Part Time Research Specialist – John Deere

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Posted: 1.23.23

Part Time Research Specialist – John Deere

John Deere

Your Responsibilities

As a Part-Time Student-Research Specialist for John Deere’s ISG (Intelligent Solutions Group) located at the Research Park-John Deere Technology Innovation Center (JDTIC) in Champaign, Illinois, you will conduct research for a wide variety of business and engineering/technical/agronomy needs. You will utilize business databases and publicly available resources to research companies, technologies, and business issues. You will synthesize this information and present it in professional reports or PowerPoint presentations. All work will be performed at JDTIC in Champaign’s Research Park.

What Skills You Need

  • Ideally you will be enrolled in a Master’s program in Library & Information Science, Business, Communication, Agricultural Sciences or related field; others may apply
  • Must be registered as a full-time student at a local university
  • Ideal graduation date of May 2023 or later
  • Cumulative GPA 2.8 or above
  • Available to work 16-20 hours/week during the academic year
  • Available to work 35-40 hours/week during the summer semester
  • Must be able to commute to the work location in Champaign, Illinois, on a daily basis year-round
  • Advanced search techniques to find information resources and the ability to evaluate these sources for validity and relevance
  • Ability to synthesize information and present it in formal reports that are well-written and visually appealing
  • Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to learn advanced topics
  • Ability to work autonomously while providing regular updates to team members

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Experience using business databases (D&B Hoovers, PrivCo, etc)
  • Experience using agriculture, science, and technology databases (IEEE, Web of Science, etc)
  • Experience with patent searching and intellectual property issues
  • Knowledge of technology standards (ANSI, ASTM, SAE, etc)
  • Knowledge of the agriculture or construction industry

What You’ll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go while working in an inclusive team environment. Here, you’ll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. Additionally, we offer a comprehensive reward package to help you get started on your new career path, including:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Highly competitive base pay and performance bonuses
  • Savings & Retirement benefits (401K and Defined Benefit Pension)
  • Healthcare benefits with a generous company contribution in the Health Savings Account
  • Adoption assistance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition assistance
  • Fitness subsidies and on-site gyms at specific Deere locations
  • Charitable contribution match
  • Employee Purchase Plan & numerous discount programs for personal use

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