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Communications/Research Associate-Temporary - UNL West Central Research & Extension Center, North Platte, NE

Write, develop, and prepare extension publications, presentations, etc. Utilize social media to disseminate programs. Maintain web site(s). Organize meetings as well as methods of delivery. Oversee and lead data collection and computer data entry for beef cow nutrition and range beef systems research located at Gudmundsen Sandhills Laboratory (Whitman, NE), West Central Water Resources Field Laboratory (Brule, NE), and the West Central Research and Extension Center (North Platte, NE). Create spreadsheets of cow, calf, and yearling data for UNL faculty and graduate students. Conduct the economic analysis of agricultural data from a raw data set to categorize and develop parameters and methodology to evaluate data. Maintain records of field research and data by updating collected data from multiple harvest seasons to identify and analyze trends and/or anomalies beginning to form. From these data sets, prepare summaries for review and/or inclusion in manuscripts, abstracts, and/or research journals and proceedings.

Criminal history background check will be conducted. Applicant review will begin October 11, 2019. View requisition S_190951 at for details and to apply. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an EO/AA employer and encourages minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. 

Research Technologist I -  North Platte, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This Research Technologist I position is located at the West Central Research and Extension Center (WCREC) in North Platte.  Assist reproductive physiology and nutrition scientists with all aspects of their research and extension programs. This includes collection, analysis and summary of research data and preparation of multimedia presentations.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelors degree in animal science or related field plus two years of livestock, farm, ranch or related experience. Work experience must demonstrate computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets, data analysis and presentation software; web design and editing; and excellent oral and written communication skills.  Knowledge of laboratory safety regulations and practices is essential.

Knowledge of research methods used in ruminant nutrition and grazing experiments, sampling techniques for large animals, in vitro and in vivo digestion techniques, and vegetation sampling techniques preferred. Proficiency programming SAS statistical software and using NRC software are desirable. Experience with analytical chemistry methodology; use, maintenance, and minor repair of complex laboratory equipment; use of farm equipment; ultrasound; artificial insemination; and handling, feeding, and caring for research animals are helpful.

Position is located in North Platte, NE.

Review of applications will begin on 10/23/2019. Position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found or search is closed.  View  for details and to apply for this position. 

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