The CRoPS project aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to grow, test and analyze a variety of plant strains and species.
The Greenhouse Manager will oversee the daily operations of the greenhouse program and assist in all plant culture related areas of the CRoPS project. They manage the care of plants, coordinate greenhouse workers; and observe environmental standards for agricultural and horticultural production. The Greenhouse Manager will support the overall activities of the CRoPS project and involved plant biology teams by leading the logistical organization and operation of the greenhouse and plant cultivation facilities, developing and providing expertise in the production of plants. They are responsible for growing new plants from seeds and tending to the ones that are already there through watering, fertilizing, and protecting them from pests. They also need to regulate the internal condition within the greenhouse to ensure the plants have the best environment for growing. They need to research and develop best practices for successfully growing the various plant strains and species that are relevant for the CRoPS project.
Associateâ™s Degree in horticulture or related field or equivalent experience.
BS/BA degree in an agricultural field.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, touching, feeling, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, working in a confined area inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.
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