Attention all outdoor oriented job seeking undergrads! Greenhouse and field research assistance is needed at the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (http://plants.ifas.ufl.edu/), located off campus at 7922 NW 71St St. Gainesville, FL 32653. A position is available immediately (Summer 2018) that will extend into the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters.
Job Responsibilities: The primary function of this position is to provide support for ongoing research projects at the Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants. Duties are as follows-
-Maintain plants used for research, extension and teaching purposes. Entails regular watering (2-3x/week, occasional weekend) and the propagation and cultivation of plants. Requires lifting 40lb bags of potting media. The application of household (domestic use labeled) fungicides and insecticides using two-gallon hand held spray pumps will also be needed.
-Upkeep greenhouses and outdoor growing facilities. General upkeep includes the ability to shovel organic debris and to operate a large power-washer for cleaning tanks between experiments. A three-gallon backpack sprayer must be confidently handled for conducting herbicide weed control in plant growing areas. Incumbent will set up greenhouse benches, hang and remove shade cloths and tarps and conduct other types of assembly, cleaning, and organizational tasks.
-Help set up, maintain, and collect data from greenhouse and field experiments on aquatic and upland invasive plants.
-Assist graduate students in research projects and data entry.
Pay: $11.00-12.00/hour, depending upon experience.
Note: These positions require a committed schedule of 12-20 hours each week. Minimum 3-4 hour blocks of time are required on a set weekly schedule of at least 3 days/week. Transportation to the Center is necessary and cannot be provided. Occasional travel to aquatic and field research sites throughout the State may occur. A State of Florida driver’s license is required. State trucks will be used for all duties. If you are interested in invasive, wetland and aquatic plants, and can endure the heat of outdoor work in Florida; this is the job for you!
For more information please contact Colette Jacono, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (firstname.lastname@example.org).