Biological Scientist I - Tree Improvement Technician

University of Florida
Job Description

JOB NO:522214
WORK TYPE:Staff Full-Time
LOCATION:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
CATEGORIES:Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Research/Scientific/Grants
DEPARTMENT:60460000 - AG-SCHL FOR, FISH, & GEOMATICS

CLASSIFICATION TITLE:

Biological Scientist I

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Tree breeding and tree improvement activities including but not limited to orchard establishment and management, field test establishment, management, and measurement; pollen and cone collection and processing; crossing, grafting. Data management and analysis. Other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to operate heavy machinery, including aerial lifts. Must be able to work from aerial lift from 20-80ft
  • Pollen and cone collection and processing, crossing, grafting
  • Progeny/field test establishment, management, and measurement
  • Data management and analysis with MS Office suite and Some skill with programming in statistical software packages such as SAS, R or ASReml are desirable
  • Coordination with cooperative members and collaborators and presentation of results at meetings
  • Orchard/clone bank establishment and management
EXPECTED SALARY:

$19.16 per hour

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

BS in Forest Science or equivalent; Some southern pine tree improvement experience, ability to program in statistical software

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

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

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.

This is a time-limited position.

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

HEALTH ASSESSMENT REQUIRED: Yes

 

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