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Part-Time Student-Research Specialist-Champaign IL

Date: Jan 31, 2023

Location: Champaign, Illinois, US

Company: John Deere

There are over 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we're all about at John Deere. And it's why we're investing in our people and our technology like never before! Here the world's brightest minds are tackling the world's biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we'll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois  - Champaign  
Function: Product Engineering
Title: Part-Time Student-Research Specialist-Champaign IL - 90553
Onsite/Remote:Onsite Position

 This position will be located at the Research Park on the University Of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus in Champaign, Illinois.


The Part-Time Student Program is primarily designed to augment the Company’s regular full-time staff and is for students who work in parallel to their school schedule YEAR-ROUND.

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


Click Here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


The terms of the applicable benefit plans, and all company actions administering or interpreting these plans, continue to control. Deere & Company reserves the right to suspend, amend, modify, or terminate the Plan(s) in any manner at any time, including the right to modify or eliminate any cost-sharing between the company and participants. Changes, which can be made at any time, are made by action of the company's board of directors, or to the extent authorized by resolution of its board of directors, or by the Deere & Company Compensation Committee. In the event of a conflict between the language of the official Plan Documents and this document, the language of the official Plan Documents will control.



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