Job no: 502695 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month, Time-Limited Department: 182000 - Department of Comparative Bio Scien Location: Harrison County Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 14 2021
A research associate position is available to support marine animal health research at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The research associate will be located at Gulfport, Mississippi with periodic trips to Starkville, Mississippi.
The research associate will be located at Gulfport, Mississippi with periodic trips to Starkville, Mississippi.
Area of Specialization:
Marine Animal Health Research
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The research associate will work on funded research projects to support health of marine mammals and sea turtles in the Mississippi Sound. Research will involve sample collection and analysis to support health of rehabilitating dolphins or sea turtles or to investigate cause of death. Research will also involve population and habitat analysis of dolphins in the Mississippi Sound to support health of wild dolphins and sea turtles.
1. Beginning with a bachelor's degree: a. A professional employee with a bachelor's degree and demonstrated competence can begin work at the Research Associate I level. b. To begin at the Research Associate II level, one must have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent of a master's degree.
2. Beginning with a master's degree: a. A professional employee with a master's degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at the Research Associate II level.
A MS or BS in marine biology, veterinary science, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, animal science, or a related discipline is required. Training or experience in marine animal health, database building/management, statistical analysis, epidemiology analysis, and writing scientific publications are preferred. Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team of scientists is desirable.
Applicant must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume along with names and addresses of three references.
Position is contingent upon funding availability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502695
About Mississippi State University
Mississippi State University represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation as an R1-Very High Research Activity University. Also, a National Science Foundation “Top 100” research University, MSU shelters a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honor society, and values the talents of our distinguished faculty, staff, and student scholars. Here, a culture of inclusion is fostered and we’re driven each day to make a difference at the local, state, regional, national and global levels. At Mississippi State University we invite you to join us as we continue our momentum in research, teaching, and service.
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