Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of August 30, 2010

Full-time Opportunities
1. SDSU Dairy Manager and Teaching Facility/Lecturer
2. SDSU Dairy Plant Manager
3. SDSU Dairy Research and Teaching Facility/Lecturer
4. JBS United - Nursery
5. National Swine Registry - R Programming Consultant

Campus Opportunities
6. Purdue ANSC Farm

Internships

Other
7. COA Leadership Development Certificate Program
8. Intern Queen
9. Purdue COA Career Fair


1. SDSU Dairy Research and Teaching Facility/Lecturer

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage daily operations and oversee all facets of the Dairy Research and Training Facility.

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: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu , 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, arnold.hippen@sdstate.edu.

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


2. SDSU Dairy Plant Manager

The Dairy Science Department at South Dakota State University is inviting applications for the position of Manager of its Dairy Processing Plant. The Mission of the dairy plant is to serve as a hands-on training facility for undergraduate and graduate students. The selected candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of the dairy plant, including processing, supervision, training and scheduling of employees, budgets and marketing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Management and coordination of the operations of the South Dakota State University dairy plant.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to scheduling, coordinating, and supervising all aspects of dairy plant operations. Coordinate or monitor purchasing, product delivery, oversee all plant functions, including processing, cleaning, maintenance, budgets, employees and marketing. The Manager will be responsible for ensuring that the plant fulfills its teaching, research and service functions.

QUALIFICATIONS:
An earned B.S. in Dairy Manufacturing or related field and hands-on experience working in a dairy processing facility, particularly in the formulation of ice cream, cheese making, fluid milk processing, and operations and maintenance of common dairy processing equipment. The applicant must be qualified to obtain a milk pasteurizer's license. The Manager will be expected to cooperate with other department faculty in making the plant available for teaching and research activities of the department. Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal and supervisory skills, ability to effectively communicate with regulatory officials and industry personnel, and interest in working in a university setting are essential. Knowledge of the dairy industry, ability to effectively communicate and interest in training students on hands-on activities at the facility are essential.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Prior Experience in the management of a dairy plant.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled with an initial application review date of 1st October 2010.

TO APPLY:
To apply, visit: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu , search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on "apply or 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. Lloyd Metzger Search Committee Chair, Dairy Science Department, SDM 113/2104, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, Phone: (605) 688-5477 Email: lloyd.metzger@sdstate.edu.

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


3. SDSU Dairy Research and Teaching Facility/Lecturer

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage daily operations and oversee all facets of the Dairy Research and Training Facility.

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: https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, 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, arnold.hippen@sdstate.edu.

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


4. JBS United Nursery

Frankfort, IN

Position: Research Farm Team Member
Department: Research/Nutrition

Summary: The primary function of this position is to perform all duties involved in the feeding and caring of animals on the research farm, plus ensuring research trials are done correctly with accurate data collection.

Minimum requirements: Associates degree in Animal Nutrition, Animal Sciences or other relevant major. Bachelor's degree preferred.

Pay: $12-14 range, but will consider candidates qualifications.

Contact Information:
Greg Morgan, HR Director
JBS United, Inc.
322 S. Main St. Sheridan, IN 46069
317-758-2671 (o)
317-223-5649 (c)
317-758-2680 (fax)


5. National Swine Registry - R Programming Consultant

The National Swine Registry (NSR) located at 1769 US 52 W in West Lafayette, IN is seeking a programming consultant to assist in bio-economic modeling and statistical programming. Expertise in R programming language is required and experience in database management and Visual Basic web programming is desired. Knowledge of genetic evaluation systems and/or food production economics would be beneficial but is not required. Projects involved include collaborations with Purdue Faculty in Animal Sciences and Agricultural Economics. It is anticipated that on average 20-50 hours per month of work would be needed, depending on availability. Pay will range from $15-25 per hour depending on experience and qualifications. The position is open immediately and duration will depend on progress and evolved project goals. Applications will be accepted until October 1st or until a qualified candidate is identified.

Applicants should send resume to:

Dr. Clint Schwab
Director of Genetic and Technical Services
National Swine Registry
PO Box 2417
West Lafayette, IN 47906-2417
Office: 765-463-3594
Email: clint@nationalswine.com


6. Purdue ANSC Farm

Two student openings
8 - 16 hours per week for 3 - 4 weeks.
Duties handling, tagging and bagging poultry.
Minor measurements.
$7-10/ per hour

Contact:
Ashok Ragavendran
aragaven@purdue.edu


7. College of Agriculture Leadership Development Certificate Program

Do you want to grow your personal leadership abilities?
Do you want to have more interaction with key leaders from the agriculture industry?
Do you want to have a greater chance of landing your dream job?

Come to the callout meeting on Tuesday, September 7 at 5:30 pm in WSLR 116. You will be amazed at how you can incorporate many of your current activities and events into this program. Take a look at the website for further information: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/oap/ldcp/ or email Tracie Egger directly at: tegger@purdue.edu


8. Intern Queen

Another opportunity for students to understand the importance of having a internship during their college career. She will also provide information in obtaining internships.

The CCO is among eight campus organizations sponsoring a presentation (coordinated by LACD) by the Intern Queen, Lauren Berger in CL 50 on Wednesday, September 8th at 6pm. Lauren will speak on how students can find their dream internship and the importance of having internships throughout your college career. She will also discuss her journey that got her to where she is now. The presentation will take place in Class of 50, Room 224 on Wednesday, September 8th and is expected to run from 6-8pm.

Lauren Berger is CEO of Intern Queen Inc, an online internship destination that helps students find and apply for internships while also educating them on how to make the most of their experiences. Berger grew up in Clearwater, Florida and participated in 15 internships during her 4 years of college, hence the title "Intern Queen". Berger earned a degree in Organizational Business Communications at the University of Central Florida and interned for top-notch companies across the country such as MTV, FOX, BWR Public Relations, and NBC.


9. Purdue COA Career Fair

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


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