Research Technician

Posting Number CA83P

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Working Title Research Technician

Position Number 13133

Department Poultry Science

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.

About the College/Department

The Poultry Science Department consists of approximately 30 nationally respected faculty in various fields of study. Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. programs are offered by the Department.

The Poultry Science Department/Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is housed in an 112,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom complex located on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, campus. Additional poultry science facilities are located within close proximity to the campus and include a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, a feed mill, a poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers and broiler breeders.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The appointed individual will be responsible for managing the on-farm research program concerned with the study of correlated responses to selection for traits of economic importance. The principle responsibilities of the individual involve maintenance and care of research populations and facilities at the poultry research farm. This responsibility includes the management and scheduling of hourly workers, feed ordering, coordination of hatchery, processing and barn space necessary for student research projects and ensuring the efficient running of the "on farm" quantitative genetics laboratory and maintenance of the selected chicken and quail research populations at the poultry research farm. Additional responsibilities include submission of necessary work orders and protocols for barn use.

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.

The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of experience in a performing tests in a research laboratory.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

A successful candidate should have demonstrated group management, organizational and time management skills. Applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and have the ability to contribute to a team environment. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software, in particular Excel is required.

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at

Physical Conditions The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

Work Schedule M-F, 8-4:30

Overtime Eligible Yes

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 POSC

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary 21,827

Pay Grade Level C109

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 03/19/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 04/02/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Patrice Sims

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

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

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)
    Optional Documents


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