Research Specialist

University of Idaho
March 16, 2023
Offerd Salary:$17.74
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full Time
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Position Information

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Posting Number SP003416P Position Title Research Specialist Division/College Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences Department Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences Location Moscow Position Overview

Provide support of AVFS Departmental functions and laboratory activities associated with the department. Provide training for lab personnel and graduate students by supervising and overseeing training of graduate students on the major and minor general instruments within laboratories. Provide regular oversight of proper maintenance and operation of instruments. Provide research support and actively support research experiments in animal nutrition, physiology, muscle biology, immunology, and disease, and assist graduate students. Assists 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 Lab Meetings and in Journal Clubs. Serve as a team member for hiring committees, awards and staff appreciation committees.

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The Department of Animal, Veterinary and Food Sciences conducts focused, comprehensive and integrated research and teaching programs that directly support animal agriculture and food science.

Position Qualifications

Required Experience

  • Following pre-established procedures or protocols.
  • Analyzing scientific data.
  • Keeping complete and accurate records.
  • Working in a team environment.
  • Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in animal science, physiology, nutrition, dairy science, veterinary science or closely related scientific degree.
  • Required Other Additional Preferred

  • Master's degree in animal science, physiology, nutrition, dairy science, veterinary science or closely related scientific degree, or 3 years equivalent experience in scientific controlled experiments involving beef and dairy cattle, sheep and horses.
  • Experience in extensive molecular protocols and analytical methods.
  • Must possess: good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated skills related to computers and analytical equipment.
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting controlled experiments and management of data to the final report form, either abstract or manuscript.
  • Willingness and ability to work with food animal species.
  • Physical Requirements & Working Conditions

  • Lift, carry, and/or otherwise move heavy materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances.
  • May be required to work in adverse environmental conditions.
  • Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of application

    Posting Information

    FLSA Status Overtime Eligible

    Employee Category Classified Pay Range $17.74 per hour or higher depending on education and experience. Type of Appointment Fiscal Year FTE


    Full Time/Part Time Full Time Funding This position is contingent upon the continuation of work and/or funding. A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. Uncertain Posting Date 06/06/2022 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Posting will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.

    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.

    Applicant Resources Background Check Statement

    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

    EEO Statement

    The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and educational programs.

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  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Qualification
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