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Biological Scientist II

Company: University of Florida
Location: Gainesville
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Biological Scientist II

Job Description:

Develop, Implement, and Conduct Experiments -

Define goals and objectives for several research projects in conjunction with faculty and staff. Perform scientific experiments, collect and evaluate data. Make soil, plant canopy, and root measurements in the field. Prepare soil, leaf, fruit, and juice samples for analysis. Program and retrieve data from data loggers in the field. Calibrate and evaluate soil moisture probes.

Develop evaluation procedures for new equipment, analyze present methodologies, formulate hypotheses.

Install, maintain, and manage several irrigation systems. Oversee field plantings. Maintain irrigation records and data files in an organized manner.

Operating laboratory equipment and troubleshooting, conducting data quality control and make sure equipment are well maintained.

Assist in supervision of other laboratory and field personnel.

Statistical Analyses -

Use SAS, R, or Sigmaplot spreadsheets, and other statistical computer packages to analyze data. Plot data to show trends. Do regression analyses and indicate when treatment differences are statistically significant.

Presentations and Publications -

Prepare written reports on research findings based on data collected. Prepare scientific publications in coordination with faculty. Review scientific literature and suggest future experiments. Prepare graphics using PowerPoint etc. for oral presentations.

Present scientific information for presentation at scientific and public meetings.

Assist in writing grant proposals.

Expected Salary:

$35,000-$40,000

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 Requirements: Computer experience with spreadsheets and statistical packages is desirable. Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. of the posting end date.

Must possess a valid Florida Drivers license or the ability to obtain one within 90 days.

Health Assessment Required: No

Keywords: University of Florida, Gainesville , Biological Scientist II, Other , Gainesville, Florida

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