Biological Scientist II

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

The employee will work on the vegetable crop Best Management Practice (BMP) program with the multidisciplinary research team at the University of Florida’s Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. The main role of this employee will be to develop and implement components integral to the research and extension vegetable crop BMP program. Main duties are described below.

40% Duties include experimental design which entails the laying out and application of treatments in experimental plots, and maintenance of experiments in the field.

40% Responsibilities include collection of soil and tissue samples and to determine plant growth, yield, and other measurements.

20%Duties also include interpretation of results through organization of data, inputting of data, running statistical analysis, generation of reports, scientific literature review, and interfacing with cooperators.

Development of novel materials and methods for biological data collection and statistical analysis of data may also be required.


UF/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center

14624 CR 672 Wimauma, FL 33592

The University of Florida/IFAS Gulf Coast Research and Education Center (UF/IFAS GCREC) is a 475-acre facility located in the heart of Hillsborough County, between Sarasota and Tampa, FL, and approximately 90 minutes from the Orlando area. UF/IFAS GCREC features working research fields and state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. With more than 20 faculty members and 200 employees, UF/IFAS GCREC offers responsive research solutions to growers for numerous commodities grown in Florida. Our center also offers housing for graduate students and student interns.

Expected Salary:

$42,000 - $46,000; commensurate with experience and education.

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or a closely related field and three years of relevant experience; or a Master’s degree in biology or a closely related field and one year of relevant experience; Doctoral degree in biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of the terminology, principles, and techniques used in applied crop production research
Knowledge of methods of data collection, soil sampling, tissue sampling, and plant measurements
Skill in use of scientific laboratory and field equipment and computers
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to work independently
Ability to utilize problem-solving techniques

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a time-limited position.

For questions related to this position, please contact Dr. Shinsuke Agehara (Assistant Professor, Horticultural Crop Physiology) at .

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume and 3 references by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No

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