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Research Specialist II
Job SummaryThe successful candidate will conduct research on livestock production in a tropical environment, supervise program staff, develop research technologies, establish and maintain research facilities
Under the direction of the Animal Science Research Faculty, the successful candidate will conduct research on livestock (hair sheep and beef cattle) production in a tropical environment, supervise program staff, develop research technologies, establish and maintain research facilities and will assist with on-going projects on livestock production.
The successful candidate will be responsible for supervising the maintaining the research facilities and equipment, grant writing, planning and initiating experiments, collecting and analyzing data, writing peer reviewed journal articles and other publications, presenting papers at regional, national and international conferences and providing animal science training in seminars, workshops and short courses, and performing other related duties as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in animal science or a related field and two years of experience in Animal Science;
- Experience in handling and managing livestock (sheep and cattle);
- Knowledge of animal science, reproductive physiology, animal management, animal health, parasitology, nutrition, behaviour, environmental physiology, genetics, agriculture, animal care and handling;
- Experience with data entry, record keeping, use of desktop computer software;
- Knowledge of laboratory analysis, experimental design and statistical analysis, data collection, either numerical information (weights) or biological samples (blood and fecal samples, body temperature);
- Ability to recognize animal health problems, work as part of a team, and communicate with the public and scientific community, make oral presentations to large groups; organize work efficiently, work independently