Visiting Research Specialist in Agriculture- Animal Sciences (145635)

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Visiting Research Specialist in Agriculture

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position: Visiting Research Specialist in Agriculture, Full Time Academic Professional Position in the Department of Animal Sciences responsible for conducting research in companion animal and comparative nutrition.


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Oversee research projects ensuring laboratory supplies, accurate logs, and record books; troubleshooting and resolving problems; performing analytical assays.

Conduct laboratory analysis, with main focus on chromatography (i.e., GC-MS and HPLC).

Support animal studies by assisting to develop and execute nutritional interventions and sample collections.

Ensure compliance of daily operational laboratory procedures that support ongoing and future research projects.

Supervise graduate students, undergraduate students and visiting scholar’s research and train new employees.

Other duties as assigned to advance the mission of the department.



Education: B. S. required in chemistry, biochemistry, or similar field.

Experience: Experience with laboratory analysis, including chromatography (HPLC and GC-MS) and spectrophotometry. Experience with working with monogastric animals in a research setting including daily animal care, fecal and blood collections, sample processing. Attention to detail required, as is the ability to work well in a team environment.


Education: Master’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or similar field.

Proposed Start Date: As soon as possible after the closing date.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Appointment Details: FLSA exempt, 100%-time Visiting Academic Professional position, 12-month service bases. This position may become non-visiting at a later time dependent upon funding and programmatic needs.

For full consideration, applications must be received by May 21, 2021. To apply, all candidates must create your candidate profile at and upload, as a single pdf file, a cover letter and CV/resume (months and years of employment must be included). An online application will require names and contact information including email address for three professional references. Interviews may be conducted before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.

Questions can be directed to Maria de Godoy, ([email protected]), (217) 300-0226. Additional information about the Department can be found at

The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

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College Name or Administrative Unit:College of ACES Category:6-Research Title:Visiting Research Specialist in Agriculture- Animal Sciences (145635) Open Date:05/06/2021 Close Date:05/21/2021 Organization Name:Animal Sciences




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Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time