Research Associate - South Texas

Job Summary
Perform independent or supervisory roles in research activities requiring an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment. Prepare proposals for funding agencies, operation of research equipment, supervision of graduate students and other lab/field personnel in research. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, plan, conduct and coordinate experiments in support of various research projects 
  • Evaluate, select, and apply standard techniques of routine research; keep detailed records of data. 

  • Use computers and laboratory or technical equipment to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research experiments and results 

  • Summarize results for inclusion in scientific and clientele-oriented publications. 

  • Prepare and write proposals to funding agencies; maintain financial accounts related to research projects. 

  • Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students and other laboratory, technical or field staff involved in research.  

  • Install, operate and/or repair research equipment.

  • Assist with public and professional outreach activities.  

  • Greenhouse management and maintenance. 

  • Other duties as assigned. 

The above represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned. 

Minimum Requirements
Education –Bachelor’s degree in relevant field  
Experience – Two years of related professional experience.  

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Familiarity with appropriate laboratory and/or technical equipment. Ability to effectively utilize a computer and applicable software to create databases, perform statistical analyses, present data and perform other computer related tasks. Ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others. 

Supervision Received/Given
Under general supervision; generally supervises 

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