Job Summary: Perform independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgement. Prepare proposals for funding agencies, operation of research equipment, supervision of graduate students and other lab/field personnel in research.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Management of field and laboratory trials including trial setup and data collection.
-Continuous monitoring and data collection of key abiotic (soil/root/canopy physiological status. soil/plant water relations, gas exchange physiology, tree nutrition, growth, source-sink relations, yield, quality variables, etc.) and biotic (Asian citrus psyllid populations, Phytopthora and HLB incidences) response and traits.
-Quarterly basis provide a written summary of activities and key results of trials.
-Evaluate, select and apply standard techniques of routine research; keep detailed records of data.
-Use computers and laboratory or technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results.
-Summarize results for inclusion in scientific and clientele-oriented publications.
-Prepare and write proposals to funding agencies; maintain financial accounts related to research projects.
-Supervise undergraduate and or/graduate students and other laboratory, technical or field staff involved in research.
-Install, operate and/or repair research equipment.
Education – Ph.D in relevant field
Experience – Two years of related professional experience
Knowledge, Skills Abilities:
-Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment. Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks. Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others