Lab Manager, University of Florida, Davie, FL

Agency
University of Florida
Location
Davie, FL
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
n/a
Last Date to Apply
11/30/2021
Description
The Qiu Lab of “Landscape Ecology and Sustainability Science” (http://jiangxiaoqiu.weebly.com/) in the School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences at the University of Florida is seeking a full-time lab manager. Research in the lab is interdisciplinary and falls into landscape ecology, global change ecology, ecosystem service, and sustainability science, and uses approaches integrating field observation and experiment, landscape analysis, computational modeling, data synthesis, and social sciences. The Qiu Lab is based at Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Position is open for immediate start. Funding will be available for multiple years, and annual renewal of contract is contingent upon satisfactory performance. This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits (retirement, health insurance, etc.). For more information, please see http://hr.ufl.edu/benefits/ Job Summary Primary job responsibilities include: (1) Organize day-to-day lab functioning (2) Conduct and coordinate field work related to different research projects (3) Perform laboratory analysis (e.g., soil, water, and plant samples) (4) Collect and organize datasets, and perform basic spatial or statistical analysis (5) Assist graduate students’ research projects and supervise undergraduate interns working in the lab (6) Participate in outreach and extension work in which the lab is involved (e.g., logistic arrangement, material preparation) If interested, please send the following materials in a single PDF file to Jiangxiao Qiu (qiuj@ufl.edu): (1) Cover letter describing general research interests and experience; (2) an updated CV/resume, and (3) list of three references with contact information. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until filled. Please feel free to contact Jiangxiao Qiu if there are any questions. Dr. Jiangxiao Qiu Assistant Professor of Landscape Ecology School of Forest, Fisheries, and Geomatics Sciences Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center University of Florida Email: qiuj@ufl.edu Phone: (954) 577-6337 3205 College Ave, Davie, FL 33314 Website: http://jiangxiaoqiu.weebly.com/
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications (1) BS in environmental science, biology, geography, agricultural sciences, or related STEM field (2) Ability to conduct field research in Floridian systems (3) Experience with some of the following protocols: soil/plant tissue digestions, soil incubations, nutrient analysis, soil microbial collection, DNA extraction, laboratory solution preparation (4) Demonstrated history of dedication to lab work and accountability (5) Experience in professional software with good analytical skills Preferred Qualifications (1) Experience with geospatial analysis or ArcGIS (2) Experience in managing a lab, including ordering lab supplies and constructing/assembling basic lab equipment (3) Effective interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
Contact Person
Jiangxiao Qiu
Contact eMail
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