Field Technician/Research Assistant
Position Type: Part-Time, Contract Starting July 2019.
Closing Date: Until Suitable candidates are selected
Location: Fort MacLeod area, Alberta
Chinook Contract Research is seeking a candidate to fill the role of part-time, contract research assistant. The research assistant will oversee monitoring a herd of cattle for signs of disease, tracking and treating the animals in conjunction with a research study on different treatment methods for scours. This position is in the Fort Macleod, Alberta area and is for a limited contract of 6 months. Chinook Contract Research is a Canadian research group interested in animal health and medical device development.
The ideal candidate for this role will possess an Animal Health Technology Diploma (AHT or RVT) or similar credentials in animal handling and research. The ability to communicate with the producer and research members effectively as well as possessing a high degree of attention to detail is essential. The candidate will have demonstrated ability for critical thinking as well as being a highly motivated self-starter with creative problem-solving skills. A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle is required.
The research assistant will be responsible for identifying ill calves suffering from scours. Duties include, but are not limited to health assessments, administering outlined treatments, drawing blood, processing samples, fecal sample collection, shipping samples, and maintaining health records.
Works closely with the producer, study veterinarian and research team in the completion of contract research and internal research program.
Participates in weekly laboratory meetings