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Research Associate Floating Raceway Production

Employer
Kentucky State University
Location
Frankfort, KY, US

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

TITLE: Research Associate – Floating Raceway Production 

DEPARTMENT: College of Agriculture, Community and the Sciences 

REPORTS TO: Faculty/Principal Investigator 

CLASSIFICATION: Staff-12 months 

EFFECTIVE DATE: TBD 

STANDARD WORK HOURS: 37.5 hours per week 

EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time  

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt 

 

JOB SUMMARY:  

 

Under the supervision of the Faculty/Principal Investigator (PI), the Research Associate – Floating Raceway position, will perform research and Extension activities within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University. This position will also serve as a support for the ACE. This is a split appointment with 75% research and 25% extension delegation of time and effort.  

The successful candidate will conduct research and Extension activities in floating raceways within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University.   

 

The Research Associate – Floating Raceways Production will perform research and Extension activities within the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Sciences (CACS) Aquaculture Program at Kentucky State University. Research and Extension duties include assisting in the planning, designing, and implementation of floating raceway, maintenance of floating raceway systems, overseeing the operation of the Floating Raceway Research and Demonstration facility, providing facility tours, assisting stakeholders with questions related to aquaculture and floating raceways, and other duties as required. This position will also serve as a support for ACE. This is a split appointment with 75% research and 25% extension delegation of time and effort. Some travel related to the above responsibilities, approximately 10%, is required. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  

 

  • Assist in the designing and implementation of floating raceway research.
  • Perform fish husbandry activities, sampling, and data collection.
  • Assist with construction and launching raceways.
  • Maintain aquatic animal health.
  • Maintain detailed data in proper spreadsheet layout.
  • Publish research in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Supervise undergraduate/graduate students and technicians.
  • Oversee operation and maintenance of the Floating Raceway Research and Demonstration facility.
  • Support and participate in extension/outreach activities related to floating raceways.
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    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:  

     

     

  • Knowledge of aquaculture, fish production, floating raceway design, construction and management.
  • Some experience with recirculating aquaculture systems.
  • Effective oral and writing skills.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, but cooperatively work with others.
  • Initiative, resourcefulness, punctuality, and ability to work independently are essential.
  • Ability to organize a diverse workload.
  • Exhibit professional and personable demeanor.
  • Ability to work with groups from K-12 to senior citizens.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Travel and overnight stays may be necessary (approximately 10% of total work).
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    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: 

  • This position will be responsible for supervising high school and undergraduate students.
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    WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:  

     

  • May work outside in adverse weather conditions.
  • Work involves considerable exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures and humidity. 
  • Extensive physical activity. Requires strenuous physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects over 50 pounds. 
  • Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions. 
  • This job involves travel. The position will have statewide responsibilities. Out-of-state travel may be necessary to attend conferences or other events.
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    OTHER DUTIES:  

     

  • This position will perform other duties as required.
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    QUALIFICATIONS:  

     

  • M.S. in Aquaculture, Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology, or related field.
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    Licensing and Certifications: NA 

     

     

     

     

    ACKNOWLEDGMENT 

     

    I have received, reviewed and fully understand the job description for ____________________. I further understand that I am responsible for the satisfactory execution of the essential functions described therein, under any and all conditions as described. 
 

    
 

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    KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform. 

    Organization

    Our Mission

    Kentucky State University is the state's unique, small, liberal studies institution with the lowest student-faculty ratio in the state system. The University shall serve as a residential institution with a range of traditional collegiate programs appropriate to its unique role.

    Geographic Region
    Kentucky State University's geographic region shall be state-wide for its liberal studies mission, its land grant functions, and its service to state government. In addition, Kentucky State University's primary service area for commuting students shall be for Franklin and contiguous counties.

    Institutional Admission Standards
    Kentucky State University shall admit students to the institution under selective admission standards to which exceed the minimum guidelines established by the Council on Higher Education, with only limited exceptions. Institutional policy for admitting under-prepared students, including the removal of academic deficiencies within a specified time frame. Through this approach, the University seeks to provide broad access and high-quality programs.

    Degree Levels
    Selected associate and baccalaureate degree programs shall be oriented toward liberal studies and selected career opportunities related to state government services. Kentucky State University shall offer selected master's degree programs based on demonstrated need, with priority given to a public administration curriculum to meet the needs of state government.

    Strategic Directions/Program Priorities
    The University shall focus on liberal studies programming. Drawing upon its African-American heritage, the University will promote the values and methods of interdisciplinary and multicultural education in its liberal studies offerings. All students shall participate in common curricula that explore the liberal studies. Drawing upon the multicultural strengths of the University, emphasis shall be placed on preparing minority students for careers in education and in other selected professions including business, computer science, nursing, human services, and public services. These strategic priorities translate into a core of liberal arts baccalaureate degree programs, in addition to degree programs at the associate [A], baccalaureate [B], and master's [M] levels that may include the following: education [B]; business [B]; computer science [A,B]; nursing [A]; home economics [B]; human services [B]; and public administration [B,M].

    Enhancement of Instruction
    The University shall emphasize teaching. Meeting student needs shall be paramount. The University shall focus on the needs of its students, which include, but are not limited to, full-time and part-time residential students, commuting students from its primary service area, and state governmental employees.

    Service and Research Functions
    Kentucky State University, as the 1890 land grant institution in the system, shall carry out its responsibilities under federal law and participate fully in appropriate U.S. Department of Agriculture programs, in accord with the mission of the University.

    Kentucky State University shall be the major repository for the collection of books, records, and artifacts relative to the history and status of African-American citizens of the Commonwealth and elsewhere. The University shall make such materials available for casual and scholarly study.

    Kentucky State University shall focus on meeting the applied research and service needs of state government.

    Collaborative Ventures
    The priority master's degree program offered by Kentucky State University shall be carefully articulated with related doctoral programs offered by the doctoral-granting institutions in the system. The University shall develop and employ telecommunication resources to communicate with other institutions in the fulfillment of its mission. Curriculum development shall emphasize the transfer of credits form other institutions toward degree completion.

    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

    Efficiency and Effectiveness
    Kentucky State University shall promote cost effectiveness in academic programming and institutional management. Strategic planning resulting in the elimination of duplicative or non-productive programs is essential while the development of carefully selected new programs compatible with the mission is appropriate. Measures of quality and performance shall be the foundation of the University's accountability system which promotes the continuous improvement of programs and services.

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    502-597-6000
    Location
    400 E Main St
    Frankfort
    Kentucky
    40601
    US

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