Post Doctoral Research Associate
Category: Other Professional
Department: Food and Animal Science
Locations: Normal, AL
Posted: Jun 16, 2022
Closes: Open Until Filled
Position ID: 149118
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
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
Contributes to general laboratory operations, including biological sample
processing, colorimetric techniques and operates and maintains
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
Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction
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.
Minimum Position Requirements (including certifications, licenses, etc.):
DVM and MS in Environmental Stress Physiology, Animal Science or related
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
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
Additional skills : Supervisory/leadership skills; communication and
research presentation skills, comfortable working with biological samples and
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.
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.
Please submit the following documents online to be considered for the
Resume (include all work experience/history)
Unofficial transcript (if applicable)
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