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Texas A&M University - Kingsville Research Technician II-1 in Kingsville, Texas

Job Title

Research Technician II-1

Agency

Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Department

Department Of Agronomy & Resource Science

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Kingsville, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

The Research Technician II, under general supervision performs semi-skilled, technical support research work involving performance of assignments requiring modification and adaptation to routine procedures. Work is performed under general supervision with evaluation based on the successful completion of tasks assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collects samples and measurement data from experiments. Implements and maintains data collection and summarization of field trials. Records Instrument readings.

  • Performs routine and recurring techniques and studies using a variety of specialized equipment such as weigh balances, autoclaves, and printers deigned to make plant labels.

  • Performs analysis and tests. Makes and records observations and scientific measurement.

  • Extracts, collects and compiles data. Computes quantitates and extends projections.

  • Assembles and operates technical equipment.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Assists senior staff members in conducting major field experiments and consults in developing procedures.

This document 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 – High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience – Three years of related experience.

Ability to – Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

Licensing / Professional Certification – None.

Physical Requirements – Ability to lift moderately heavy objects. Ability to exert heavy force.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Preferred Requirements

  • Knowledge of the basic principles of biological science, e.g., plant pathology, plant physiology, entomology, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, etc.

Supervision of Others

This position generally does not supervise employees.

Other Requirements

Work beyond normal business hours and/or work on weekends.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is the fastest growing public doctoral university in the nation. Degree offerings include well-known programs in engineering, agriculture and music, and new programs in veterinary technology and criminal justice. Classroom learning is enhanced through hands-on research opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Recognized for excellence in affordability, financial aid, athletics and more, Texas A&M-Kingsville offers a complete college experience.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (361) 593-3705.

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