Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 Research Technician will assist in the daily research operations of the greenhouse, and in all plant culture related areas of the CRoPS project. The Greenhouse Research Assistant will support the overall activities of the CRoPS project and be involved in plant biology teams, plant care, plant harvesting, data collection, plant phenotyping, and overall greenhouse operations. They are responsible for assisting the Greenhouse Operations Lead in growing new plants from seeds and tending to the ones that are already there through watering, fertilizing, and protecting them from pests. They will also assist the Greenhouse Operations Lead and biology teams in developing best practices for successfully growing the various plant strains and species that are relevant to the CRoPS project.
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate's degree in horticulture or related field
Work will be primarily located at greenhouse facility in Encinitas, CA.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
This position requires constant grasping, hearing, seeing, sitting, talking and adjusting focus.
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.