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    This position is located in the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory, Agricultural Systems Research Unit (ASRU), located in Sidney, MT.

    The mission of the ASRU is to develop diversified irrigated and dryland cropping systems that enhance soil and water quality, conserve natural resources, and reduce dependence on agrochemicals in the Upper Missouri River Basin and the nation.

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    The incumbent of this position will participate as a team member with the scientist in all phases of the research process and assumes full technical and operational responsibility for specific phases of the research. Provides input into the initial planning of experiments.

    Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

    • Collecting and evaluating soil and plant samples.
    • Searching for literature for new procedures or techniques to use in the laboratory, field, or computing environment.
    • Keeping exact and detailed records of data obtained from experiments.
    • Tabulating and statistically analyzing data using personal computers.
    • Maintaining and modifying laboratory equipment and automated collection systems used for test and evaluation procedures.
    • Adapting and developing new techniques or procedures to satisfy the needs of an agronomic research project.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519328100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.