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University of Idaho
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Posted: 04/5/2017
Research Technician
Salary: $13.50 - $16.65

University of Idaho

Research Technician

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $13.50 - $16.65/hour

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

The incumbent for this position with be responsible for implementing research projects with Sheep, Beef and Dairy cattle. He or she is responsible for supervising, training, evaluating and setting schedules for board appointed, temporary and student employees for ongoing research projects. This person will make sure all projects are in compliance with IACUC regulations and all proper paperwork is up to date and available. He or she will be responsible for implementing and maintaining research SOP's for animal sampling and husbandry while on a project. If/ when there are no active large animal research projects, this employee will act as an assistant at any and all of the animal units at PREEC .

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: BS degree in Dairy or Animal Science or related field within 3 months of hire and at least 2 years experience; OR 4 years of related experience

Experience with: maintenance and operation of livestock projection equipment; computerized record keeping; basic research principles.

Ability to: maintain accurate records and manage feed and nutrient management activities.

Demonstrated Ability to: work with diverse individuals; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; handle large animals; supervise and train others; Some supervisory experience

Must be able to work flexible hours

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience and interest in research involving large animals.

Experience with: large animals carrying human pathogens; maintenance and operation of livestock project/farm equipment and vehicles; basic research principles; safety practices necessary in handling animals and human pathogens; operation of a skid-steer loader, and loading and towing of livestock trailers.

Working knowledge of sanitation procedures necessary in livestock care and handling large animal waste.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

Willingness and ability to lift, carry, or otherwise move items weighing up to 50 pounds.

Posting Number: SP001350P

Posting Date: 04/04/2017

Closing Date: 4/18/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

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

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.