Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of August 23, 2010

Full-time Opportunities
1. SDSU Dairy Manager and Lecturer
2. WSU Beef Cattle Research
3. WSU Asst Prof, Livestock Systems
4. The Leef Group - IA and MN
5. The Lee Group - NC
6. Formulation/Sales/Nutrition

Campus Opportunities
7. AGAD Work Study
8. Poultry Farm Student Worker
9. New Purdue Student Farm
10. Animal Caretakers
11. Allometric - ANSC student worker


12. Pork Scholarships
13. Purdue COA Career Fair
14. 2011 International Livestock Congress USA

1. SDSU Dairy Manager and Lecturer

Dairy Science Department
South Dakota State University

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University is inviting applicants for the position of Lecturer and Manager of the Dairy Research and Training Facility. This individual will be responsible for daily operations at the University Dairy Farm, work closely with students and researchers, and serve as liaison between the department and dairy producers and professionals.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned B.S. in Dairy Production/Animal Science with 2 years post-B.S. experience in dairy farm management. Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and interest in managing a dairy research and teaching farm are essential. Knowledge of the dairy industry and ability to effectively communicate with producers and industry are essential. The candidate must be interested in training students on hands-on activities at the facility.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.S. in Dairy Production related major; experience with dairy cattle judging.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: October 15th 2010. Applications will continue to be considered until an acceptable candidate is recruited.

TO APPLY: Visit: , search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply for this posting." The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will require the attachment of a resume, cover letter with details regarding interest, ability to meet responsibilities, and reference page. In addition to the online application process, applicants must arrange to have three letters of recommendation and official transcripts sent to Dr. Arnold Hippen Search Committee Chair, Dairy Science Department, SDM 113/2104, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, Ph: (605) 688-5490,

Contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with the online process.

2. WSU Beef Cattle Research

The Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University seeks an outstanding, internationally recognized leader in research and teaching for the Baxter Endowed Chair in Beef Cattle Research. The Baxter Endowed Chair was created to enhance scholarship (research and teaching) in the Department of Animal Sciences related to beef cattle. The successful candidate is expected to have established and to maintain a highly productive teaching and extramurally funded research programs and will join a growing, productive team in the department and college. The Baxter Chair receives a quarterly allocation from the endowment for use in support of the Chair's research and teaching program.

Previous experience need not necessarily be with beef cattle, but the ultimate goal of the research and teaching conducted by the Baxter Chair must benefit the beef cattle industry. The successful candidate will significantly advance knowledge in the candidate's area of expertise, have a research program that contributes to the mission of the WSU Agricultural Research Center, effectively communicate scientific information to the research community, mentor students, and seek practical solutions for issues important to stakeholders and the general public. The specific area of expertise will complement current departmental research areas including animal genomics/genetics, meat science/muscle biology, reproductive physiology, and sustainable animal systems (environmental science, nutrition, animal well‐being). The academic component of the position requires teaching approximately one course per year at either the graduate or undergraduate level. Mentorship and support of graduate students, undergraduates and post‐doctoral research fellows are expected.

Associate Professor or Professor of Animal Sciences (rank dependent on qualifications)

Tenure‐track faculty position with an estimated 20% academic, 80% research appointment; 9 or 12‐month (negotiable).

WSU offers a competitive salary, a professional benefit package and a TIAA‐CREF retirement package.

Washington State University, Pullman campus

3. WSU Asst Prof, Livestock Systems

The Department of Animal Sciences at Washington State University invites nominations and applications of outstanding individuals for the position of Assistant Professor addressing livestock production systems through Extension and teaching. The appointee will develop, coordinate and lead a strong externally‐funded livestock systems Extension program that addresses issues relevant to the livestock industries. Excellent opportunities exist for interdisciplinary and collaborative Extension, research and teaching activities with scientists from many disciplines and through several interdisciplinary centers at WSU. At Washington State University, department‐based Extension faculty support their outreach program with a solid foundation in applied research that addresses important stakeholder issues and generates peer‐reviewed publications. The successful candidate is expected to transfer scientific technology through effective and innovative educational programs in teaching. The ability to develop, design and deliver curricula for graduate and undergraduate students and the ability to mentor graduate students is also expected. The appointee will teach approximately 2‐3 courses per year in areas associated with livestock production systems.

Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences

12‐month, tenure‐track faculty position with a 40% academic appointment, 60% Extension.

WSU offers a competitive salary, a professional benefit package and a TIAA‐CREF retirement package.

Washington State University, Pullman campus

Screening of application materials will begin on October 7, 2010.

