Job Details

Position Details

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Position Title:

Research Scientist, Animal Science (Small Ruminants)

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Location Address:

701 Sammy David Jr Drive
Langston, ok, 73050

Hiring Supervisor:


Hiring Range:
(Contingent upon available funding):

0.00 - 0.00, Salary

Work Schedule:

M-F (8-5 PM)

Faculty Appt Period:

Job Summary:

Summary and Scope of Responsibility
The position is a two-way split (research and teaching).  The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research and coordinate research projects with goats and hair sheep in the American Institute for Goat Research (AIGR), LU-SAAS.  Potential areas of research are feeding and nutrition, reproduction, health, management practices, physiology, lactation, breeding and genetics, behavior, grazing systems, etc.  The incumbent is expected to collaborate with other scientists on research of interest.  Supervising student workers and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students are expected. 
Duties, Responsibilities and Requirements
The person is expected to:
·       Procure extramural funds for support of a vibrant research program. 
·       The individual is expected to teach college level courses in his/her area of expertise. 
·       Duties also include:  determining areas of research to increase knowledge in a particular field; identify sources of funding, prepare research proposals, and submit funding applications.
·       Plan and perform experiments and surveys; collect, record, and analyze data; interpret data analysis results and draw inferences and conclusions; use research results to write reports, papers, and reviews and present findings in journals and conferences; and collaborate with research teams, industry stakeholders, and government agencies.
·       The person must be willing to teach in relevant areas. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online and upload a resume for full consideration.

Education & Experience

Position Qualifications:

Experience Required:
·       A Ph.D. in Animal or Dairy Science is required.
·       The incumbent should have a demonstrated interest in goats and(or) hair sheep with a strong background in small ruminant research. 
·       The incumbent must have a demonstrated ability to conduct research appropriate for publication in peer-reviewed journals. 
·       The candidate should have extensive knowledge of small ruminant production systems.
·       The incumbent should be knowledgeable in methods of data handling and statistical analyses used in animal science research. 
·       The candidate should have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse audiences as well as internationally recognized experts/scientists.
·       The successful candidate will be expected to have considerable skills in oral and written communications.  Capacity to work cooperatively with others for successful teamwork is necessary.  Familiarity with USDA NIFA grant requirements is preferred.

NOTE: Although experience is a desired quality for this position, even more important is an expressed passion for work, ability to learn quickly, optimistic attitude, desire for service to people and communities and the ability to be the ultimate teammate.  In this regard, the position offers exceptional growth opportunities for an early to mid-career professional and for collaborative work.

Physical Requirements: 
1.     Ability to sit at a workstation for extended periods
2.     Must be physically fit and able to lift 35-50 pounds.
3.     Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account
4.     Normal physical agility, which includes ability to maneuver body while in place
5.     Normal physical strength to handle routine office materials and tools 
6.     Normal dexterity of hands and fingers
7.     Normal coordination, including eye-hand, hand-foot
8.     Normal endurance

Materials to Submit:
●      Langston University application Form
●      Current curriculum vitae (CV)/ Resume
●      Cover Letter addressing experience pertinent to the responsibilities of the position
●      Official transcripts
●      Three references, including contact information - name, email, phone numbers.

Applications materials must be sent to:

Office of Human Resources
Langston University
P. O. Box 1205
Langston, OK  73050
(405) 466-3203

The Langston University School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences was founded as, and remains a land-grant institution, committed to improving the quality of life for Oklahomans. Our research, teaching, and extension programs are part of a national system that maintains a statewide presence and links local, state, and global issues. Agriculture, food, and environmental systems are key components of Oklahoma’s economic engine, and LU is playing a prominent role in those areas with its programs.

Langston University (LU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, LU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.