Wheat Farm Operations Administrator at Purdue University

The Small Grains Breeding Program at Purdue University is seeking to fill a grant-funded Wheat Farm Operations Administrator for the execution of field experiments, greenhouses, crop protection, data collection, and harvest. As a member of an educational and public breeding program, the incumbent will be committed to maintain a welcoming and diverse work environment. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:
* Preparing seed package for planting at ACRE and off-site locations
* Maintaining pathogen cultures
* Producing inoculum, and setting up misting system for Fusarium head blight (FHB) experiments in the field
* Organizing seed and chemical inventory and producing database of field, genotype data, and pedigrees
* Producing and shipping plant specimen and seed samples to plant genotyping and mycotoxin measurement laboratories
* Assisting with and enabling operations of graduate and undergraduate student research

This position has a limited duration through May 2020 with continuation dependent upon additional funding and satisfactory performance.
Required:
* Bachelor's degree in plant breeding, horticulture, agronomy, plant biology, or a related plant sciences field
* 2 years’ experience in classical plant breeding
* Significant coordination with ACRE (Agronomy Center for Research and Education) superintendent and Lily greenhouses management team
* Obtain and maintain germplasm and pathogen permits for USDA-APHIS
* Obtain and maintain CDL license
* High level of communication
* Ability to safely lift up to 30 pounds

Preferred:
* Wheat breeding

Additional Information:
* Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
* A background check will be required for employment in this position
* FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
* Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
* Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

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Time remaining: 48%
14/10/2019 (2 months)