The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Laboratory Research Assistant II

Hiring department Intb-PI-Juenger
Monthly salary $2,166+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Posting number 17-11-13-01-4481
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 6 months after initial start date. Position is renewable contingent on work performance and continued funding. The position is located at Texas A and M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Overton in Overton, TX with the collaborator, Dr. Francis Rouquette.

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


The Research Assistant will work on experiments studying switchgrass ecology, physiology and genomics.

Essential Functions

Assist in the establishment, maintenance, and completion of switchgrass field experiments. 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. Lab processing of fields samples and greenhouse work.

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, including assisting in other experiments conducted by collaborating researchers. General lab tasks and routine equipment maintenance.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. This position requires an independent, organized, and motivated individual with demonstrated research skills. Six months to a year of experience in a related field. Class C Operators Drivers License. Applicant selected must provide a current three-year Driving Record from their current state of residence. If not currently a resident of Texas, must obtain a Texas State Drivers 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

BA or BS in ecology, biology, agronomy, or other related field and previous experience with field research. Experience in 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

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