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Job ID: 148812

Poultry Research Specialist - Extended
North Carolina A & T State University

Date Posted Nov. 4, 2020
Title Poultry Research Specialist - Extended
University North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department University Farm
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Poultry Science
    Agricultural - General

Minimum Experience/Education
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Optional Guidelines:
Contributing: 4 year degree; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Journey: 4 year degree + 1 year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Advanced: 4 year degree + 3 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
B.S. Degree in Animal /Poultry sciences with 2 years of experience working with poultry production systems/industry.
Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical skills useful. Experience working in the poultry industry or direct connections to potential industry partners.

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
The primary purpose of this position is to manage and oversee the Poultry Research Unit and to coordinate experimental protocols with the Principal Investigator for implementation. Hire and supervise student personnel. Administer, develop and implement animal care policies and procedures, establish short-term goals for the unit and manage/maintain all aspects of production in this area.To monitor and maintain working relationships with industry partners utilizing the unit to grow the program.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The University Farm is a vital component of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, which is the oldest academic unit at North Carolina A&T State University. The primary purpose of the farm is to provide resources in the form of land, animals, water, personnel, expertise, equipment and facilities to researchers conducting studies in agriculture and serve as an outdoor laboratory for the CAES. The University farm is a 492 acre unit owned by the university with 15 permanent employees, 2-4 temporary employees and numerous student employees; annually and seasonal.
The farm serves approximately 25 scientists from A&T, and 4 to 6 scientists from surrounding universities, encompassing studies in crops, animals aquaculture, organics, soils and pesticides. To further facilitate these studies, the farm is divided into 7 different units, with each having a coordinator and staff or student labor to orchestra given protocols. These units are: swine, beef cow, dairy, poultry, small ruminant, field crops and horticulture. Each of these areas is an intricate part of interdisciplinary studies at the university and in the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. The units are use weekly by agriculture and related classes during the semester for their practical, hands on experience and laboratory exercises. The farm is within 3 miles of the main campus, thus providing easy access to instructors, classes, as well as graduate and under graduate students conducting continual education studies. The farm is also a great resource for the community by providing weekly tours for local,regional,state and national groups seeking exposure and the experience of a model farm.

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