The OpenAgriculture Initiative (OpenAg) brings together partners from academia, industry and government, to develop an open source agriculture and food technology research collective for the creation of the global agricultural hardware, software, and data commons. Together we will build collaborative tools and open technology platforms for the exploration of future food systems.The successful candidate will be part of a team to evaluate new technologies and approaches for controlled environmental agriculture.
We are seeking a candidate with plant science experience familiar with molecular and plant physiological responses and methods.
He/She will perform plant research experiments to refine the environmental growth chamber for plant research and generates experimental data for publications. The successful candidate is expected to work largely independently on a daily basis after training, and will be closely supervised by OpenAg's Research Lead.
Please note: This is a full-time, contract position for six (6) months with possibility of extension based on funding and research priorities.
REQUIRED: Background in molecular biology, plant physiology, or similar technical field and experience in working in a research setting;
TO APPLY*: Please send cover letter, CV/resume, and links to projects to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: Because this is a contract position, it will not appear in MIT's Careers website below.
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