Research Scientist, Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Prairie View, TX, USA
  • Jul 17, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Sciences and Technology: other Veterinary Medicine & Sciences

Job Description


Prairie View A&M University

Research Scientist

Job Title
Research Scientist

Prairie View A&M University

Adloc Cooperative Agriculture And Research Center

Proposed Minimum Salary

Job Location
Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing a program of research within the Animal Systems Research Group with an emphasis in small ruminant breeding and genetics. The ideal candidate will use modern techniques, such as marker assisted selection and SNP-chips, to identify and propagate production traits that are important for meat and dairy goat production. Opportunity exists to develop undergraduate and graduate course work in area of expertise. Conceptualizes, develops, and maintains an independent program of research in the Animal Sciences with emphasis on breeding and genetics in small ruminants.This is position is funded by a grant or restricted funds. Continued employment is contingent on the renewal of grant or restricted funding.


  • Conceptualizes, develops, and maintains an independent program of research in the Animal Sciences with emphasis on breeding and genetics in small ruminants.
  • Directs ongoing laboratory work; Supervises and guides specific activities of research support personnel
  • Participate in interdisciplinary and collaboration with other scientists constituting the animal systems group.
  • Conducts regular laboratory meetings and participates in program development and program enhancement.
  • Engages in grantsmanship to increase external support for programmatic activities.
  • Writes research reports documenting laboratory activities and findings
  • Participates in professional/scientific meetings; and Disseminates research to various CAHS stakeholders.
  • Observes University and CAHS administrative policies to insure full compliance with mandated training and implementation of the institutional program for animal care and use; engages in grantsmanship to increase external support for programmatic activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in an applicable field
  • Six years of related experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of appropriate laboratory and technical equipment.
  • Knowledge of statistical analyses and statistical analyses software.
    Knowledge of research in practical and/or basic sciences and scientific publications.
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Job Posting Closing Date:

  • 7/28/20

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box. Any additional attachments provided outside of the required documents listed below are considered optional.

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Application Submission Guidelines:

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU Career site.

The required documents listed in the above Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1730 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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About Us
For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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