The position will perform daily research duties to include: data collection, record keeping, feed system monitoring and care for research animals. Additional responsibilities may be assigned on an as-needed basis.
Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited 4-year college or university in an Agricultural field, or equivalent in practical work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
Advanced computer skills with experience using Microsoft Excel.
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong multi-tasking abilities
Ability to adapt to change, take initiative and solve problems independently
Willingness to learn new skills, including troubleshooting computer operated feeding systems
Excellent organization skills.
Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Responsibility for personnel within their department
Work Environment & Physical Demands
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee should possess to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to frequently climb over, under, and around penning.
Must be able to walk and stand on concrete for 9 to 12 hours per day, walking down narrow alleys and in and out of narrow penning.
Must be able to walk an average of 2 – 4 miles per day, occasionally up to 5 or 6.
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs on a limited basis.
Must be able to occasionally work in situations two feet above the floor in a leaned-over or squatted position.
Must be supportive of the mission of raising swine for human consumption of high quality pork products.
Must be tolerable and willing to learn and perform the following tasks: euthanasia, castration, vaccinations, piglet processing, ear tagging for identification, taking blood samples and other procedures normal to animal husbandry.
Must be able to work with and around a wide range of antibiotics (i.e. penicillin).
Must be able to tolerate blood, animal dander, manure, dust, odors, and frequently noisy conditions
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