Small Ruminant and Metabolism Coordinator

North Carolina, United States
22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Vacancy Type EHRA Non-Faculty
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title Small Ruminant and Metabolism Coordinator
Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Position Number 00060952
Work Schedule Monday - Friday / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (some evenings and weekends required)
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Department 110701 - Animal Science
Job City & State Raleigh, NC

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Animal Science is the largest academic program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and provides academic instruction to over 850 undergraduate students and 90 graduate students. The Department also is a leader in extension and engagement programs to farmers, allied industry and the public, and conducts internationally recognized research into the nutrition, genetic reproductive, health and well-being of domesticated animals.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Animal Science seeks a Research Project Coordinator to provide independent departmental research, academic and extension support to faculty, staff and students at the Small Ruminant and Metabolism Educational Units. This position will function as a departmental resource by managing the work of both the Small Ruminant Education Unit and the Metabolism Education Unit to meet department educational needs and research deadlines. The Small Ruminant and Metabolism Coordinator must be able to follow clear instructions from faculty members, as well as work independently on facility operation and management and project and educational needs.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the Small Ruminant Educational Unit and the Metabolism Educational Unit complex of facilities. Financial and resource management of farm and animal research facilities and establishing priorities in the use of animals, facilities, pens, pastures, classrooms, equipment and personnel.
  • Conduct and/or coordinate multiple concurrent assignments of multifaceted projects.
  • Independently develop, review, and revise standard operating procedures, safety plans and training and manage quality assurance and small ruminant breeding programs
  • Manage purchases of all inputs and sale of all market animals from the Small Ruminant and Metabolism Education Units and prepare an annual operating budget.
  • Independently identify problems, troubleshoot and analyze variations observed and reported in regular testing and management protocols; modify, refine or adapt techniques and procedures; modify and/or adjust quality control.
  • Assist in the development of research protocols under the general guidance of the principle investigator(s).
  • Lead, consult and make recommendations in the area of research through effective communication about the research project(s).
  • Collaborate in conception and design of research and in writing grants and proposals and publications.
  • Coordinate with research and extension faculty to provide support for research and demonstration programs.
  • Instruct and advise Animal Science courses at the unit(s) (laboratory sections, lectures, short courses, summer camps and extension programs).

Other Work/Responsibilities

This position will also be expected to:

  • Operate a motor vehicle, farm machinery, and forklift to perform essential job functions.
  • Travel off-site alone and independently without much advance notice.
  • Have knowledge of computer-based record keeping protocols and the ability to evaluate collected data.

Minimum Education/Experience

This position requires a post-baccalaureate’s degree in Animal Science or closely related discipline or a Bachelor’s degree with at least 3+ years of experience.

Departmental Required Skills

  • Ability to independently evaluate animal data using computer based protocols.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to operate and maintain equipment for care of animals and to seed and cultivate pastures.
  • Must be able to lift up to 30 lbs frequently and 60-90 lbs occasionally with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

There is a preference for candidates who have experience in animal science field research and academic settings.

Required License or Certification

A valid NC Driver’s License is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.

Special Instructions   Job Open Date 05/22/2019 Anticipated Closing Date   Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Proposed Hire Date 06/10/2019 AA/EOE

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If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

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