This position provides technical, scientific and organizational assistance to Dr. Ermias Kebreab's research program in the Department of Animal Science, which focuses on the impact of feed additives on reducing methane emissions from cattle. The research is designed to understand how feed reduce enteric methane emissions and production traits in ruminants. The research contributes to both the generation of fundamental knowledge about enteric emissions and improved understanding of reducing impact of livestock on climate change.
Research 90% The Junior Specialist will be required to actively coordinate, conduct, and oversee field research, experiments, and make local field arrangements. Arrange for assistance from facility managers and collaborators to facilitate research as necessary. Requires ingenuity, resourcefulness, establishing protocol and adaptability to special and changing needs of the field activities. Report research and study progress, summarize and interpret preliminary data to PI. The Junior Specialist will not be required to assist the PI in study design, but will be required to collect, organize, and summarize field and laboratory data. Evaluate data and prepare tables and graphs for publication. Draft reports and sections of publications and presentations. The Junior Specialist will also take a lead in tracking and reconciling expenses. Maintain and update inventory and order supplies. Maintain computers, files, and programs with appropriate backup for all computers under supervision. Development/revision of appropriate standard operating procedure (SOP) for field procedures.
Professional Competence 5% The Junior Specialist will be required to contribute to scholarly manuscripts through reviewing and commenting on draft manuscripts, literature searches, data collection and scoring, and helping to write methods sections. Specifically the Junior Specialist will review and conduct peer reviewed literature searches relevant to scientific activities in the lab.
University and Public Service 5% The Junior Specialist will participate in training activities, such as schedule, train and oversee undergraduate student assistants. Instruct and train visiting scholars, graduate students, staff, and volunteers in laboratory procedures.
TO APPLY: To apply, please go to the following link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF04225. Applicants should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files. Applicants should also provide three references (contact information only). QUESTIONS: Please direct questions to Dr. Ermias Kebreab email@example.com.
***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
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