Biological Scientist I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Apr 25, 2023
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist I

Job Description:

Field data collection and growth measurements - These include following established procedures to image root growth and canopy growth, measure canopy density, and assess tree water relations. Gathering samples from field and greenhouse trees and implementing lab assays for growth or biochemical factors. Using equipment according to protocols to measure photosynthesis, stomatal conductance, and other physiological processes.

Data gathering and management - Analyzing images of roots and canopies using existing analysis software to generate root and canopy architecture data. Compiling data from field measurements, implementing data analysis and generating summaries according to instructions.

Plant care - Implementing field practice treatments according to protocols for designed experiments, assessing plant health and implementing pest, fertility, and irrigation management, as well as occasionally establishing plantings, and installing shading.

Administrative efforts (purchasing, paperwork) - purchasing supplies, reporting expenditures, tracking instrument, equipment, and vehicle use.

Expected Salary:

$16.00 - 18.00 per hour

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in biology or a closely related life science field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in research or horticulture

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must upload a résumé.

This is a time-limited position.

Please provide names and email addresses of three to five references as part of the application process. When ready, the hiring department will contact the listed references via email requesting their reference letters to be uploaded directly to the application website.

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.

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

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

Health Assessment Required: No