The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

 
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Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant

Hiring department Intb-PI-Juenger
Monthly salary $2,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-10-05-01-4222
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Non-exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Texas, not Austin
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Position will end one year after initial start date. Possible extensions based on job performance, progress towards research goals and new funding acquisition. This position will be stationed at the USDA-ARS Grassland, Soil and Water Research Lab., Temple, TX and will involve travel to multiple field locations. http://www.ars.usda.gov/spa/gswrl/pfay.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information

Purpose

The research assistant will work on experiments studying switchgrass ecology, physiology, and genomics. The position will involve a combination of plant propagation and greenhouse work, the completion of field experiments, and lab processing of field samples.

Essential Functions

Assist in the establishment, maintenance, and completion of switchgrass field experiments at multiple field locations. T Assist in the collection, processing, and analysis of plant samples harvested from field experiments. Utilize a variety of scientific instruments to collect data from field experiments. General lab tasks and routine equipment maintenance.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

BA or BS degree in ecology, biology, agronomy, or related field. Must have passed laboratory or research skills courses related to degree. Must possess an independent, organized, and motivated attitude. Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with field research. Experience including plant propagation, field plot establishment and maintenance, plant physiological measurements, such as leaf gas exchange, light interception, tissue characterization, and sample preparation for nutrient analysis are preferred skills. Familiarity with data logger programming and operation is also desirable.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions May work in extreme temperatures May work around standard office conditions May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving Field work may require lifting and moving supplies/equipment weighing 50 pounds.

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