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Research Scientist I or II, Life Sciences

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 7, 2022

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University of Idaho

Research Scientist I or II, Life Sciences

Location: Off Campus Location - Hagerman

Division/College: University Research (Div)

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience

FTE: 1.0

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
The Aquaculture Research Institute seeks to hire a Research Scientist I or II for a project funded for two years.The employee in this position will conduct research individually and as part of collaborative teams within the Aquaculture Research Institute at the Hagerman Fish Culture Experiment Station, Hagerman, Idaho. This position will perform research on fish physiology with an emphasis on growth, nutrition and gut health. A significant portion of this position involves the development of sponsored research projects from industry and governmental granting agencies, reporting and manuscript preparation, lab management, and graduate student mentoring. The incumbent will perform and oversee physiological, biochemical and molecular analyses, with an emphasis on genomic tools. Standard statistical methods will be applied to the data and interpreted for reporting and publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Research Scientist IServes as an independent researcher, or a collaborator on a multi-scholar research initiative. May have lead responsibility for discrete components of a larger project under the general direction of a senior or principal researcher.

Research Scientist IIDesigns and manages all aspects of a research portfolio complimentary to that of other research scientists or research faculty. Often maintains active research collaborations external to the university.

Minimum Qualifications:
Research Scientist IDoctoral degree in Aquaculture, Animal Sciences, Fisheries, Biology, Biotechnology or related field; A master’s degree plus an additional two years of research experience may be substituted for a Ph.D.

Research Scientist IIDoctoral degree in Aquaculture, Animal Sciences, Fisheries, Biology, Biotechnology or related field. Research Scientist IThree years of research experience related to the domain of this position
Research Scientist II 5 years of research experience beyond receipt of doctoral degreeDemonstrated record of research achievementParticipation in the development and submission of sponsored project proposals

Preferred Qualifications:
Research Scientist IRecord of writing proposals and acquiring externally funded grants.Record of 2 or more lead-author publications in peer reviewed journals.Experience with molecular/genomic assays, experimental design and data analysis.Experience conducting research with fish.

Research Scientist IIDemonstrating ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team.Experience serving as PI or Co-PI on extramurally funded research.Experience working with industry on the development and execution of sponsored research projects.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003628P

Posting Date: 10/07/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Preferential review of applications will begin on October 24, 2022.
Applicants, please state in your letter of qualification how you meet all of the required qualifications, and any applicable preferred qualifications.

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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