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Research Associate Floating Raceway Production

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, Kentucky, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 6, 2024
TITLE: Research Associate – Floating Raceway Production

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences

REPORTS TO: Faculty/Principal Investigator

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time 

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of the Faculty/Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Associate – Floating Raceway position, will perform research and Extension activities within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University. This position will also serve as a support for the ACE. This is a split appointment with 75% research and 25% extension delegation of time and effort.

The successful candidate will conduct research and Extension activities in floating raceways within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University.

The Research Associate – Floating Raceways Production will perform research and Extension activities within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University. Research and Extension duties include assisting in the planning, designing, and implementation of floating raceway, maintenance of floating raceway systems, overseeing the operation of the Floating Raceway Research and Demonstration facility, providing facility tours, assisting stakeholders with questions related to aquaculture and floating raceways, and other duties as required. This position will also serve as a support for ACE. This is a split appointment with 75% research and 25% extension delegation of time and effort. Some travel related to the above responsibilities, approximately 10%, is required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Assist in the designing and implementation of floating raceway research.
  • Perform fish husbandry activities, sampling, and data collection.
  • Assist with construction and launching raceways.
  • Maintain aquatic animal health.
  • Maintain detailed data in proper spreadsheet layout.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Supervise undergraduate/graduate students and technicians.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of the Floating Raceway Research and Demonstration facility.
  • Support and participate in extension/outreach activities related to floating raceways.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
  • Knowledge of aquaculture, fish production, floating raceway design, construction and management.
  • Some experience with recirculating aquaculture systems.
  • Effective oral and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, but cooperatively work with others.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, punctuality, and ability to work independently are essential.
  • Ability to organize a diverse workload.
  • Exhibit professional and personable demeanor.
  • Ability to work with groups from K-12 to senior citizens.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel and overnight stays may be necessary (approximately 10% of total work).
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:
  • This position will be responsible for supervising high school and undergraduate students.
WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
  • May work outside in adverse weather conditions.
  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and humidity.
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds.
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
  • This job involves travel. The position will have statewide responsibilities. Out-of-state travel may be necessary to attend conferences or other events.
OTHER DUTIES:
  • This position will perform other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • M.S. in Aquaculture, Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology, or related field.
Licensing and Certifications: NA

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 




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KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform.

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