The University of Nebraska-Lincoln Soybean Breeding Program is a publically funded research organization focused on research related to soybean variety development. The program conducts field trials on over thirteen Nebraska production environments along with winter nurseries in Chile and Puerto Rico. Multiple regional and national soybean germplasm evaluation projects are also coordinated within the program.
We are searching for individuals interested in gaining hands-on and top-level experience in the field of soybean breeding and genetics during the fall 2020 semester. Successful candidates will assist research technologists and graduate students in technical aspects related to field trial evaluation experiments. Duties typically include but are not limited to the following tasks:
· Field trial seed preparation and packaging
· Early generation plot harvest
· Early generation plot threshing and cleaning
· Field trial plot maintenance and irrigation
· Protein and oil composition analysis
· Agronomic note taking and data entry
No experience is needed but an interest in plant breeding, agronomy, plant biology and/or related topics preferred. The following abilities are required:
· Ability to work in a variety of settings including field conditions where temperature and humidity may be unfavorable.
· Ability to work multiple 3 hour+ time slots from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday required for part time employment during academic year
· Ability to work 2 or 3 Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. between Oct 1-Nov 15th.
Starting pay is determined by academic standing with $9.50 / hour the base rate for a freshman standing candidate.