Department: West Central Research, Extension and Education Center-0944
Description of Work:
At the University of Nebraska, we are committed to advancing knowledge, enriching lives, and contributing to the global community.
We invest in our employees through comprehensive benefits including:
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
Retirement plans with university match
Tuition remission for full-time employees and dependents
We are looking for talented individuals like you to join our team and make a difference!
As the Beef Project Coordinator you will:
Be responsible for implementation and day-to-day management of agricultural beef research projects designed by faculty from various IANR departments and disciplines including physiology, nutrition, range, and entomology.
Work with PI's and staff to coordinate project steps, processes, and resources.
Collect data and implement good animal husbandry procedures and oversee cattle nutrition and health.
Be responsible for communications between project personnel to ensure the research conducted at the beef unit runs efficiently.
Oversee and schedule maintenance of tractors, loaders, feed trucks and facilities for a feedlot and heifer development facility.
Train, assist, and supervise students and staff.
Irregular hours and work in inclement weather required. This position is based at the West Central Research, Extension, and Education Center in North Platte, Nebraska. Within the UNL system, this position is categorized as a Research Project Coordinator.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in animal science or a closely related field plus three years of cattle management experience required.
Previous cattle research and data collection experience essential.
Artificial insemination experience necessary.
Must be computer proficient with word processing and spreadsheet software.
EPA pesticide application certification required or must be obtained within six months of employment.
Position requires valid driver's license and ability to meet University driver eligibility criteria.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.