POSITION OPENING: Field Research Assistant, Plant Biology, Temple, TX
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 a USDA/ARS (United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service) facility located in Temple, TX. 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 USDA/ARS 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. The position is available as soon as possible.
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Job Posting Title: Laboratory Research Assistant I – Temple, Texas
Location: USDA/ARS Temple, TX
Hiring Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Position Open To: All Applicants
Weekly Scheduled Hours: 40
Earliest Start Date: June 01, 2022
BA or BS in ecology, biology, agronomy, or other related field and previous experience with field research or two years’ experience in a related field.