Student Job Board

Student Job & Opportunity Board

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This page collects an assortment of job postings from faculty and staff of the Agronomy Department, as well as a number of opportunities for students post-graduation. You can also find scholarships and grants being offered to students.

These opportunities are intended for Agronomy students, but other related majors are considered. Jobs may be long or short-term depending on the work they entail.

If you are interested in one of these opportunities, please reach out to the contact listed in the post.

View even more College of Agriculture student employment opportunities here.

 

 USDA Summer Internship Positions

USDA Summer Internship Positions

USDA
Posted 2/4/2024

Biological Science Aid  /  Hydrologic Technician  /  Engineering Aid

Salary: Starting at $16.35/hour

Period: May 13, 2024 - August 16, 2024

Duty Location: West Lafayette, IN - National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory (NSERL)

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 Pathway Internships

Pathway Internships

NRCS - USDA
Posted 2/6/2024 - Closes 2/20/2024

Student Trainee (Engineering)

Salary: $34,803 - $45,982 per year

Duties:

  • Performs a variety of survey work to develop topographic, cross section, profile, and other types of duty for use by a professional engineer.
  • Operates and is trained in the operation of engineering instruments such as an engineer's level, hand level, laser level, total station, data collector, and GPS.
  • Operates a personal computer to process data, organize data, type design reports, estimate costs, calculate material quantities, and perform simple hydrology and hydraulic calculations
  • Assists with construction inspection and layout for conservation structures for adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Assists technicians in evaluating the needs and feasibility of proposed conservation projects.

 

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Student Trainee (Soil Conservation)

Salary: $34,803 - $45,982 per year

Duties:

  • This position is designed to provide a career-oriented introduction to the background, philosophy, concepts, and scope of the NRCS Soil Conservation Management Programs and a practical understanding of the policies of the employing organization.
  • Assists in program and conservation planning for a variety of soil and water practices such as terraces, diversions, waterways, farm drainage systems, and others.
  • Learns to perform surveys and set construction stakes for a variety of practices. May operate rod or chain or other specialized instruments to lay out simple practices.
  • Assignments are developmental in nature and, in conjunction with formal education, the Intern will gain the necessary competencies leading to conversion to a permanent professional position in Soil Conservation.
  • Work assignments are selected to ensure that the Intern receives on-the-job training and exposure to one or more program functions.
  • Receives training in the principles, concepts, work processes, and regulations of one or more functional areas of Soil Conservation and Biological Sciences.
  • As training advances and proficiency is demonstrated, work assignment are increasingly more demanding, and are designed to provide experience in a variety of activities.
  • On a scheduled basis, following the Pathways Participant Agreement, receives assignments in various Soil Conservation and Biological Sciences functions.
  • Receives formal and on-the-job training in OPM, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resource Conservation Service policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
  • Is instructed on the use of personal computers, and file and data management.

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 Crop Phenotyping Scientist (PhD / Post Doc level)

Crop Phenotyping Scientist (PhD / Post Doc level)

Inari
Posted 1/17/2024
  • Plan, coordinate and execute a variety of row crop phenotyping experiments, both in the field and in controlled environments, encompassing morphological, physiological, and molecular measurements, as an integral member of a cross-functional Inari Science and Product Phenotyping team.
  • Foster cross-functional relationships with project leads and operational personnel across Inari’s Science and Product Development departments to deliver phenotypic data and analysis that is timely and pertinent to all stakeholders.
  • Refine, implement, and scale manual as well as image-based phenotyping workflows.
  • Supervise and direct seasonal staff to ensure the successful completion of experiments that are aligned with annual project objectives.
  • Advance a culture of standardized and traceable data acquisition, procedures and documentation.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate through comprehensive technical reports and articulate oral presentations to a variety of different audiences.
  • Play an active and collaborative role in the advancement of high-throughput phenotyping methods by contributing innovative ideas and methodologies.
  • Communicate and coordinate with a local team as well as key stakeholders in multiple locations.
  • Model behaviors consistent with the highest safety culture.

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 Phenotyping Research Associate (BS / MS level)

Phenotyping Research Associate (BS / MS level)

Inari
Posted 1/17/2024
  • Execute a variety of phenotyping experiments, both in controlled environments and in the field, encompassing morphological, physiological, and molecular plant measurements, as an integral member of a collaborative Science and Product Phenotyping team.
  • Foster cross-functional relationships with project leads and operational personnel across Inari’s Science and Product Development departments to deliver phenotypic data that is timely and pertinent to all stakeholders.
  • Supervise and direct seasonal staff to align with the annual project objectives and ensure the successful completion of experiments.
  • Refine, implement, and scale both manual and image-based phenotyping workflows, emphasizing consistent documentation practices to standardize equipment use and procedures.
  • Clearly and effectively communicate phenotypic results through comprehensive technical reports and articulate oral presentations.
  • Play an active role in the advancement of high-throughput phenotyping methods, contributing innovative ideas and methodologies.

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 Doctoral & Masters Research Assistantship in Geoinformatics and Soil

Doctoral & Masters Research Assistantship in Geoinformatics and Soil

GEMS Lab - Purdue University Department of Agronomy
Posted 1/8/2024

Successful applicants will join the Geoinformatics, Ecosystem Management & Soil Sustainability (GEMS) lab, led by Dr. Sidd Paul, to conduct geospatial research related to soil health, agroecosystem sustainability, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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 Agronomy Branch Manager

Agronomy Branch Manager

AgBest Cooperative Inc.
Posted 11/27/2023

AgBest is currently searching for a well-qualified Agronomy Branch Manager who is a dedicated professional able to lead an established and profitable Agronomy Center located in Hartford City, Indiana.

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