Yes
Physical Required: No
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances: No
Criminal History Background Check Required: Yes
Posted Salary: $19.00/hour minimum

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact Please call Human Resources at 402-472-3101

Job Category (old): Office/Service
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5): Some extended and irregular hours.
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding: Yes
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