Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of September 27, 2010

Full-time Opportunities
1. Agri-Search, Inc.
2. Humane Farm Animal Care Coordinator
3. WI DNR - Forest Products Utilization Specialist
4. Priority One - Swine Health Technician
5. Monon Veterinary Clinic
6. Organic Education Specialist
7. Communication and Marketing Coordinator
8. Land O'Lakes R & D
9. Commodity Marketing Analyst
10. ELANCO Animal Health
11. ELANCO Animal Health
12. Columbian Park Zoo

13. Precision Laboratories - Summer Intern

14. Ossabaw Research Unit Transportation
15. Peace Corps
16. Showmaster Ambassador Program
17. Tails-N-Trails 5K
18. Career Fair Prep
19. Purdue Animal Sciences Industry Tour
20. Precision Laboratories Interviews
21. World Equestrian Games Tickets
22. ANSC Networking Opportunity
23. Additional Networking Opportunities
24. Purdue COA Career Fair

1. Agri-Search, Inc.
Gain access to a database of employment opportunities in all facets of agriculture.

2. Humane Farm Animal Care

Certification Program Coordinator

Herndon, VA

$35,000 - full time position


Humane Farm Animal Care® (HFAC), a non-profit certification organization improving the lives of farm animals in food production, seeks a full-time Certification Program Coordinator to coordinate the certification program including all certification documentation, scheduling of inspections, inspector training, and customer service to farmers. HFAC is a dynamic workplace that requires a passionate, enthusiastic team member who works well with others, has the ability to multitask and manage changing priorities, as well as the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision. This position is ideal for a confident self-starter who has a passion for our mission.




Please send an email with your cover letter and resume or CV to the Director of Certification , Jackie Sleeper, at or you can fax it to 703-435-3981. We regret that we will only be able to contact applicants that we schedule for an interview.

For additional information, visit HFAC's website at

3. Forest Products Utilization & Marketing Specialist (Madison or Tomahawk, WI)

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Division of Forestry is currently seeking a Forest Products Utilization & Marketing Specialist (FPU&M) to provide expert consultation and technology transfer to a variety of businesses, internal and external customers, and multi-stakeholder teams to support the forest industry statewide.

The FPU&M Specialist will primarily consult in the areas of forest product utilization, emerging forest products market and business development, and manufacturing process improvement. This position will also conduct and coordinate manufacturing process efficiency studies based on LEAN manufacturing principles; and review business plans and plant designs for new forest products start-ups and plant expansions. Additionally, the FPU&M Specialist will assist with developing promotional materials demonstrating the environmental advantages of wood products; provide expert guidance for woody biomass market development; and assist communities to mitigate the impacts of invasive species. This position is also responsible for preparing confidential reports, conducting presentations, as well as make recommendations for policy development.

Application deadline is September 28, 2010. Starting salary is between $45,990 - 75,884 (depending on experience), and includes an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

For application materials, please go to If you have any questions, please contact HR Specialist Jacquelyn Koeller by phone 608.266.1407 or email

4. Priority One Services - Swine Health Technician

We are looking for experienced Swine Managers and Swine Technicians to fill various positions in the United States for a contract with a major pharmaceutical company. All positions are contingent on a successful bid with the pharmaceutical company. All candidates must have a valid U.S. driver license and have at the minimum a high school diploma or GED. Below are qualifications for these positions.

Swine Managers must have at least three years experience working with swine and posses a 2 or 4yr degree in Animal Science or related field. They work primarily in barns but may work outdoors in all weather conditions. All technicians are expected to be able to lift 50 lbs and must be physical fit to endure the demands of the job. They must follow safety precautions to avoid injury when working with machinery and tools, wear protective clothing and follow good animal hygiene practices to prevent or control the spread of diseases and parasites.

Swine technicians must have at least one year experience working with swine. They work primarily in barns but may work outdoors in all weather conditions. All technicians are expected to be able to lift 50 lbs and must be physical fit to endure the demands of the job. They must follow safety precautions to avoid injury when working with machinery and tools, wear protective clothing and follow good animal hygiene practices to prevent or control the spread of diseases and parasites.

