Field Research Specialist
Department of Plant Biology
School of Integrative Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Department of Plant Biology/School of Integrative Biology is searching for a full time Field Research Specialist. The Field Research Specialist will have responsibility for maintenance and operation of infrastructure to impose experimental drought treatments and to lead phenotyping of setaria mapping populations.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate setaria drought studies, including: supervise undergraduate field assistants in conjunction with project graduate students (hire, train, assign/review work, address work issues, approve time, set work schedules, and set goals), field preparation, micromet monitoring, phenotypic data collection, organization and shipping of samples to project partners,
end-of-season biomass harvests. Maintain and operate drought treatment (winter tarp, awnings, irrigation).
Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field
Previous experimental field work
Previous work in a team setting
Knowledge of plant physiology, basic mechano-electronics
Experience with maintenance and operation of rainfall interception awnings, familiarity with cultivation of millet and plant ecophysiological researchtechniques
Salary: Will be determined by experience and qualifications.
Starting Date: As soon as possible after closing date.
To Appy: Please create your candidate profile at http://go.illinois.edu/FieldResSpecPB and upload a resume, letter of interest, and the names and email addresses for three professional references. For further information, please contact: Search Chair, Field Research Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: For full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by June 2, 2016. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
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