Apply by submitting:

Please submit these documents electronically to Lisa Clyde, EEO Coordinator (, For further information please contact Dr. Kristen Johnson, Department of Animal Sciences at 509‐335‐4131 or

4. The Lee Group - IA and MN

We are currently representing exceptional opportunities for two Safety Managers -Plant Safety Manager and Asst. Safety Manager) to join a meat processing leader recognized for superior quality products. This organization seeks safety professionals to handle all aspects of a safety program within a meat processing operation, providing programs, training, and communications to ensure that safety standards are maintained at superior levels throughout all plant operations. This position will also supervise fire prevention and other programs as assigned.

You will be assisting in leading the safety program for the plant operation, administering all policies and programs related to accident and illness, reporting on the safety programs and results to management, and acting as an advisor on safety related areas. In this role you will administer and maintain all records related to the accident reporting, investigate accidents, and also initiate and follow-up on corrective measures. You will conduct, as well as attend supervisor safety training classes and departmental safety training classes. Emphasis in this role will be upon prevention; making daily plant inspections to discover unsafe work practices and correct these to prevent accidents. You will be introducing and implementing best safety practices in food processing, maintaining effective records and reporting systems, and implementing accident and injury prevention measures and solutions. The qualified candidate will demonstrate positive, effective communications, and will be an advisor; working closely with all plant production personnel and safety management. You will ensure effective safety program administration with all production and plant personnel through communications, training, and other efforts to enhance accident prevention and safety in all operations in the plant location assigned.

This position is with a successful and diversified company that markets their products world wide and is a leader in meat products. Additionally. this company is recognized for cutting edge technology in their operations, including one of the world's largest, most advanced meat processing operations. Positions will be located in a midwestern location (MN, IA) and relocation assistance is provided.

A BS/MS in Environmental Health and Safety, Food Science, or related area, and/or Certification as Safety Professional is required. A demonstrated record of progressive responsibility in safety program management is desired. Must be able to work in plant processing operations that vary in temperature from freezing (below 0) to 98 Degree temperatures for the duration of a project, as well as walk the entire plant operation for extended periods of time. Must be willing to work hours up to 50 per week, working with other plant safety managers.Bi-lingual language skills in both Spanish and English are preferred but not required.

The qualified candidate will have well developed communication skills, and demonstrated experience as a safety leader, communicating effectively with others to establish effective safety practices. Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate current and up-to-date date knowledge of industry safety trends and developments in all aspects of food manufacturing and processing operations safety, and be up-to-date with OSHA Certifications. The qualified candidate must be willing to participate in continued education through the OSHA Institute National Safety Council as well as The American Meat Institute and other organizations offering safety education, training, or certification.

In addition, a competitive package of compensation and benefits is provided.

5. The Lee Group - NC

We are currently representing exceptional opportunities in Plant Quality Supervision with a Fortune 500 meat/poultry processing leader recognized for superior quality products. This organization seeks quality assurance supervisors' for positions to be located in their flagship North Carolina operation, a renowned large-scale site.

In these roles, you will supervise quality programs at the plant level, guiding quality inspectors, and ensuring that quality standards are maintained at superior levels throughout all plant operations.

You will supervise quality associates, addressing and resolving personnel issues and concerns, monitoring attendance, and conducting performance appraisals. You will maintain automated data collection efforts and utilize data in a predictive and proactive manner, identifying and reporting trends that impact quality. Emphasis in this role will be upon guiding quality inspectors in the procedures and methods used to inspect, monitor, and audit processes and finished products, consistently maintaining quality processes in the operation.

You will communicate with members of management in operations, sales, and food safety on a regular basis to report quality data and receive feedback from the various departments to provide the best quality product possible. You will assist in ensuring plant production meets or exceeds USDA, HACPP, and GMP requirements, compiling and interpreting related test data. The plant quality supervisor will demonstrate positive, effective communications, and will be a collaborator; acting as a liaison in quality communications with internal departments including food safety, R and D, microbiology, sales, engineering, as well as production management, inspection personnel, and others.

You will ensure effective communications with all QA team members, through coaching and training in procedure, protocol, and policy and other communication to enhance quality operations in the plant location.

This position is with a successful and diversified Fortune 500 Company that markets their products world wide and is a leader in meat products. Additionally, this company is recognized for cutting edge technology in their operations, including one of the world's largest, most advanced meat processing operations. This company is ranked as one of the "Most Admired Companies" in the US based on effective leadership and effective employee relations. Their mission is focused on going above and beyond, setting superior standards in areas of social, community, and environmental responsibility. Positions will be located in North Carolina and relocation assistance is provided.