Duties vary from one position to another but, in general, swine technicians:
monitor the health and well being of pigs;

All candidates should mail, fax and/or email cover letters and resumes to:
Priority One Services, Inc., Attn: Recruiter
6600 Fleet Drive, Alexandria, VA 22310
PHONE: 703-971-5505 FAX: 703-971-5440
Or Apply Online: www.PriorityOneServices.

5. Monon Veterinary Clinic

421 E. St. Rd. 16
Monon, IN 47959

We are currently seeking a dependable individual for a full time practice manager.

Job duties would consist of but are not limited to:

Please submit resumes by November 20, 2010. Please contact Heidi with any questions.

6. Organic Education Specialist

The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is seeking an Organic Education Specialist to join its team. The Organic Education Specialist serves as an expert for MOSES by providing education, training and resources about organic and sustainable farming practices to farmers and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate is outgoing and enjoys interacting with people.

Educate and Teach Others
Communicate about Organic and Sustainable Agriculture


Reports to: Executive Director
Job Status: Regular, Full-Time (40 hours)
Salary: $32,000 - $36,000, D.O.E.
Location: Spring Valley, WI
MOSES is an equal opportunity provider.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to:
Kelli Cameron, Director of Development & Systems
Application deadline is September 30 or until filled.

7. Communications and Marketing Coordinator

The Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) is seeking a Communications and Marketing Coordinator to join its team.

The ideal candidate for the Communications and Marketing Coordinator position is technology savvy and enjoys interacting with people, both in person and online.

Candidates should be knowledgeable about organic agriculture and sustainability and value its importance. Candidates should also enjoy interacting with people and participating in the support of office functions. In addition, candidates should be experienced in the design of marketing materials, and have strong writing skills and technical capabilities.

Marketing Image and Design
Supports the Mission of MOSES



Reports to: Director of Development & Systems
Job Status: Regular, Full-Time (32-40 hours)
Salary: $28,000 - $35,000
Location: Spring Valley, WI
MOSES is an equal opportunity provider.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume to:
Kelli Cameron, Director of Development & Systems

8. Land O'Lakes R & D

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is one of America's premiere member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.

Since 1921, we have been member-owned and directed. Today, we are the second-largest cooperative in the nation with approximately 9,000 employees, 3,200 direct producer-members and 1,000 member cooperatives serving more than 300,000 agricultural producers. We handle 12 billion pounds of milk annually, produce a plethora of dairy foods products, are home to our respective industries' top value-added brands and are a trusted partner to many of the nation's top food companies and manufacturers. We do business in all 50 states and more than 50 countries, with our headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Here at Land O'Lakes, Inc., we value and recognize the unique talents and potential of all employees, and we are dedicated to being a high-performing organization built on the foundation of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

If you are interested in becoming a part of this amazing team, please visit our website at

We are currently seeking:
Research and Development Intern (6704BR)
Arden Hills, MN

Business Unit Description:
Land O'Lakes Dairy Foods division is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States. The LAND O LAKES® brand is recognized and valued by consumers and customers nationwide and internationally.

Position Purpose:
The Research and Development intern will support the Foodservice and Retail Divisions within Land O'Lakes. The position provides an opportunity to interact with research scientists and technologists in the development of innovative dairy products, technologies, or packaging. Occasional travel to Land O'Lakes manufacturing facilities may be required.

Required (Basic) Experience & Education:
Sophomore (or higher) in an accredited Food Science, Dairy Science, Packaging or related program required. A desire to learn and understand the role of Research and Development in food manufacturing is preferred.

Required Competencies & Other Skills:
Strong organizational and communication skills are required. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment is necessary. Must be detail oriented. The internship requires a commitment of 12 weeks.

9. Commodity Market Analyst

Informa Economics, located in Memphis, TN, is a well-established economics and management consulting firm focused in the areas of food, agribusiness, transportation and energy. For more information, please refer to

For consideration, qualified, highly-motivated and analytically-minded candidates are invited to e-mail a cover letter and resume to: Please indicate "Commodity Market Analyst" in the e-mail subject line.

Informa Economics, Inc is an EEO employer.

