1. Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research; structured interviews; or through other means for research projects. Interprets, synthesizes, and analyzes data using scientific or statistical techniques. 2. Modifies and plans research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments. Assists in research design. Writes and edits material for publication and presentation. Reports on status of research activities. 3. Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance. Schedules and coordinates research activities. Sets up, operates, and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus. Modifies equipment according to experimental specifications. 4. Orders and maintains inventory of supplies. May monitor hazardous work areas and laboratory safety. Prepares related reports. May prepare financial information and monitor budgets. 5. Performs additional functions incidental to research activities.
Preferred Education: B.S. in horticulture or related field. Commercial or academic horticultural experience. Proven expertise in growing quality plants.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: B.S. in horticulture or related field. Commercial or academic horticultural experience. Proven expertise in growing quality plants.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills. Proficient computer skills, including ability to learn greenhouse management software program, greenhouse and growth chamber computerized control systems, inventory software program, and research plant collections database.
Posting Position Title: Research Assistant 2 MS
Required Skill/ability 3: Must demonstrate a valid motor vehicle driver's license and ability and willingness to acquire (in a reasonable amount of time after hire) a Connecticut pest applicator's license.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Research Greenhouse Horticulturist
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability with taxonomic botany and how this system applies to plants. Ability to multitask, deal effectively with changing priorities and short- and long-term projects. Ability to use good judgment.
Required Skill/ability 4: Ability to assist with pest and disease control. Ability to assist with assessing, diagnosing and coordinating treatments for pest control, including biological and conventional pesticide treatments.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated proficiency with research plant care, including propagating, pruning, watering and fertilizing.
Two years of related work experience in the same job family and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Internal Number: 56825BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.
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