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Scientist I - 3172

Ames, IA

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Scientist I - 3172
Classification Information
University Title
Scientist I - 3172
Pay Grade
Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment
P - P&S
Job Category
Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency
Posting Details
Posting Number
Working Title
Scientist I (Ag Machinery Technology & Crop Production Systems)
Advertised Employing Department
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Appointment Type
Professional & Scientific - Term
Proposed Start Date
Negotiated with the candidate.
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
One year after start date
Number of Months Employed Per Year
Full or Part Time
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital Agriculture Innovations Team within the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is seeking qualified candidates for a Scientist I position. This position will lead an active research program focused on agricultural machinery technology and crop production systems.
This position will utilize engineering and statistical design skills to design, implement, and evaluate results from complex research focused on soil-machine interactions and job quality in corn production systems. The candidate will be expected to develop research funding proposals, generate sponsor research reports, and publish results in peer reviewed journals.
The successful candidate will be a motivated, self-starter and have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment made up of staff and graduate students. The candidate will possess excellent organizational and communication skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to balance and prioritize tasks. The candidate will develop project timelines, meet project cost criteria, produce exceptional results, and maintain a safe working environment. Flexible scheduling during peak project periods is expected.
This position is part of the ISU Digital Agriculture Innovation Team ( This team of professional staff and graduate students work closely with agricultural industry partners to develop innovative technology solutions for agriculture. The team has a strong innovation record with over 25 patents and licensed technologies. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of confidentiality, integrity, and ethics.
About **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. and the Ames Community
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and Experience
Ph.D. or other professional degree and 5 years of related experience.
Supplemental Required Education and Experience
Agricultural experience associated with row crop production.
Preferred Education and Experience
PhD in Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering or similar field.
Experience serving as investigator on research grants.
Experience publishing peer reviewed journal articles.
Experience leading complex research projects focused on soil-machine interaction and plant development.
Experience with guiding both engineering and agronomic science research.
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
All accrued vacation must be taken during the term of this appointment. Any unused vacation will be forfeited.
Term position with the possibility of renewal.
The guaranteed consideration date has been extended.
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Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
4) Statement of Career GoalsIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email **** or **** or ****.
Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date
Pre-Employment Screening
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.
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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email ****.
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