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Agricultural Research Center – Hays

Employment Opportunities


Position Title: Research Technician

Location:  Hays, Kansas

Responsibilities:  The field crops entomology project at the Agricultural Research Center in Hays, KS, invites applications for a full-time research technician position.  Duties will include growing plants in a greenhouse, collecting insects from the field, maintaining insect colonies in the laboratory, collecting and compiling data from experiments, and assisting with some agronomic activities in field experiments.  The suitable candidate will be motivated by scientific curiosity, possess a versatile skill set, be willing to learn new techniques, and demonstrate independent capability in task accomplishment.  A flexible work schedule will be required with some weekend hours.  This is an entry level, term position with the possibility of reappointment for multiple years, depending on performance and the availability of funding.

Required Qualifications:  High School diploma, 1-2 years work experience

Preferred:  B.Sc. in a biological discipline, some experience working in a laboratory setting, some coursework in entomology or a closely related discipline, experience rearing and working with live insects.

Compensation:   $30,000 per annum with benefits

How to Apply: Applicants should apply online at:  http://careers.k-state.edu/cw/en-us/job/502756/research-technician

Please include a letter of interest, academic transcripts, and names and contact information of three references.  Review of applications will begin on December 15, but applications will be accepted until a suitable applicant is identified. 

Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Background check is required. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment.  



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