The Juenger Lab in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full time field research assistant to be based out of Oklahoma State University located in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Juenger laboratory runs a large continental scale research program with multiple employees across several states. This position will be involved in ongoing DOE funded research exploring the genetic basis of abiotic stress tolerance, growth architecture, and biofuel characteristics of the perennial grass switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). The position will involve a combination of the collecting data from field experiments using established protocols, digital data organization and sharing, maintenance of plant populations in the field, and lab processing of field samples. The research assistant will communicate regularly with the project leader and other team members across the project via conference calls and online work-flow organization platforms; as well as work closely with an established laboratory at Oklahoma State University on various local site tasks. Candidates should be familiar with plant science, able to conduct field work in varying weather conditions, able to function independently and be able to communicate effectively with multiple other researchers and institutions.
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.