University of Illinois
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)
Department of Animal Sciences
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SHORT DESCRIPTION SUMMARIZING POSITION
Full-time, 100% appointment, primary responsibilities will include organizing, coordinating, and providing managerial support for an Animal Sciences research laboratory.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Manage the beef cattle nutrition research laboratory and assist in coordination of research projects. Facilitate purchasing, maintaining financial records, and conducting semi-independent research.
2. Perform analytical assays, sample preparation, preparation of laboratory reagents, solutions, and proximate analysis.
3. Ensure lab personnel compliance with all standard operating procedures and required training including biological, chemical and radiation safety.
4. Provide meticulous record-keeping and perform statistical analysis of research data.
5. Create, organize, and maintain accurate laboratory records, including daily logs and record books. Update and maintain IACUC protocols and associated training.
6. Oversee collection of farm data, assist with grant applications, and generate progress reports for funded studies.
7. Collaborate with other laboratory personnel and students on research projects.
8. Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate students.
9. Assist with other related lab activities as needed.
10. Some work will be required during evenings and/or weekends. When working, the employee may be exposed to a variety of environmental factors to include, but not limited to, hot or cold weather, exposure to noise and allergens, and uneven ground. In performing the functions of this position, the employee may be subjected to various mental and physical demands as well to include, but not limited to, independently traveling to and performing work at different locations, lifting and moving items that may frequently weigh up to fifty (50) pounds and occasionally weigh up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and twisting, pushing and pulling movements. More detailed information regarding the functions of this position (including the physical, mental and environmental requirements of the position) may be obtained from Human Resources for the Department of Animal Sciences by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Required: Bachelors in Animal Sciences or a related field.
Preferred: Masters in Animal Science or a related field.
Required: Familiarity in proximate analysis, animal handling, and general laboratory management practices. Two year of experience working in an animal sciences research laboratory. Familiarity with animal care and use procedures. Experience maintaining data records and attention to detail. The ability to work efficiently in a team environment. Experience managing a lab and training personnel. Excellent organizational skills. Good oral and written communication skills.
Preferred: Beef cattle nutrition experience at a research and teaching facility. Knowledge of beef cattle management. Experience working with a GrowSafe system. Experience with in vitro fermentation and in situ procedures. Familiarity or experience with nucleic acid extraction. Understanding of research and statistical design.
SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
APPOINTMENT STATUS: Full-time, 100% appointment.
LOCATION: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
PROPOSED STARTING DATE: May 16, 2017.
Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references by March 30, 2017. All requested information must be submitted via the online system for your application to be considered. For further information please contact Carolyn Thomas, Department of Animal Sciences, email@example.com.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
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