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Research Associate - 12 month

Company: University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: March 12, 2019

Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Research Associate will develop decision support for dairy and swine production systems, with a focus on the selection of manure management alternatives. This position may link models of animal production systems using simulation tools to the decision support tool. The Research Associate will also be responsible for project documentation and reporting, as well as the preparation of scientific presentations and manuscripts.

This is a temporary position based on funding, with an initial duration of two years.

Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Ph.D. in Engineering or Agriculture/Animal Sciences

* Experience in mathematical modeling using modern language (e.g., C#, python, R, Matlab)

* Process modeling of agricultural systems

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
No

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Experience with lifecycle assessment preferably in the food/ag sector, but experience in other sectors acceptable

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Writing / Communication skills

* Ability to perform a Lifecycle Assessment

* Ability to program using modern programming languages

* Ability to understand Mathematical Modeling

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally:

* Crouching

* Grasping

* Kneeling

* Lifting

* Standing

* Walking

Frequently:

* Feeling

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Reaching

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Talking

Constantly:

* Hearing

Employee is required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned (i.e., custodial, general laborer, lab personnel, etc.) or to make general observations of facilities or structures (i.e., security guard). Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work)., The employee is subject to hazards. Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts or vehicles, electrical current, working in high places, exposure to chemicals, biological, radiological or hazardous materials., The employee is subject to atmospheric conditions. One or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Fayetteville Campus - Bell Engineering Center

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
Commensurate with experience

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
03/29/2019

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE
05/01/2019

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

University of Arkansas Human Resources
ADMN 222
(479) 575-5351
Askhr.uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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