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Job Title: Research Analyst

 

Reports to: Director of Research

 

Department: Agriculture Research Centre

 

 

JOB SUMMARY:

 

The candidate is required to have strong analytical capabilities along with excellent oral and written communication skills; and would be required to perform a range of testing of samples for export and local interests.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Performs a wide range of testing of samples for export and local interests
  • Oversees testing of samples by trained Medical Technologist and Medical Technologist in training
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of a research project to inform investors about  agricultural products
  • Aggregate and analyze existing research, resources, and data related to agricultural products. This will require identification of appropriate databases, data management, and quantitative economic analysis using a variety of statistical, mathematical programming, and database software packages
  • Identify key risks and regional impacts associated with the supply chains for agricultural products and highlight leading practice examples and frameworks for addressing commodity-specific impacts
  • Clearly present research details and findings in written form through development of technical memos and, in collaboration with the Project Leader, a final report for publication
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with clients, project team members, and other collaborators
  • Independently manage time and resources to meet deadlines and adhere to project budget
  • Contribute to development of grant and contract proposals as needed
  • Assist with other projects on a limited, as-needed basis to ensure compliance with deadlines

 

 

JOB SPECIFICATION

 

Education/Qualifications

 

Preferred Qualification: Masters in Biology (Emphasis Molecular Biology) or  Biochemistry, Minimum Qualification Required: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry

 

Experience: At least three years’ of related experience.

 

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS OR COMPETENCIES

 

Experience/Knowledge

 

  • Agilent Technologies 1200 High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) operation and maintenance
  • Buck Scientific 210 Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS) installation, operation, and maintenance
  • ECO CAL 2 BOMB Calorimeter instillation, operation, maintenance
  • Buck Scientific PEP 7 Flame Photometry installation, operation, and maintenance
  • UV-spectrophotometry, Rotary evaporator operation, Agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis techniques
  • SPSS, Microsoft Word, power point, excel, internet research, research planning and designing
  • Represent the University professionally and attractively to the public, generate good human relations with and among the workforce and be well acquainted with the practice and policies of the University and the Seventh-day Adventist denominational standards.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to effective customer service
  • Be knowledgeable of and committed to the philosophy, principles and mission of the Seventh day Adventist church, and give witness to these values in his/her professional and Christian life.

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES

The incumbent must also have the ability to represent the University professionally and attractively to the public, generate good human relations with and among the workforce, and be well acquainted with, the practice the policies of the University and the Seventh-day Adventist denominational standards, be knowledgeable of, and committed to the philosophy, principles and mission of the Seventh day Adventist Church, and give witness to these values in his/her professional and Christian life

 

1.The subject line of the application should contain the name of the position that is being applied for as listed above e.g.  “Research Analyst” and addressed to:

The Director, Human Resource

Northern Caribbean University

Manchester Road

Mandeville, Jamaica, West Indies

Phone:  876-963-7163

E-mail:  hr@ncu.edu.jm

 

2. Applications should be made by sending the following information as ONE single attachment (either in PDF or word format) to hr@ncu.edu.jm  incorporating all of the below required information:

  • A Curriculum Vitae, including all qualifications and experience, and a cover letter addressing your interest and suitability for the role;
  • The names, email addresses, correspondence addresses and telephone numbers of three referees whom the University may contact.

3 Short-listed candidates will be expected to present original degrees and request transcripts of their grades to be sent directly to the Human Resource Department

 

 

 

 

 

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