The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment Division of Regulatory Services seeks a Research Analyst. This position will provide accurate analyses of official dairy and feed samples to support administration of the Kentucky Farm Milk Handlers Law and the Kentucky Commercial Feed Law. Dairy samples are analyzed for milk components and somatic cells. The individual must learn dairy chemistry reference methods such as Kjeldahl, FTIR, and flow cytometry. Feed samples are analyzed for bacterial contamination, mycotoxins, medications, vitamin A, fat, and fiber. NIR analysis is also part of this job. The position will assist in other analyses as needed. The position will aid the preparation and distribution of dairy samples for a nationwide check sample program.
Laboratory and computer skills, MS Windows, Outlook, Excel, and Access.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
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