Post Doctoral Associate
Posting Number NCA151P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/22509
Working Title Post Doctoral Associate
Position Number 16379
Department Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences
About the University
About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture
The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
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Job Type Staff
Summary of Job Duties
As a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the incumbent will identify, enumerate, and infer movement and fate of antimicrobial resistant (AMR) bacteria and residues through the life cycle of broiler chickens (antibiotic treatment-to excreta via manure (both poultry litter and cattle)-through the environment. Duties include but are not limited to processing and analyzing plant, poultry litter, soil, and water samples for genotypic and phenotypic analyses including next generation microbial DNA amplicon sequencing, PCR, and qPCR. Responsibilities also include metagenomics statistical analysis for phylogenetic predictions based on AMR bacterial presence. Incumbent is expected to have previous bioinformatics software experience, a strong microbiology background, and extensive laboratory experience.
Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
Ph.D. in Agronomy, Soil Science, Food Science, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Food Safety, or a closely related field. A Ph.D. student will be considered for an assistantship if the candidate has an appropriate background.
Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No
If yes, please specify
Preference will be given to those applicants who have extensive laboratory experience and knowledge of instruments. Additionally, the applicant is expected to have previous bioinformatics software experience, a strong microbiology background, and extensive laboratory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Physical activities associated with this position
Physical Conditions The worker is subject to extreme cold. Temperatures typically below 32 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity., The worker is subject to extreme heat. Temperatures above 100 degrees for periods of more than one hour. Consideration should be given to the effect of other environmental conditions, such as wind and humidity.
Work Schedule 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. , M-F (some variation)
Overtime Eligible No
Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No
Work Location/Building Fayetteville Campus AGRI/PTSC
Benefits Eligible Yes
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Commensurate with experience
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? Yes
Does this position require a background check? Yes
Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 09/25/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Start Date
Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)
Recruitment Contact Information
Special Instructions Summary
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application