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Research Technician Code#D4-560
Responsibilities:

Animal science research technician will work within the Animal Science Group, perform tasks that required for disease resistant (footrot and internal parasite) selection in small ruminant animals (sheep and goats); managing animal experiment, and daily operation of research laboratories; conduct diagnostic inspection (footrot lesion and worm burden), sampling and handling of experimental animals; and data recording, measurement, bacteria culture, analysis and reporting.

Description:

The incumbent will assist with a wide variety of small ruminant animal research experiments in the field and laboratory. The responsibilities include but not limited to animal behavior survey, field inspection, animal handling, blood, tissue and fecal sample collection, hoof trimming, de-worming, data recording and analysis, microbial culture, footrot diagnosis, internal parasitic analysis, sera and PCR profiling and other biotech lab procedures. His or her job tasks include independent and team work, and is expected to follow the established lab operating procedures in compliance with the ACUC and biolab safety regulatory requirements. The successful candidate will also maintain laboratory records, equipment, laboratory inventory and supplies. He or she is required to write lab reports, summaries, and field lab protocols regarding experiments. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others is required. The job is available to start immediately.

Qualifications:
This position requires a BS degree in animal science, veterinary science, biology or microbiology. The desirable skills are: knowledge of computer use as it relates to record keeping and data analysis; knowledge of use of microscope, and excellence in communication. Qualified individuals with experiences in small ruminants, biotech lab setting, bacteria and cell culture are encouraged to apply. In addition, candidate should be aware that this position involves work such as lifting or carrying heavy objects, livestock restraining and handling, instrument operation, prolonged standing, driving vehicles, and exposure to animal waste, allergens and zoonotic agents.

Salary Benefits:Commensurate with experience.

Submit a Lincoln University Employment application form (www.lincolnu.edu), cover letter, resume or vita, official university transcripts, and three current letters of reference to: Human Resource Services, Lincoln University, 101 Young Hall, PO Box 29, Jefferson City, MO 65101-0029. Lincoln University is “An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer".Additional inquiries on job description or work responsibility can be directed to Dr. Tumen Wuliji, Animal Science Program Leader at 573 681 5377 or email: wulijit@lincolnu.edu.