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Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA: Like the state it calls home, The University of Texas at Austin is a bold, ambitious leader. Ranked among the biggest and best research universities in the country, UT Austin is home to more than 51,000 students and 3,000 teaching faculty. Together we are working to change the world through groundbreaking research and cutting-edge teaching and learning techniques. Here, tradition and innovation blend seamlessly to provide students with a robust collegiate experience. Amid the backdrop of Austin, Texas, a city recognized for its creative and entrepreneurial spirit, the university provides a place to explore countless opportunities for tomorrow’s artists, scientists, athletes, doctors, entrepreneurs and engineers. Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

Research Engineering/ Scientist Assistant
Hiring department: Intb-PI-Juenger

Monthly salary: $2,166+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week: 40.00 Variable

Posting number: 17-04-20-01-4222

Job Status: Open

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date: 05/01/2017

Position Duration: Funding expected to continue

Position: open to all applicants

Location: Texas, not Austin

Number of vacancies: 1

Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

General Notes
Position will end 6 months 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. 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. Collect, maintain and analyze research data. Maintain physical structures associated with switchgrass experiments. Assist in the curation, distribution and analysis of data arising from research.

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

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in plant propagation, field plot establishment and maintenance, plant physiological measurements, such as leaf gas exchange, light interception, tissue

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.

Ecology Research Engineer/Scientist Assistant Job Position @ UT Austin USA

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