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Research Assistant (Beef Stocker Unit)

Apply now Department: 3670010050 Animal Sciences & Industry
Job no: 512549
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Categories: Agriculture, Research / Scientific / Grants, Animal Sciences / Livestock
Pay Grade: 06B

About This Role:

This position will function as part of the KSU Beef Stocker Unit by conducting research and basic maintenance operations with undergraduate and graduate students related to stocker cattle health and nutrition management.

On a daily basis, the incumbent in this position must be capable of independently conducting and directing subordinates on their specific tasks and ensure that all cattle are fed and water is available, all cattle evaluated for potential illness, removed if necessary, appropriately treated as per protocol and returned to their home pen, or pasture.

The incumbent in this position must ensure that all research data are correctly collected, entered into a spreadsheet and submitted for analysis.

The incumbent in this position must ensure that the unit is in compliance with Institutional Care and Use Requirements and oversee the daily care of esophageally, ruminally and /or intestinally fistulated cattle located at the facility.

The incumbent in this position must be able to communicate with cattle owners as needed and generate invoices in a timely manner. 

The incumbent in this position must be able to order feed supplies and process hay in a timely manner.

The incumbent in this position may be expected to recruit and interview undergraduate students for labor and mentor their development in skills.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Animal Sciences and Industry has a long and rich heritage. From the down-to-earth animal husbandry group that emerged from the Farming Department in 1901, to its current form as one of the largest Animal Science departments in the United States, K-State animal science has held fast to its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension.

Moreover, we are fully engaged in embracing the challenges of the future in order to continue providing the objective information and training needed by the citizens of Kansas and elsewhere to thrive in the midst of change. The Animal Science program at Kansas State University ascribes to and seeks to model the core values articulated by the College of Agriculture and K-State Research and Extension.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • B.S. in Animal Sciences or closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work with cattle and to conduct work in the field for extended periods of time
  • Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
  • Working Knowledge of light weight cattle health and nutritional management in pen and pasture environments
  • Mechanical and welding experience
  • Heavy Equipment experience
  • Basic engine and mechanical maintenance experience
  • Experience with range improvements including fencing, brush control and burning pastures

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Online Application
  2. Detailed Resume 
  3. List of three references with phone numbers

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of Candidates will begin on April 8, 2022 and continue until position has been filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$17.77 - $23.99 per hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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