Research Assistant - Plants, Biotechnology and Agronomy

Employer
Fort Valley State University
Location
Fort Valley, GA, USA

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
  • 23-Feb-2022 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time
  • Email Me Similar JobsEmail Me This JobJob Summary

    The Research Assistant (RA) will work in Agricultural Research with the Scientists and graduate students in Plants, Biotechnology and Agronomy. The RA will provide support for research by conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data and perform operational duties associated with the research like to perform general maintenance work in the Specialty Plants House (greenhouse), Peach research plot and Biotechnology lab. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist in procuring laboratory, greenhouse and field materials and supplies
    • Conduct experiments, collect and analyze dataConduct statistical analysisCoordinate research work conducted by graduate and undergraduate studentsAssist in conducting laboratories for undergraduate and graduate coursesAssist in installation, operation, repair and maintenance of laboratory, greenhouse and field equipment

    The above-mentioned duties and responsibilities are representative of nature and level of work assigned are not necessarily all-inclusive

    Qualifications

    Minimum:

      BS degree in Plant Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Biology, or related technical fieldKnowledge of plant biotechnology, micropropagation, Agronomy, soil sciences, crop sciences, field crop production, and horticultural researchKnowledge of DNA analysis, PCR techniques, Protein analysis, Secondary metabolite analysis, TLC, HPLC work, Minimum six months experience in a Horticultural research & Biotechnology workAbility to operate and maintain equipment in a plant biotechnology laboratory Knowledge of and experience with statistical packagesMust have effective written and oral communication skillsMust be able to work in team environmentMust have positive attitude A valid driver's license and clean driving record

    Working conditions

    Full time 8 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday; occasional weekend work may be required

    Ability to work outdoors and indoors

    Physical requirements

      Occasionally lifting and carrying up to 40 pounds; standing, climbing, kneeling
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