Senior Research Assistant-Ponds

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    University of Arkansas
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    negotiable / month
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Current University of Arkansas System employees including student employees and graduate assistants need to log into Workday on My Apps. Simply enter “Find Jobs” in the Workday search bar to view open positions. All Job Postings will close at 12:01 a.m. CT on the specified Closing Date (if designated). To view the job posting closing date please return to the search for jobs page.If you close the browser or exit your application prior to submitting, the application process will be saved as a draft. You will be able to access and complete the application through “My Draft Applications” located on your Candidate Home page. Type of Position:Workstudy Position:NoJob Type:RegularWork Shift:Sponsorship Available:NoInstitution Name: University of Arkansas at Pine BluffThe University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty.For more than 140 years, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has worked to create an environment that inculcates learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students – a chance to advance.The 15:1 student to teacher ratio makes it possible to maintain a learning environment with close interaction between students and faculty while challenging curricula encourage our students to seek and fulfill their potential.You can excel in your chosen field of study through a curriculum ofCertificate and Associates degree programs, more than thirty Undergraduate programs, Master’s degree programs and a Doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. You can also develop workplace readiness through internships, co-ops and fellowships in the U.S. and abroad.Out-of-class experiences and student involvement include more than 90 student organizations, an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, nationally recognized debate team, award-winning theater department and accomplished athletic program.Though the main campus is in Pine Bluff, its reach is worldwide. UAPB has an extended campus in North Little Rock and offers as well as online courses. With the addition of the Arkansas Research and Education Optical Network (ARE-ON), students can engage in information exchange with others anywhere in the world. There are also Research and Extension offices in Lonoke, Newport and Lake Village and collaborations with other colleges and universities in the State through the National Science Foundation funded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academy.As the second oldest land-grant institution in the state of Arkansas, the mission of this No Excuse University remains the same – to provide a high quality, affordable education with a personal touch. We invite you to Become a Part of the Pride at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening. To apply for the position, please click theApply link/button.If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process and require reasonable accommodations, please contact Human Resources at 870.575.8400 .Department:Agriculture, Fisheries & Human ScienceDepartment’s Website:Summary of Job Duties:The successful candidate will be responsible is expected to help keep the ponds in working order, maintain the grounds, planning and executing fish sales, and occasional assisting during working and off-hours with security, electrical failures, water supply issues and aeration stoppages at the Aquaculture Research Station at the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries Center at Pine Bluff. The candidate will also help with feeding ponds, harvesting, and assisting with final sampling during researchThe Station is located on 200 acres of land one mile north of the UAPB campus. There are currently 107 earthen ponds including a 5-acre reservoir that supplies water to the remaining research ponds. Thirty-five ponds are 0.1 acre in size and 14 of these are covered with bird netting to exclude predators. There are twelve 0.5-acre ponds for holding and spawning purposes. A 1-acre pond is used for small impoundment demonstration. The remaining 58 ponds are 0.25-acre. Water is supplied from groundwater through three wells drilled into two different aquifers. Further research may be conducted in 40 9-foot diameter pools covered with bird netting. A hangar covers 8 concrete vats used for holding, grading, & handling fish. Other buildings on site include: 1) Aquaculture Equipment Development Building; 2) Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Building; 3) Feed Building; 4) Hatchery; 5) Maintenance Building; 6) Storage Facility; 7) Value-Added Product Building; 8) Water Chemistry Laboratory; 9) Aquatic Plant Greenhouse; and 10) Truck Shed.Qualifications:Minimum QualificationsHigh school diploma.Salary Information:Required Documents to Apply:List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), ResumeOptional Documents:Additional Information:The successful candidate will be a conscientious individual who takes pride in managing a major aquaculture research facility. Understanding the importance of managing research ponds and laboratories on the level necessary to produce high-quality data so that research results are reliable is essential. The incumbent must also be able to develop effective working relationships with the faculty, staff, and students of the UAPB Aquaculture/Fisheries CenterWe also expect the candidate to be involved in recruitment events and helping to organize social events with others at UAPB.Recruitment Contact Information:All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.Pre-employment Screening Requirements:The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment.The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check.Required checks are identified in the position listing.A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position.Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation.The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity.As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status.Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.Allapplicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.Constant Physical Activity:Frequent Physical Activity:Occasional Physical Activity:Benefits Eligible:Yes

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