Texas Agricultural Experiment Station Technician I in Edinburg, Texas

Job Title

Technician I

Agency

Texas A&M Agrilife Research

Department

Institute For Infectious Animal Diseases

Proposed Minimum Salary

$16.72 hourly

Job Location

Edinburg, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Job Summary

The Technician I, under general supervision, assists in planning research on support laboratory methods and techniques, carrying out procedures, and recording results for a series of closely-controlled experiments. The Technician I, will work with the IIAD Cattle Fever Tick project team to conduct research for IIAD Cattle Fever Tick Portfolio.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts experiments and technical procedures. Carries out research problems.

  • Researcher literature relating to possible procedures and experiments. Modified procedures to suit the particular research need.

  • Assists with planning and supervising technical operations.

  • Assists Cattle Fever Tick project personnel in a series of controlled environment or analysis experiments.

  • Uses computer equipment for controlling equipment and compiling data.

  • Makes and records observations and measurements.

  • Writes and/or edits for publication of scientific materials requiring academic knowledge

  • Researches and catalogs reference materials requiring academic understanding of Cattle Fever Tick prevention methods.

Minimum Requirements

Required Education – Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Wildlife Science, or Biomedical Science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Experience – One year of laboratory research and field experience with livestock and/or wildlife

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. Oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of laboratory equipment, scientific apparatus and computer equipment.

Registration, Certification, or Licensure – None.

Travel – None.

Supervision of Others

This position will not require direct supervision of others, but will require the ability to work with project personnel in the Cattle Fever Tick Portfolio within the Institute.

Other Requirements

  • Strong teamwork skills

  • Ability to handle livestock

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 AgriLife Research is the state’s premier research and technology development agency in agriculture, natural resources, and the life sciences. Headquartered in College Station, AgriLife Research has a statewide presence, with scientists and research staff on other Texas A&M University System campuses and at the 13 regional Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers. We conduct more than 500 projects each year, with more than $202.5 million in research funding for fiscal year 2015. AgriLife Research helps to improve the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of agriculture. At the same time, we focus on conserving natural resources and protecting the environment.

Texas A&M AgriLife Research is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 845-2423​.

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