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Visiting Research Specialist

Urbana, IL Job ID: 1420297


College of Agricultural, Consumer

and Environmental Sciences

Department of Agricultural and

Consumer Economics

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research (Soybean Innovation Lab, SIL) is the United States Agency for International Development’s only comprehensive program dedicated to soybean research for development and has a current funding portfolio of $16M. The Soybean Innovation Lab is building a foundation for soybean production in Africa by developing the knowledge, innovation, and technologies to enable successful soybean production. As part of the Feed the Future initiative, the Soybean Innovation Lab works to reduce global poverty and hunger by accelerating growth in the agriculture sector through improvements in agricultural productivity among smallholder farmers. SIL has research partnerships with multiple government and private agencies globally.

The Soybean Innovation Lab “SIL” seeks a Visiting Research Specialist to conduct and manage research efforts and track the project’s performance. Actively participate in research meetings along with the three core partner institutions, manage internal and external communications with research partners in the U.S. and Africa, and support the project’s research communication efforts.

Bachelor's Degree in Agriculture, Management or Related Field is required. This position is a 100% twelve-month, professional appointment. All application materials (resume, cover letter, and references) must be submitted by

November 22, 2019. To view the full description, qualifications and to submit an application, please visit:

For any questions, please contact Melissa Warmbier at The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit

University of Illinois

Location: Urbana, IL

Category: General