Jefferson City, Missouri
Employment opportunities at Lincoln University for the 2013 summer.
The Lincoln University (LU) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program strongly supports sustainable and organic agriculture by advocating to farmers the need to understand both the USDA National Organic Program and IPM for effective pest management in organic systems. The LU IPM program is hiring two casual employees to support entomological research from 1 March to 15 August, 2013. During March/April, 2013, the successful candidates will learn about sustainable / organic agriculture as well as concepts and applications of IPM and Entomology and will also produce experimental plants in the greenhouse. During the summer months they will be responsible for executing research activities at the LU research (Busby) farm and will also travel to organic farms to support on-farm research thus providing technical support to organic farmers while getting hands-on experience in organic farming and organic pest management.
After the period of the appointment there will be an opening for one person for either, a Masters Degree in Agriculture (Lincoln University is trying to offer this new MS program in the fall 2013) or in Environmental Science (if the MS in Agriculture is not available for the fall), or continuation with full-time employment for one additional year with benefits.
Period of Appointment: 1 March to August 15, 2013.
Location: Lincoln University campus and Organic Research Farm both located in Jefferson City, MO, and organic farms located in Jamestown, Marshal, and Columbia, MO.
Type of Appointment: Casual
Salary: Commensurate according to qualifications and experience.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor degree in entomology, agriculture, biology, horticulture, or related fields by May 2013. Demonstrated organizational skills. Self motivated, detail oriented and innovative. Knowledge of farming, vegetable crops entomology and experience with MS Excel is desirable. Must have a valid driver’s license.
To apply: Provide resume, one application letter detailing the reasons for applying for this job, professional / academic / farm aspirations, and the contact information of three persons who can provide references.