Junior Specialist - Liu Lab
Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis
The Liu lab in the Department of Animal Science at the University of
California, Davis is currently seeking a Junior Specialist, 50% time for
duration of 6 months with the possibility of extension depending on funding.
This position will be involved in interdisciplinary studies focusing on
questions in animal nutrition, immunology, physiology, and possible
microbiology. Successful candidates will also participate in animal trials and
laboratory studies. General responsibilities include: laboratory support
(maintaining lab, organizing lab, and lab supply ordering), animal trial support
(setting up facilities, feeding animals, and collecting samples), and sample
analysis and data management. Otherwise, junior specialists will be actively and
significantly involved in reviewing journal articles, engaging in discussions on
research and the interpretation of research results, participating in
appropriate professional societies or groups and other educational and research
organizations, presenting research data in lab meeting or society annual
conferences, and publishing manuscripts. The ideal candidate will have strong
interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability
to work well independently and as part of a team.
- Bachelor degree in Animal Science or a related field
with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in laboratory and/or
animal nutrition related research
- Ability to organize supplies for laboratory and small
- Skills to provide on-farm data collection and
laboratory assistance with proximate analysis for feed
- Skills following research sampling protocol to handle
and transport samples, and maintain records from sampling events
and laboratory analyses
- Knowledge and skills working with Microsoft suite
(Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint) for information outreach, data
management and summation.
PREFERRED QULIFICATIONS (OPTIONAL)
- Animal nutrition education background.
- Experience working at feed companies or livestock
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