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.
Associate’s Degree in horticulture or related field or equivalent experience.
BS/BA degree in an agricultural field.
Minimum of five years of experience as a nursery/greenhouse worker.
Experience in agricultural research or applied agriculture.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Satisfactory completion of the Institute’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.
Internal Number: G494
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