Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Technician III in United States
Texas A&M Agrilife Research
Proposed Minimum Salary
The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center at Beaumont is seeking candidates for a full-time technician in the field of crop production with a special focus on sustainability. This is a limited term position funded by USDA NIFA Sun Grant and is available immediately. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance, up to a maximum of two years. The appointment will be supervised jointly by Drs. Yubin Yang, Fugen Dou, and Lloyd Ted Wilson.
The Technician III serves as lead technician within assigned section. Supports project research that assesses the economic viability and environmental sustainability of rice and bioenergy (energycane and biomass sorghum) crop production.
Responsibilities ( include, but not limited to) :-Serves as lead technician within assigned section.
-Conduct field crop planting and routine field crop management.
-Collect and process samples of soil, water, greenhouse gas, plant biomass, and biodiversity.
-Conduct sample processing and analysis.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:-Bachelor’s degree in soil science, agronomy, biology, or a close-related field from an accredited institution. -Three years of related experience.
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Prior experience with agricultural research and field operations is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-S trong interest in sustainable agriculture research.
-Ability to work as part of an integrated team and demonstrate interpersonal communication skills.
-Possess sufficient field operation, crop management.
-Ability to lift items at least 50 lbs related to soil, water, and plant tissue sampling.
-Knowledge of laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus, and computer equipment.
-Skilled in use of relevant laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus, and computer equipment. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Ensure attention to detail. Able to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
-Applicants must complete on-line application process.
-Please provide names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references.
-Only complete application materials will be considered for review.
-Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
As the largest comprehensive agriculture and life sciences program nationally, Texas A&M AgriLife brings together a college and four state agencies within the Texas A&M University System With over 5,000 employees, and a presence in every county across the state, Texas A&M AgriLife is uniquely positioned to improve lives, the environment, and the economy of Texas and the nation through education, research, extension and service.If your goal is the pursuit of excellence and your vision is to make a difference in this world, we invite you to explore our opportunities to discover what a career at Texas A&M AgriLife has to offer you.
Texas A&M AgriLife is comprised of the following Texas A&M University System members:
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/extension-home/)
Texas A&M AgriLife Research
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/college-home/)
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/agency/tvmdl-home/)
Texas A&M AgriLife collaborates with Prairie View A&M University, Tarleton State University, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and West Texas A&M University as well as with other public and private partners.
Prospective employee benefits
Commitment to inclusive excellence (https://agrilife.tamu.edu/about/diversity-inclusion/)