Research Specialist

Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

University of Idaho

Research Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $16.44 per hour or higher depending on education and experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
Provide support of AVFS Departmental functions and laboratory activities associated with the department. Provide supervision and training for lab personnel and graduate students on the major and minor general instruments within laboratories. Provide regular oversight of proper maintenance and operation of instruments. Provide research support and actively support research experiments in animal nutrition, physiology, muscle biology, immunology, and disease, and assist graduate students. Assist in preparation of abstracts and manuscripts for publication of experimental results. Regularly review the scientific literature to stay current and to participate in discussions in Lab Meetings and in Journal Clubs. Serve as a team member for hiring committees, awards and staff appreciation committees.

Minimum Qualifications:
- B.S. degree in animal science, biology, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, dairy science, veterinary science or closely related scientific degree.

- One year of post-bachelor’s research experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
- M.S. degree in animal science, biology, biochemistry, physiology, nutrition, dairy science, veterinary science or closely related scientific degree.

- Two years of post-bachelor’s research experience.

- Editing and writing business correspondence using proper grammar and punctuation as demonstrated in application materials.

- Experience using computer software and applications for word processing, developing spreadsheets, email and internet.

- Must possess:
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Strong work ethic.
• Demonstrated skills related to analytical equipment.
• Knowledge and experience in conducting controlled experiments and management of data to the final report form, either abstract or manuscript.
• Willingness and ability to work with food animal species.
• Experience in scientific controlled experiments involving beef and dairy cattle, sheep and horses.
• Experience in extensive molecular protocols and analytical methods.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.

- May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions.

- Ability to lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

Posting Number: SP002616P

Posting Date: 10/20/2020

Closing Date: 11/4/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:
Please note: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable and can be uploaded into your application as Document #3.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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