A BS in food science, animal science, business, engineering, quality or 3 + years of experience in the meat industry are desired. Basic knowledge of USDA regulations, HACCP, and GMP requirements is required. Experience with SQF-Safe Quality Food programs is a plus.

The qualified candidate will have well developed communication skills, effectively collaborating with others to create high quality solutions. Experience in supervising projects and staff is desired.

In addition, a competitive package of compensation and benefits is provided.

6. Formulation/Sales/Nutrition

We are currently seeking candidates for the following:


1-2 years experience in feed or related areas or straight out of college with desire for feed industry. Will train in Formulation, Nutrition and Sales. Must have MS in Animal Science or similar area. Salary $30-50K DUE. Western location. (01-116)

(you will find information on additional Animal Nutrition positions available on our website at:

If you know of someone who might have an interest in being considered for this position, please ask them to complete a Confidential Resume Form and submit a personal resume at:

All information is kept confidential and our fee is paid by the companies we recruit for so there is no cost to you as a candidate!

I have also attached a Microsoft Outlook Contact card with my contact information. I would appreciate you sharing this information with anyone I might be able to assist in the Agriculture industry.

Thank you for your help with this and also please contact me if I can help you to reach your personal career objectives.

Marty Mascari

7. AGAD Work Study

Essential Duties: Answer phones, greet visitors, inventory, data entry, on-campus errands, minor office cleaning

Hours: 10 hours per week

Start Date: August 23

Notes: Please apply in person to AGAD 26. Bring a fall 2010 class schedule and the amount of your work study award.

8. Poultry Farm Student Worker

This is a posting for a student worker to help with specified tasks. The work involves carrying out activities in sample collection for poultry as well as data/protocol management. The candidate will be under direct supervision and work hours are flexible and decided on a weekly basis, with up 1-10 hours per week depending on needs and availability.

Responsibilities will include but not restricted to the following

While training in any of these areas are preferable they are not required.

Candidates must show the following abilities

The work will provide the candidate to develop skills in management of data as well as hands-on training in areas of poultry and animal breeding. Additionally, there will be opportunities to learn Bio-Informatics techniques/ software as well as other computational skills. Compensation will be starting at $7 per hour. Interested candidates are encouraged to directly contact Ashok Ragavendran with a resume in word or pdf format (

9. New Purdue Student Farm

Interested in growing food for your community or center?
Interested in learning about sustainable agriculture?
Interested in Community Agriculture or Local Foods?

Join us in a new initiative to build a student-run farm at Purdue. Five acres have land have been set aside for the establishment and development of a new farm. The land has good soils and irrigation and is on the western edge of the main campus. There is enormous potential at the site and over the next few years we will transform it into a thriving farm that produces multiple commodities. In addition to its overall goal of producing a diverse array of healthy, sustainably grown vegetables for the Purdue community, the farm will be able to host a wide range of different projects, such as:

We are also offering the first student farm course this fall:

There is lots of potential, but there is also much to do! Work will begin in the fall semester as we plan for the first planting season next spring. Join us at the call-out. If you can't make the call-out, that's OK: contact Steve Hallett (

Student Farm call-out: Tuesday 31 Aug at 6:30 pm in Lilly Hall G-126.

10. Animal Caretakers

Student workers needed

Roughly 12 - 15 hours a week.
Paid position.
Assist in daily animal care and cleaning.

Send resume to me at my email address.
Fred Douglas, Director

11. Allometric - ANSC student worker

They need to be good at excel and math --

The sky is the limit to how much they would like to do - papers they would like to write etc-

Do you have any sharp undergraduate students who using excel - could work on one of two projects -

Modeling increased value optimal market weights for different PIC lines of pigs

And development of genetic line specific feed budgets - for PIC pigs - to be used in the industry .

Contact Dr Allan Schinckel

Allan P Schinckel
Professor of Animal Sciences
Department: Animal Sciences
Phone: 765.494.4836
Fax: 765.494.9346
Office: LILY 3-231
Area of Expertise: Breeding and Genetics, Swine

12. Pork Scholarships

I receive the Pork Magazine Online Newsletter and this scholarship opportunity came through today. Please forward all college juniors and seniors who plan to pursue a career in pork production management or a related field, or those seeking to attend graduate school majoring in a discipline with an emphasis on swine.

13. Purdue COA Career Fair

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Plan to attend this fall!

14. 2011 International Livestock Congress USA

Regarding the 2011 International Livestock Congress USA

The application deadline is October 1, 2010.

To access the application:

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