Texas A&M AgriLife

Beaumont, Texas

Job Type Full Time


· Provide primary support to the Professor for Soil and Crop Nutrient Management (Beaumont, TX) in the design, establishment, execution, and interpretation of rice experiments and field trials; keep detailed records of associated field operations and data.

· Manage threshing and inventory of seed for the rice nutrient management program; travel to Eagle Lake rice research station and on-farm trial locations to coordinate planting/data collection/harvest; ensure seed packaging and preparation are correct for planting.

· Conduct and/or supervise field operations including but not limited to driving motor vehicles, tractors, combines and completing tasks including planting, fertilizing, applying pesticides and herbicides, and harvesting research plots and on-farm trials.

· Use computers and technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results; summarize results for inclusion in scientific and clientele-oriented publications.

· Facilitate the planning and execution of UAS-based, image-acquisition missions by FAA-licensed flight teams over research plots devoted to the nutrient management program.

· Supervise junior- and mid-level technical support staff, graduate students, and/or undergraduate students, as assigned.

· preparation of manuscripts for publication.

· Prepare and write proposals to funding agencies; maintain financial records related to research projects.

· Coordinate use of shared equipment with other researchers and with farm superintendents. Serve on appropriate committees of Texas A&M AgriLife Research-Beaumont, as assigned.

· Specify and acquire necessary parts, equipment, materials, and supplies; install, operate, and repair research equipment.

· Use presentation graphics and multimedia to develop presentations and documents in support of faculty supervisors.

· Write research reports and make oral presentations.

· Perform other, related duties as assigned.


The incumbent will report to the Professor for Soil and Crop Nutrient Management who will retain primary responsibility for technical guidance, project scheduling, and performance review. The incumbent will supervise graduate students, undergraduate student workers, and junior- and mid-level technical support staff who will assist in the rice agronomy research programs.

Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience:

-Bachelor’s degree in relevant field
-Two years of related professional experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment
-Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

Preferred Education

A Ph.D. degree in Agronomy, Soil Science, Environmental Science, Crop Science or closely related field.

Preferred Experience

Four years of professional experience in agricultural or biological research, preferably in nutrient management.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Familiarity with appropriate technical equipment; ability to use a computer and software effectively to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data, and perform other computer-related tasks, including competence in one or more modern programming languages; ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.

Other Requirements

Work beyond normal business hours and/or work on weekends


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Category Agronomy