Job location is at 441 Saxony Road, Encinitas, Ca 92024
The CRoPS project aims to develop crops that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research are field experiments to understand the edaphic or soil factors affecting root traits and root trait- derived soil organic carbon (SOC).
The Field Research Assistant will assist in collecting data in field research operations throughout the United States. This will involve aspects of agronomy, soil science and crop physiology to understand how root traits affect SOC accumulation and stability. The Field Research Assistant will play a key role in organizing, tracking, and processing soil and plant samples from field experiments. Field data collection includes soil coring and root washing, on location, throughout the United States. Sample preparation activities are conducted at Salk facilities and include: milling, grinding, labelling, shipping, and storing soil and plant tissue samples. Sample control activities involve data management and tracking, coordination with collaboration partners and laboratories, and a high skill level of organization and attention to detail. The position will be based in our North San Diego greenhouse/lab location.
1) (60%) Field and Greenhouse Research Operations
2) (30%) Administrative Support
3) (10%) Compliance to Safety and Environmental Standards
Conduct, train and complete experiments with upmost safety protocols and compliance to established SOPs
Ensure field operations are compliant with Federal and California environmental regulations
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
The salary range for this position is $18.03-$21.00 an hour
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/MENTAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
The incumbent in this position will be constantly adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, and writing.Qualifications Skills Behaviors
:Education Experience Licenses & Certifications
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
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