Full Time Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Announcement
AviServe LLC
1 Innovation Way, Suite 100
Newark, DE 19711

AviServe LLC is an independent diagnostic and research laboratory located in Newark, Delaware. AviServe specializes in poultry disease research and serves the needs of the poultry and allied industries through diagnosis, isolation and characterization of pathogens, vaccine development and testing, confidential contract research, and more.

We are looking to fill a position of a Research Assistant. The individual should have an associate or bachelor’s degree in a field of life science (animal science, biology, microbiology). The individual will perform various in vivo and in vitro experiments including cell culture, immunology, molecular biology, and work with chicken embryos and poultry, observing principles of excellent animal husbandry. Many techniques utilized at AviServe are specialized and will be taught by the principal investigator. However, incumbent should possess the following skills:

· Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and follow existing protocols.
· Proficiently conduct experiments according to protocols generated by the principal investigator.
· Ability and willingness to work with poultry (chickens and turkeys) including husbandry, daily monitoring, euthanasia, and necropsy.
· Be able to work with avian tissues, blood, serum, and other diagnostic samples.
· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
· Can work independently and on a larger team.
· Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
· Occasionally supervise students and part-time employees working on research projects.
· Possess attention to detail and organizational skills.
· Abile to work a flexible schedule, which includes occasional early morning travel to poultry farms and hatcheries, and periodically working limited hours on weekends.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

The salary ranges $35,000 to $45,000 based on education and prior experience. Incumbent will have fourteen (14) days of personal time with annual increases. Insurance and retirement benefits are not provided by the company, but options are available for discounted group plans.

Interested individuals can send a resume/curriculum vitae to Dr. Milos Markis at milosmarkis@yahoo.com.

Fall 2018 CANR Animal Agriculture Career Seminar Series

All seminar’s take place at 5:30 pm in 101 Allen Lab (light dinner and free drawing for 2 Barnes & Noble gift cards at last seminar):

Thursday, 9/27:  Have you considered a Career in Animal Agriculture? Why not! Career Opportunities are still great in the animal agriculture industry, government and allied animal agriculture industries? Learn how you could be part of this exciting field.U.S. Poultry & Egg Association:  Barbara Jenkins, Vice President, Education & Student Programs will present an overview of the Industry and the many poultry career opportunities. Next, Dr. Karen Lopez, Deputy State Veterinarian at the Delaware Department of Agriculture will discuss the DDA’s commitment to sustain and promote the viability of food, fiber, and agricultural industries in Delaware and how you can join their effort. Learn how you can attend the 2018 College Student Career Program in Atlanta, GA.

Wednesday, 10/3 Use Internships and Management Training Programs to Jump Start Your Resume and Start Your Career.
Speak directly to employers who are offering internships, management trainee programs and full time positions. Pat Townsend, Director of Human Resources at Mountaire Farms (6th largest poultry company in the US) will talk about Mountaire’s large number internships and their career training program. Dr. Milos Markis is the Laboratory Manager at AviServe, LLC, a local poultry research laboratory and consulting service will discuss internship opportunities.

Tuesday, 10/16 Learn about Local and Regional Career Opportunities in the Animal Agriculture & Allied Industry.
Perdue Farms has the number one brand of premium fresh chicken in the US, but also produces swine, beef and turkeys. Sharita Spruill, Talent Acquisition Manager for Perdue AgriBusiness will discuss Perdue’s updated management-training program. Quip Laboratories is leader in hygiene solutions for the biomedical, pharmaceutical research, biotech, and food processing industries. Nick Hidell, Chief Operating Officer will discuss internship opportunities at Quip Laboratories

Wednesday, 10/24 National & International Opportunities-Have you ever considered a career with an international company or with a national organization? Find out more about these exciting possibilities!
Cobb-Vantress is one of the world’s leaders in research, development and sellers of breeding stock to the broiler industry. Todd Baker, Pedigree Complex Manager will discuss internship and full time positions at Cobb. Dan Sverson, New Castle County Extension Agent II will explain about internships and how UD Cooperative Extension connects the agricultural community and public with university knowledge and research as well as programs like 4-H.

Also learn about the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, GA in February 2019 to attend the USPEA College Student Career Program with opportunities to interview with 35 regional, national and international poultry and agribusiness companies and organizations while having the opportunity to network with over 1350 companies at the largest international poultry and agribusiness trade show. Most student travel expenses are covered with minimal cost to students attending this conference.

For Questions, contact Bob Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu