1+ months
Job Title Scientist I
Requisition Number RE22966
Working Title Water Quality Technician
Department Name 81060:PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES
Work Location Princeton, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting objects up to 50 lbs, bending, squatting, sitting for long periods of time, exposure to temperature extremes when working outdoors, walking through rough and wet terrain. Regular job-related travel.


Typically Monday through Friday; 8:00am to 5:00pm. (40 hours per week.) Additional hours may be needed due to work demands.

Job Summary

The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment department of Plant & Soil Sciences is seeking a Scientist I for an exciting full-time, two-year field position in Western Kentucky.
The successful candidate will perform field and office tasks under the direction of a Kentucky Geological Survey hydrogeologist and will be stationed in the newly renovated University of Kentucky Research and Education Center in Princeton, KY. The successful candidate will have the field experience, training and/or education & mechanical skills necessary to collect runoff quantity data, precipitation data and surface runoff water quality samples; operate and maintain precipitation, water quality & quantity sampling equipment, operate four-wheel drive trucks, all-terrain vehicles; develop weekly reports; able to lift up to 50 pounds; have a valid driver’s license; and be a team player. Candidate must have the ability to problem solve and be self-motivated. Specific skills/needs of the job will be taught on site. Some overnight travel will be required.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

GPS; MS Excel, MS Word or similar software; ESRI GIS; Mac OS; PC OS

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer BS of Science with 2 years field experience (farm background, geology or forestry field course, internship or outdoor field education experience, etc.)

Driver’s license preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/31/2020
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2020-04-17 Expires: 2020-06-10

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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