Research Specialist North Carolina State University Bahama, NC
Release number: PG191186SP
Internal recruitment: No
job title: Research Specialist
Expected hiring scope: Appropriate to experience ($41,000-$45,647)
Work schedule: Monday-Friday / 7:00 am-3:30 pm (weekends and holidays as needed)
Location: Bahamas, North Carolina
Department: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab (BBCFL) is a 1,250-acre research unit located about 50 miles north of the campus and has 9.5 full-time employees. BBCFL is a research platform for beef cattle research, including nutrition, physiology, genetics, pest control, pasture management, crop production, and related fields. BBCFL serves as a training and demonstration area for graduate students and the public.
Essential Job Duties:
Research experts will oversee and manage the nutrition/physiology department of Butner Beef Cattle Field Lab. The unit can accommodate 350 cattle, and 2-6 projects are in progress throughout the year.
The responsibilities of research experts include but are not limited to:
- Through cattle observation, equipment operation, feed ration development, and other monitoring research projects.
- Manage the daily operations of beef cattle research facilities.
- Design and assist research projects to ensure the efficiency of the facility.
- Oversee the use of Calan Gates for intensive research trials.
- Supervise the nutritional physiology waste system to ensure compliance with the waste management plan.
- Manage the collection of feed data from professional breeding equipment for review by the project leader.
- Supervise data collection in various fields related to cattle/crop research.
- Train others in cattle handling, feeding procedures, data collection, and various techniques related to cattle production and cattle research.
- Acting as the liaison between the project leader and the webmaster to ensure that cattle resources are available.
- Coordinating cattle resources across the state among the seven NCSU and NCDA research stations.
- Assist crop production, especially hay and corn.
- General maintenance and maintenance of the overall facility.
- Assist the bull test facility when needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- A bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the distribution field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- All degrees must be obtained from an appropriately accredited institution.
- Have agricultural work experience and animal care experience.
- Able to perform artificial insemination and assist in dystocia.
- Proficient in cattle software programs.
- Proficiency in performing routine herd health procedures.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
- Bachelor degree in animal husbandry, 2 years of work experience.
- 1-3 years of agricultural work experience and animal care experience.
- 5 years of experience in beef cattle production and/or research.
- An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Have general agricultural equipment operation experience.
- Have experience in beef cattle research.
Research Specialist Required License:
A valid driver’s license is required to travel. An NC driver’s license is required within 60 days of employment and must be maintained.
Pesticide application permit within 6 months after the employment date
Artificial insemination (AI) certification of beef cattle within 6 months from the date of employment
Animal waste applicator license within 12 months from the hire date
A valid NC driver’s license is required: Yes it is
Do I need a commercial driver’s license?: NO