Research Associate in Vegetable Physiology

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Uvalde is seeking a full-time Research Associate to join a dynamic and expanding Vegetable Crop Physiology program with focus on stress management strategies, water conservation and irrigation systems, stand establishment and hormonal regulation of transplants, genetic × environmental x management interactions for root, shoot and yield traits, and germplasm screening for stress adaptation. The candidate will plan, conduct and/or participate in controlled and open field experiments, use of equipment (gas exchange analyzer, minirhizotron, soil/plant sensors), collect plant phenotypic data, use data loggers, utilize statistical analysis and image processing tools, evaluate data and summarize results for reports, scientific publications and presentations. He/she will assist in the preparation of grant proposals and train and supervise students and technicians. Required qualifications include a Master of Science in plant/crop physiology, horticulture, agronomy, soil science or closely related field; 2 years of scientific research experience; familiarity with environmental stress physiology research equipment and field measurements, handling scientific data, and basic computer skills; excellent English communication skills, and an ability to interact with staff in a multicultural environment. Preferred qualifications include Ph.D. degree in horticulture, agronomy, plant Physiology/biology or related discipline; good organizational skills, proficiency at multitasking and time management. For additional information please contact Dr. Daniel Leskovar at( d-leskovar@tamu.edu).  Review of applications will begin May 25, 2014 and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Interested parties should apply at http://greatjobs.tamu.edu/ for NOV#07693. Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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