This position provides technical, scientific and organizational assistance to the Meyer Lab and extension program in the Department of Animal Science, which focuses on the environmental stewardship in dairy operations. The research is designed to better understand anaerobic conditions on commercial dairies where greenhouse gas emissions are likely to occur and evaluate implementation of management practices to reduce these emissions. The research contributes both to the generation of fundamental knowledge about how animal housing and manure management practices lead to potential methane emissions and provides foundational information to determine modifications to currently used mathematical processes to determine reductions of methane emissions based on farm specific management practices. Research 90% The Junior Specialist will be required to work under the supervision of the PI.
Coordinate, conduct, and oversee data collection and intermittent field research, and make local field arrangements
Arrange for assistance from county- and campus- based staff and other collaborators to facilitate research as necessary
Trouble shoot and problem solve during field campaigns
Establish protocols when needed
Collect, organize, and summarize field and laboratory data
Evaluate data and prepare tables and graphs for publication with PI
Summarize data to share with collaborators
Maintain and update inventory and order supplies
Collaborate to conduct total and volatile solids analyses on all samples
Conduct particle size separation with wet sieve analyzer
Maintain computer files in cloud and hard copy of files in binders
Use Microsoft access to maintain and manage a database of needed information
Draft methodology for publications and reports
Summarize and interpret data
Organize and order research equipment necessary for running research project
Oversee personal safety training and record keeping Professional Competence and Activity (5%)
Contribute to scholarly manuscripts through reviewing and commenting on draft manuscripts, conducting literature searches, data collection, and helping to write methods sections. University and Public Service (5%)
Oversee undergraduate student assistants as conditions allow.
Maintain computers, files and programs with appropriate backup
Participate in lab meetings
SALARY RANGE: Step I- $44,500 annually POSITION AVAILABLE/CLOSING DATE: For full consideration, completed applications must be submitted by the closing date, May 8, 2021. TERM OF APPOINTMENT: 24 months TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04134. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide three letters of recommendation. QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Dr. Deanne Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
***The junior specialist rank is an entry level position; accordingly, it is inappropriate to hire applicants with advanced degrees in this field, or those with bachelor's degrees and three years' relevant work experience
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender.
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