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Utah State University Research Technician II in Logan, Utah

The Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences at Utah State University is seeking applicants for a Research Technician. The successful candidate will assist in developing and maintaining a nationally recognized research program in nutritional genomics and growth biology of livestock species. The area of emphasis within this lab is further elucidating the molecular mechanisms responsible for growth, particularly of skeletal muscle, in industry relevant livestock species.

The successful candidate will be responsible for

  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment

  • Inventory/ordering of laboratory supplies

  • Assisting in teaching graduate/undergraduate students laboratory techniques

  • Performing experiments in the laboratory

An example of some of the laboratory techniques performed in this lab are; cell culture of primary cells, cell proliferation assays, protein synthesis assays, mRNA extraction and downstream expression using qRT-PCR, protein extraction and quantification utilizing western blot analyses, and enzymatic assays. Additionally, the successful candidate may also be involved in some more applied animal research trials which may involve daily care of the animals on trial and collection of samples from these animals.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience or an associate degree/vocational training in an animal science, biology, nutrition field is required.

  • Experience in performing the afore mentioned laboratory techniques and general knowledge of sterile technique would be desired, although not necessary.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A B.S. in a field such as animal science, biology, nutrition or any other related field.

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

  2. Cover Letter to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Documents 1-10”

Document size may not exceed 10 MB.

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.

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 employees 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

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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,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw,, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit, or contact:

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

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695,

*updated 04/18/2022

Requisition ID: 2022-5131

Street: 8800 Old Main Hill

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

Percent of Time or Hours per Week: 30 hours per week

Name: College of Agriculture & Applied Sc

Name: Animal Dairy & Veterinary Sciences