Research Assistant II

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Grant or Research Administration
Department:60210000 - AG-SOIL AND WATER SCIENCE

Classification Title:

Research Assistant II

Job Description:
The incumbent will independently and meticulously conduct research techniques in field. Navigate and drive to farmers/growers fields. Collect soil samples and spectral data of soil samples with a portable and lab-based spectroradiometer. Use of a GPS to collect geographic coordinates (latitude/longitude) at sampling sites. Troubleshoot equipment issues and make appropriate adjustments. Collect additional field observations (e.g., soil and crop images).
Data entry/upload of soil attribute, spectral data, and field observations into a database. Determine best method for data integration from multiple data strains to support model development. Must understand data collected from various instruments used in the study of soil. Responsible for the data section of quarterly reports to granting agency and other project milestones.
Independently conduct laboratory procedures including spectral scanning of soil samples using a lab-based spectroradiometer.
Communicate with project participants on logistics and timing of soil data collection at sites in specialty crops. Communicate with farmers/growers to access sampling sites
UFGO: Travel authorizations, entry of receipts, and reimbursement. Manage lab and field supply inventory for multi-year national study. Mailing of soil samples to laboratory.
Support collection of greenhouse gas emission data.
Expected Salary:

$45,600 - $48,000

Minimum Requirements:

A bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and four years of experience; a masters degree and two or more years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

BS or MS in soil science, ecology, natural resources, environmental sciences or related discipline. Experience in soil sampling and proficiency in databases (e.g., Excel spreadsheets and SQL)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a Time-Limited position.

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter, resume, and three (3) references.

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

Health Assessment Required: No


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