University of Idaho
Research Associate II
Col of Agricultural & Life
$54,412.80 or higher depending on
Performs research activities and analysis; implements, evaluates
and recommends adjustments to research procedures. Responsible for
synthesizing and independently preparing results for publication.
Works under general supervision with a significant degree of
creativity and latitude. May coordinate research operations and the
daily activities of junior research personnel.
- Participating in planning and/or designing of major scientific
projects, studies, or applications
- Planning and conducting research and analysis of scientific
- Preparing graphic and narrative reports
- Interpreting test results and comparing with determined
standards and limits
- Performing site inspections and field oversight if field work
- Planning, designing, developing, monitoring and/or evaluating a
distinct portion of a scientific project, study or
- Researching, designing, implementing, standardizing, and
evaluating new procedures
- Maintaining detailed records of results and prepares written
reports acceptable to the Principal Investigator and funding
- Other duties as assigned
Provide support of functions and laboratory activities associated
with research and creative scholarship in the Margaret Ritchie
School of Family and Consumer Sciences; disciplines may include
human nutrition, child development, human development and family
studies, and textiles/apparel. Provide training for lab personnel,
undergraduate students, and graduate students by supervising and
overseeing training on the major and minor general instruments
within research laboratories. Provide regular oversight of proper
maintenance and operation of laboratory instruments. 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 laboratory/group
meetings and in journal clubs. Serve as a team member for various
committees within the school as appropriate.
- Master of Science (MS) degree in nutrition, food science,
chemistry, biology, physiology, animal science, dairy science,
veterinary science, or closely related scientific degree.
- Two years of research experience beyond receipt of master’s
degree related to the domain of this position.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- At least 2 years of experience working with a variety of
standard laboratory techniques and approaches.
- Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills.
- Evidence of strong work ethic.
- Competency using computers and analytical equipment.
- Knowledge about and experience conducting controlled
- Ability to manage data to the final report form, either
abstract or manuscript.
- Willingness and ability to work with human subjects and
- Willingness and ability to coordinate duties among more than
- Advanced training and experience in molecular biology
protocols, microbiology, gas chromatography, and/or analysis of
micronutrients and macronutrients.
- Experience conducting human studies.
- Experience conducting animal studies.
- Basic competence in statistical approaches.
- Experience writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Ability to carry, lift or otherwise move heavy materials
weighing up to 40 pounds.
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by October 23, 2022, will receive first
IMPORTANT: To be considered, your
“Letter of Qualification”
must address EACH of
the required qualifications, including pertinent education and/or
experience. In addition, to improve your ranking during the
evaluation process, address as many of the Preferred Qualifications
as possible. Information on a resume WILL NOT be accepted as a
substitute for submitting a Letter of Qualification.
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative