University of Arkansas – Fayetteville Post Doctoral Associate in Fayetteville, Arkansas

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Posting Number NCA207P

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Working Title Post Doctoral Associate

Position Number 16744

Department Poultry Science

About the University

About the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture

The Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas County. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AAES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Poultry Science Department consists of approximately 30 nationally respected faculty in various fields of study. Undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. programs are offered by the Department.

The Poultry Science Department/Center of Excellence for Poultry Science is housed in an 112,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom complex located on the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, campus. Additional poultry science facilities are located within close proximity to the campus and include a poultry research farm, a pilot processing plant, a feed mill, a poultry health and isolation unit, and commercial style research farms for broilers and broiler breeders.

The Center is part of the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture and poultry faculty members are employed as researchers for the Division and its Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.

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Job Type Staff

Summary of Job Duties

The Post Doctoral Associate will be involved in experimental poultry vaccine production and development, both bacterial and viral. This individual will oversee inactivated vaccine formulation, development of standard operating procedures, and quality control measures for experimental vaccine production. The selected candidate is expected to be involved in sample collection and isolation and recovery of bacterial and viral antigens. The candidate must have experience with general microbiological techniques,ELISAdevelopment, serology, and immunology. The associate will work in collaboration with researchers at the University of Arkansas, Texas A&M University, Ohio State University and private industry as required.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

Required Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) with demonstrated familiarity with poultry.

Does this job require any license(s)/certification(s)? No

If yes, please specify

Preferred Qualifications

Five to ten years of experience in poultry vaccine development, quality control,ELISAdevelopment, serology, and immunology. Experience with poultry is required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Knowledge of vaccine development and production (bacterial and viral antigens).

Ability to maintain detailed records.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, Powerpoint,SASor comparable statistics program. Ability to communicate effectively in both orally and in writing. .

Physical activities associated with this position

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Division’s Office of Affirmative Action at.

Physical Conditions The employee is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

Work Schedule M-F; 8-4:30

Overtime Eligible No

Is this position weather/event essential? If yes, the employee in this position will report to work at the scheduled time when the University is closed due to inclement conditions. No

Work Location/Building Poultry Health Lab

Benefits Eligible Yes

Appointment Percent 100

Salary Commensurate with experience

Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No

Does this position require a background check? Yes

If yes, please specify

Does this position require a substance abuse test? Yes

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

Future Open Date

Close Date 12/21/2018

Open Until Filled No

Anticipated Start Date 11/01/2018

Anticipated End Date (for temporary appointments)

Recruitment Contact Information

Ms.Patrice Sims

Special Instructions Summary

Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Internal Posting No

City, St. Fayetteville, AR

Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Resume

  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

  3. Unofficial/Official Transcript(s) cont.

  4. List of three Professional References (name, title, email address and contact number)

Optional Documents

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.