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Job ID: 156687

Research Assistant I/II - Research Associate I
Auburn University

Date Posted Mar. 30, 2021
Title Research Assistant I/II - Research Associate I
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Crop Soil and EnvironmentalSciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Public Safety

Job Summary
The individual selected for this position will be in charge of helping to set up and maintain a drought simulator facility. In addition, the selected individual will assist with field data collection and laboratory analysis related to crop physiology. This is a one year limited term position and is funded from external sources. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Assist with building a drought simulator facility and oversee maintenance after construction; install, retrieve, and remove sensors from different fields; lead and assist with field samplings; perform laboratory and greenhouse experiments for data collection (root cleaning and analysis); assist with hiring undergraduate employees and coordinating tasks for graduate student experiment needs; assist with field physiological measurements (photosynthesis); enter field and lab data into Excel spreadsheets and perform basic statistics and graphs; keep track of equipment and inventory and order supplies as needed; maintain laboratory and sampling equipment tools in good working condition.

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