Utah State University

Researcher I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/15/2023 5:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Research (non-Faculty)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


This position consists of full-time employment through Utah State University's Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science department. Duties include: manages the day-to-day operations of a research laboratory, travel to collect biological material for scientific experiments, routine sheep and goat husbandry, sheep and goat kidding and neonatal care, assist with daily feeding and cleaning. Employees must have a valid driver's license and availability on Monday from 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM, as well as weekend/odd hour availability. Ability to communicate well and coordinate scientific studies is necessary. Handling multiple projects at once occurs frequently and coordination with multiple groups both at USU and with other institutions will be frequent and necessary. Shipping and processing biological samples occur weekly.


  • Manages the day-to-day operations of a research laboratory.
  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, dissects, and evaluates specimens and/or tissue cultures.
  • Operates laboratory equipment, including analysis, maintenance, troubleshooting problems, and obtaining factory support when necessary.
  • Develops analytic methods and prepares written laboratory procedures.
  • Analyzes data, archives data electronically, and prepares reports for internal and external facility users.
  • Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Collaborates to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ensures compliance with Environmental Health and Safety rules and regulations, including EPA and state; maintains necessary records.
  • Collaborates with faculty on research and proposal development.
  • May instruct undergraduate/graduate students with faculty supervision.
  • May develop grant proposals and/or submit to internal and external funding agencies.
  • Maintains laboratory records. Documents procedures and protocols.
  • May hire, train, and guide student employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science or similar field plus two years of experience in a related field.
  • Driver's license and/or reliable transportation to collect biological material.
  • Experience with livestock animals is necessary.
  • Lambing/kidding experience is necessary.
  • Overall knowledge of goat and sheep physiology and care is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS degree.
  • Laboratory experience is preferred.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Copy of degree to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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