OPS Greenhouse and Field Technician

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jan 4, 2022
Full Time - Fixed Term

Job Description:

Classification Title:
OPS Greenhouse and Field Technician
Job Description:

The Crop Biotechnology lab at University of Florida, headed by Fredy Altpeter is seeking candidates who are efficient in multi-tasking and time management, work well with others, pay attention to detail, are experienced with greenhouse and field research, have a desire to learn new skills. The candidates will support sugarcane, energycane and sorghum biotechnology research involving management of plant growth facilities and/or field experiments.

The position requires working 40 hours per week, which includes some weekends. We are looking for individuals with exceptional performance skills, such as: self-motivation, attention to detail, honesty, dependability, adaptability, must be able to lift 50lbs. These openings are within the OPS employment category at the University of Florida and details on the type of employment and benefits can be found herehttp://hr.ufl.edu/working-at-uf/new-employees/temporary-employment-ops/

Examples of specific tasks: Transfer of plants regenerated from tissue cultures to soil, collecting and handling samples from greenhouse or field grown plants, monitoring of irrigation, fertilization and temperature control in greenhouses, plant propagation, pasteurization of soil, devitalization of plants by autoclaving, monitoring of pests and diseases in the greenhouse and field, harvesting plots or greenhouse trails, processing samples and recording data, extensive documentation, project review, report preparation, ordering of supplies, monitoring compliance with biosafety regulations.

The research program focuses on designing feedstocks for biofuels and bioproducts using the “plants as factories” concept in collaboration with the recently funded U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Research Center https://cabbi.bio/research/feedstocks-theme/
Expected Salary:

$10-$12 per hour

Minimum Requirements:High School Diploma
Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with greenhouse and field research of crops is expected. Training will be provided.

This work requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English and a valid Florida driver license.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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

This position has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply.

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

University of Florida is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Health Assessment Required:No