Post Doctoral Research Associate

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

United States

July 21, 2022

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Post Doctoral Research Associate

Category: Other Professional Subscribe: Department: Food and Animal Science Locations: Normal, AL Posted: Jun 16, 2022 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Position ID: 149118

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About Alabama A &M University :

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 6,100-student population a wide range of course offerings under the College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Public Affairs; College of Education, Humanities and Behavioral Sciences and College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Science. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

Job Description:

Summary:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the primary purpose of the Postdoctoral Fellow position is to perform specialized research activities and complete advanced experimental procedures in an environmental/transportation stress-focused laboratory independently.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Designs, discusses, and performs diverse experimental models and techniques related to the study of environmental stress physiology in cattle, sheep and goats at the Winfred Thomas Agricultural Research Station (WTARS)
  • Contributes to general laboratory operations, including biological sample processing, colorimetric techniques and operates and maintains experimental equipment.
  • Records and analyzes data from experiments.
  • Contributes to the development of performance standards, selection of methodology, instrumentation and coordination of the biochemical, physiology and instrumentation functions to ensure conformance with research goals.
  • Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction Principal Investigator.
  • Attends and participates in seminars and supervise student employees.
  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage research experiments using food animals (cattle, sheep, goat) and provide support for research and teaching, and perform standard research procedures in collaboration with project investigator.
  • Analyze data and write manuscripts.
  • Manage biological samples (blood, fecal, saliva, urine, hair, etc.) collection, processing and storage or submission to labs for testing.
  • Requirements:

    Minimum Position Requirements (including certifications, licenses, etc.):

  • DVM and MS in Environmental Stress Physiology, Animal Science or related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience directly related to the duties specified.
  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications in high impact journals.
  • Experience with biological sample collection; livestock feeding and record keeping.
  • Preferred Qualifications Education: DVM and MS degrees in Environmental Stress Physiology, Animal Science or related field

    Supervisory responsibilities: Supervise/train student employees

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Skills : Effective communication skills are essential for functioning efficiently and productively in this team-oriented environment; skills in large animal handling; problem solving skills; mechanical skills; attention to detail.

    Additional skills : Supervisory/leadership skills; communication and research presentation skills, comfortable working with biological samples and data.

    Typical physical demands: Ability to perform practical and manual activities; heavy lifting often required with the ability to lift at least 50 pounds; mobility necessary for the completion of essential functions. Often exposed to one or more elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, etc.

    Additional Information:

    SALARY:

    The salary for each position is based on the grade/tier in which the position is placed, and the salary within the grade/tier is based on the number of years of related experience or number of years in the hiring rank.

    CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

    Alabama A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

    Alabama A&M University encourages applications for employment from persons who are members of groups that have been underrepresented based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability.

    Application Instructions:

    Please submit the following documents online to be considered for the position:

  • Employment Application
  • Resume (include all work experience/history)
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript (if applicable)
  • Already have an AAMU Employment Account? Login to add documents or update your account.

    URL: www. aamu.edu

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