Regular Full-time, Pay Grade 34
Research Technician III in Plant Sciences
A Research Technician III position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. C. Neal Stewart within the Plant Sciences Department at the University of Tennessee (UT). This position will support various projects run by the Ivan Racheff Chair.
Position is responsible for conducting research experiments under the supervision of the principal investigator in the field, greenhouse, and lab. Field responsibilities include general crop management, operating farm machinery, taking crop measurements, and regularly scouting of on-station and on-farm trials. Applicant should possess a basic knowledge of laboratory molecular biology practices as well as some experience working with transgenic plants.
Employee monitors and cares for regulated and non-regulated plants at the Plant Sciences Experiment Station and in on-site greenhouses at the UT Institute of Agriculture. Additional responsibilities include collecting, recording, and compiling research data. Employee will give direction to term undergraduate employees, compile data for project reports, and provide written methods as well as results summaries.
All work will be performed under direct supervision. Position will perform other duties as assigned.
BS in Plant Sciences is required.
Valid TN driver's license required and be capable of driving on all Tennessee roadways.
One year of field and laboratory experience is preferred.
Preference will be given to applicants with research experience involving horseweed, soybean, and switchgrass plants.
University Of Tennessee