Biological Scientist I

Palm Beach
Apr 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516262
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
Department:60740000 - AG-EREC-BELLE GLADE

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:

This Biological Scientist position assigned to the University of Florida / Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Everglades Research and Education Center (EREC) in Belle Glade, Florida with primary workstation at the USDA-ARS Sugarcane Field Station in Canal Point, Florida has field, greenhouse, laboratory, and computer duties. The major research activities to be supported are to: 1. Coordinate inoculations for screening of sugarcane clones in the CP Cultivar Development Program to obtain disease ratings; 2. Rate disease symptoms and collect plant and tissue samples, process samples serologically; 3. Plant, map and maintain experimental populations of sugarcane; 4. extract DNA and RNA; run PCR and gel; collect, tabulate, and analyze data.

Coordinates disease screens and inoculations in CP Cultivar Development Program for the sugarcane diseases.

Rate disease symptoms in field on naturally infected plants and in inoculated tests. Also assist in collecting and processing samples for serological and molecular assays.

Plant, map, maintain and develop populations of sugarcane for research; this will entail collecting agronomic and disease evaluations on the individual clones (genotypes) for the CP program.

Collect, tabulate, maintain and analyze data for pathology program.

Advertised Salary:

$17.50 hourly

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in biology, plant biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of plant biology or more specialized area dealing with plant pathology. Prior experience in agronomic row crops, agrochemicals, conducting field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments preferred. Computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, statistical software) required. Efficient communication skills (both oral and written) are necessary.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your resume.

This is a time-limited position.

This position is eligible for veteran’s preference. If you are claiming veteran’s preference, please upload a copy of your DD 214 Member Copy 4 with your application for consideration. See our Veteran's Preference Page for more specific information.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 05 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 18 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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