Texas A&M AgriLife Research - Uvalde has an immediate opening for Research Associate to join the Agronomy program.
Job duties: • Prepare proposals for funding agencies • Prepare articles for publications in peer-reviewed journals • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students and other lab, technical and field personnel involved in research • Design, plan, conduct and coordinate experiments in support of various research projects • Evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques of routine research; keep detailed records of data • Use computers and laboratory or technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results • Summarize results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals and extension publications • Prepare and write proposals to funding agencies • Maintain financial accounts related to research projects • Install, operate and/or repair research equipment routinely used in a plant physiology lab • Organize and assist with field work including planting, irrigating, fertilizing, weeding and harvesting which requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Education and Experience • Bachelor’s degree or higher in plant physiology • Two years of related professional experience
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities • Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment including leaf gas exchange system, stem sap-flow system, HPLC, vapor pressure osmometer, and ground penetrating radar • Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks • Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others
Location: Uvalde is a community of 16,000 people located in southwest Texas, about an hour and a half from San Antonio. Much of the surrounding land is used for agriculture, although the Hill Country lies just to the north with plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. Several state parks and state natural areas are within a two-hour radius drive. The Texas A&M AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Uvalde houses faculty from a variety of research and extension programs, including breeding and genetics, plant biochemistry, plant physiology, plant pathology, horticulture, economics, range science, wildlife, and 4-H.
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Applicants should submit (1) an application letter, (2) detailed curriculum vitae stating education, experience and qualifications and (3) a list of three references with contact information as attachments to the completed application. For additional information contact Dr. Xuejun Dong at email@example.com. All inquiries are confidential.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer