Research Technician in Vegetable Stress Physiology

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde has an immediate opening for a Research Technician to join a dynamic Vegetable program with focus on water conservation strategies using a re-circulating hydroponic culture, drip and center pivot irrigation systems on leafy greens such as lettuce, kale and chards. The candidate will plan, conduct and participate in controlled and open field experiments, use lab and field equipment (gas exchange analyzer, soil sensors, pH meter, etc.), collect plant samples for nutrient analysis, screen cultivars, take phenotypic data, use data loggers, utilize statistical analysis, evaluate data and summarize results for reports, publications and presentations. He/she will also assist students and summer interns in other projects. Required qualifications include a Bachelor of Science in horticulture, agronomy, soil science, biology or closely related field or any equivalent combination of training and research experience; familiarity with environmental stress physiology equipment, irrigation systems, handling scientific data and basic statistical software; excellent English communication skills. Preferred qualifications include good organizational skills, ability to interact with staff in a multicultural environment, experience with nutrient solutions and fertilizer management. The initial employment is for one year, with continued hire based on progress and financial support. For additional information please contact Dr. Daniel Leskovar (d-leskovar@tamu.edu). Review of applications will begin June 1, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV#07708. Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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