Research Station Manager
Research station managers work in a leadership role for the management of research stations that are used for outdoor scientific investigation, data analysis and experimentation. Areas of research can include animal agriculture, plant breeding, research, crop/seed production and product development. They also host events for farmers, consumers and government officials for educational and promotional purposes.
What Responsibilities Will I Have?
- Manage all daily aspects of research station operations
- Provide procedures for collection, classification and preservation of samples
- Set policy for experimental procedures, testing, analysis and monitoring processes
- Supervise research trials and projects to achieve validated research data
- Prepare annual forecasts, budgets and other business plans
- Control costs in line with budget expectations
- Ensure compliance to safety and environmental regulations
- Be responsible for facility and equipment maintenance and repair
- Supervise, train and schedule staff
- Plan space for research plots and experiments
- Host educational events for farmers, consumers and government officials
- Ensure maintenance of equipment and facilities in support of all programs
- Ensure maintenance of all research, planting, harvesting and seed-cleaning equipment
Recommended High School Courses:
- agricultural education
- computer skills
A bachelor’s degree in agriculture, horticulture, crop science, soil science or animal science is required.