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Job ID: 117714

Research Support Specialist
University of Idaho

Date Posted Dec. 26, 2018
Title Research Support Specialist
University University of Idaho
Moscow, ID, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Animal Science
    Veterinary Science/Medicine
    Food & Nutritional Science
    Dairy Science

University of Idaho

Research Support Specialist

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Classified

Pay Range: $34,235 annually or higher depending on education and experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Provide support of functions and laboratory activities associated with the Margaret Ritchie School of Family and Consumer Sciences. Provide training for lab personnel, undergraduate students, and graduate students by supervising and overseeing training on the major and minor general instruments within research laboratories. Provide regular oversight of proper maintenance and operation of instruments. Provide research support and actively support laboratory-based research experiments in human nutrition, food safety, child and family development, and textiles. Assist 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 laboratory meetings and in journal clubs. Serve as a team member for various committees within the school as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master of science (MS) degree in nutrition, food science, chemistry, biology, physiology, animal science, dairy science, veterinary science, or closely related scientific degree.
At least 2 years of experience working with a variety of standard laboratory techniques and approaches.
Good written communication skills.
Demonstrated and strong work ethic.
Competency using computers and analytical equipment.
Knowledge about and experience conducting controlled experiments.
Ability to manage data to the final report form, either abstract or manuscript.
Willingness and ability to work with human subjects.
Willingness and ability to coordinate duties between more than one supervisor.

Preferred Qualifications:

Advanced training and experience in molecular biology protocols, microbiology, gas chromatography, and analysis of micronutrients and macronutrients.
Experience conducting human studies.
Basic competence in statistical approaches.
Good interpersonal skills.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

May be required to work with toxic, volatile and corrosive chemicals and/or carcinogenic substances; may be required to work in adverse environmental conditions and/or carry or lift heavy materials.

Posting Number: SP002032P

Posting Date: 12/20/2018

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:

Applications received by February 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

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.

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