Program Associate

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Posting Number NCA189P

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Working Title Program Associate

Position Number 16582

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 Center of Excellence for Poultry Science consists of:

the Poultry Science Department
the Cooperative Extension Service

The Poultry Science Department offers Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Please visit the University's Admissions link to learn more about becoming a student.

With six poultry science departments globally, and an industry in need of talent and future leaders, our graduates with a major in poultry science enjoy 100% job placement opportunities - locally, nationally and internationally.

30 faculty in various fields of study
5 scientists from USDA-ARS
associated faculty from several departments on the Fayetteville campus and from other campuses within the State of Arkansas

Department Facilities:
112,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom complex located on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, campus.
poultry research farm, pilot processing plant,
feed mill,poultry health and isolation unit,
commercial style research farm for broilers and broiler breeders, departmental cell sorting and characterization center and the
central analytical laboratory.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The appointed individual will supervise and conduct poultry nutrition research in the laboratory within the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and also at the Poultry Research Farm. The mission of the nutrition laboratory is to identify environmentally sustainable and economically viable feeding strategies to improve the efficiency of commercial poultry production. Principal responsibilities will include coordination of basic and applied research conducted in the laboratory and on the University Poultry Research farm.

Laboratory responsibilities will involve use and maintenance of standard analytical equipment utilized for nutrient analysis and metabolism including equipment utilized in gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry. The responsibilities will include the management of chemical and supply inventories and development and optimization of laboratory protocols. On-farm research responsibilities will include coordination of animal care and husbandry, preparation of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) animal use protocols and yearly reviews, formulate research feeds, plan and conduct poultry research trials, utilize and coordinate indirect calorimetry research, determine bird and egg composition with dual energy x-ray (DEXA), and collection of biological samples. Training and supervision of students and hourly workers in the above duties are key responsibilities. Prepare final reports with statistical analysis of collected data.

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.

B.S. Degree in the field of Poultry or Animal Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, or Biology, plus three years of related experience, or a M.S. Degree in the field of Poultry or Animal Science, Nutrition, Chemistry, or Biology.

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

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division's Office of Affirmative Action at [email protected].

Physical Conditions The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions. Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes., The employee is subject to outside environmental conditions. No effective protection from the weather., The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The employee 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 employee 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., The employee is subject to noise. There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above ambient noise level., The employee is subject to vibration. Exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body., The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, biological, radiological or hazardous materials., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation., The employee is subject to work in close quarters (i.e. narrow aisles, crawl spaces, shafts, manholes, small enclosed rooms, sewage and line pipes) and other areas that could cause claustrophobia.

Work Schedule M-F 8:00-4:30

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 Center of Excellence for POSC

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 06/27/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 07/16/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Patrice Sims
[email protected]

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

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

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





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      Posted: 6/14/2018
      Application Due: 6/28/2018
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