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Position Announcement: Researcher

Job Description:
The John Deere Technology Innovation Center (JDTIC), located at Research Park on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, is seeking a qualified graduate student to join our team as a dedicated agronomy researcher. This role will consist of using agronomic literature, both scientific and popular press, to develop business opportunities. The focus will be on synthesis of agronomic literature to develop innovative solutions for our customers.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
• Library & Information Sciences
• Crop Sciences
• Agricultural Engineering

What you will do:
• Research and organize literature on agricultural topics.
• Synthesize literature into meaningful summaries.
• Engage in active research projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
• Perform other business or technology related research on an as-needed basis.

Educational/Experience Requirements:
• Pursuing graduate degree in information sciences, an agricultural discipline such as crop sciences or agricultural engineering, or other relevant graduate program.
• Coursework/experience with conducting literature reviews.
• Ability to use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) to document and communicate results.
• Demonstrated strong work ethic and high quality work.
• Ability to work autonomously and in a team environment.
• Good communication skills and enthusiasm to learn new topics.

Salary and Benefits:
Pay rate commensurate with experience.
This is a full-time summer position (40 hrs/week) and part-time semester position (16-20 hrs/week).
All work will be performed at JDTIC in Research Park.

About Us: More information about John Deere can be found at

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