University of Idaho
Research Support Specialist
Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences
$34,235 annually or higher depending on education and experience
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.
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.
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.
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by February 15, 2019 will be given priority consideration.
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
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