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Staff Research Associate

Company: University of California - Davis
Location: Tulare
Posted on: April 30, 2019

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UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
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Staff Research Associate
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$20.74 - $24.75/hr
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Appointment Description:
50% variable, Days and Hours to be arranged
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This position is covered by a collective bargaining unit
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Job Summary:
Under general supervision, provide research support in the field and laboratory. Execute research utilizing varied scientific techniques following specific study protocols.
Collect on-farm samples including but not limited to: feed, blood, feces and milk. Samples will be tested in laboratory. Prepare and transport samples. Operate and maintain laboratory equipment in good working order. Purchasing and stocking laboratory supplies. Train students in lab safety, research protocols and oversee student research performance. Supervise use and maintenance of laboratory equipment (computers, centrifuges, microscopes, incubators, etc.). Physical Demands:
-Squat, kneel, bend, stoop and stand.
-Lift up to 50 pounds of equipment, supplies and other materials.
-Work safely around dairy cattle on commercial operations.
-Handle, move, and transport animals in ways that meet animal welfare requirements.
-Avoid injury to self or animals in lockup facilities, loose in corrals and in milking parlors.
-Must be able to tolerate strong odors and the sight of exposed animal tissues and blood products.
- May be required to work in an area where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position are, but are not limited to rabies, salmonella, cryptosporidia, and campylobacter. Work Environment:
Work occasional overtime including evenings, weekends and holidays asneeded, usually on short notice to meet operational needs.

Valid CA driver's license required.

This position is subject to Medical Surveillance procedures and review in accordance with Federal and State Laws and Regulations and University Policy.

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space. Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks. Yes

Minimum Qualifications:
-Experience with animal research, utilization of research animals, and understanding/compliance with animal care protocols and regulations.
-Experience working with large animals, handling, restraining, exams, bleeding, and collecting biological samples.
-Experience working safely with potentially biohazardous microorganisms.
-Skills to be efficient, neat and orderly, particularly in sample processing, data collection and data entry.
- Experience with IBM-compatible computers and associated spreadsheet and/or database software packages.
- Experience pipetting equipment, centrifuges, balances and scales, microscope, pH/ISE meter, incubators, fume hood, biohazard hoods, and autoclave.
-Interpersonal skills to work with a diverse team from different backgrounds and with varying skill levels for the purpose of assisting/teaching /managing laboratory members and student researchers in research protocols and
laboratory safety as well as coordinating student schedules with the needs of laboratory projects. Preferred Qualifications:
-Skills to conduct literature and database searches and synthesize acquired knowledge effectively in writing and apply it to research processes.
-Knowledge of UC policies and procedures, Laboratory Hazard and Assessment Tool and interpret policies and procedures to ensure concurrence with department, university, state, federal and outside agency
-Skills to recognize changes in animal physical appearance or behavior and to recognize disease conditions in dairy cattle.
-Experience working independently in setting up scales, squeeze chutes and other animal handling equipment on dairy farms.
-Experience leading students in training sessions ranging from on-farm practices to computer data manipulation. Quick Link To This Position:
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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