10. Elanco Animal Health

Job ID: 17927
Job Title: Sales Representative - Elanco Animal Health
Job Details Link:

Position: Sales Representative - Elanco Animal Health
The purpose of the sales representative role is to create demand and secure sales by delivering and demonstrating the value of Elanco Animal Health products to direct customers and influencers. The sales representative manages a territory through yearly action planning, account plans, expense management and appropriate communications consistent with Elanco's business unit marketing and sales objectives. A sales territory consists of livestock production customers, veterinarians, nutritionists, feed companies and distribution contacts. Elanco sales territories are in various locations across the United States.




CONTACT PERSON: Terri Zimmerman
DEADLINE: We will be on campus at the career fair and conduct interviews the following day. However, you may apply up through mid-October.

11. Elanco Animal Health

Job ID: 17926
Job Title: Sales/Marketing Internships-Elanco Animal Health
Job Details Link: NAL%2Fenus%

Elanco Sales and/or Marketing Intern
Elanco Animal Health is seeking applicants for Summer 2010 internships. These internships are approximately 12 weeks in duration. Internships will be located either in Greenfield, IN, or across the United States.




CONTACT PERSON: Terri Zimmerman
DEADLINE: We will be on campus at the career fair and conduct interviews the following day. However, you may apply up through mid-October.

12. Columbian Park Zoo

We currently have 3 Work Study positions available: Two Zookeeper positions and one Registrar position.

These are Work Study positions ONLY and applicants must be available for a couple of shifts (usually 3-4 hour time frame) between the hours of 8:00 am -5:00 pm. Candidates will need to be able to work during the week as well as weekends.

We will select energetic and enthusiastic individuals who are detail-oriented and possess effective communication skills. The Zookeeper positions are physically demanding and require good time management skills as well. Candidates for the Registrar position need to be well-organized and will spend much of their shift in an office setting working with our medical records software. The Registrar will interpret documented information and transfer this data to our collection's permanent records.

Interested candidates will need to submit the following to me via e-mail, fax, or hand delivery by this coming weekend:

Claudine Laufman
1915 Scott Street
Lafayette, IN 47904

13. Precision Laboratories, Inc. - Job Description - Summer Intern

Location: Field based
Starting Date: May 2011

This is a field-based position (near your school or home) designed to develop and challenge the intern's skills by assigning them specific projects for completion. During the employment period, interns will be evaluated on their organization, communication and presentation skills. After a one week orientation period in the corporate office, interns will work independently on the assigned projects, with the aid of a local Precision District Sales Manager within one of the company's three business units.

Responsibilities include:

Required skills:

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their resume to:
Tamari Williams
Precision Laboratories, Inc
1429 S. Shields Drive
Waukegan, IL 60085

14. Ossabaw Research Unit Transportation

Need transportation to ASREC
$9.50 / hour
Ability to lift 50 lbs regularly
Cleaning and mixing feed
Need dependable, reliable person.
20 hours per week (plan your own schedule) - can be nights and weekends
Apply by sending a resume

15. Peace Corps

Fall Applicants can depart for service upon graduation.

Peace Corps is increasing the number of international volunteer positions, and we have more opportunities than ever for college seniors and grad students to apply for 2011 programs.

Peace Corps continues to seek applicants with specific skill sets in education, agriculture, environment, health, business and IT. We also need applicants majoring in areas such as liberal arts, humanities, cultures and languages, international studies, political science, anthropology, geography, communications, etc.

Peace Corps looks for applicants with leadership skills and commitment to service, and if needed, can advise on the best type of volunteer or internship work to complete according to skills and interests to fully qualify for a spot. For example, we currently have a high need for applicants who are willing to gain a few months of tutoring/teaching experience in order to qualify for English teaching assignments.

Interested candidates can go to to apply online and talk with a recruiter about Peace Corps assignments best matching their qualifications. Also, local information sessions are listed at

Benefits of Peace Corps Service
In addition to making a difference for others, Peace Corps service comes with tangible benefits:

Peace Corps is a great way to launch a career. Volunteers return home as global citizens, with cross-cultural, leadership, language, teaching and community development skills that position them well for advanced education and professional opportunities.

We hope that you can share this information about Peace Corps with your students. Or, contact our office if you would like more information or handout materials for your department.

Thank you for your ongoing help and support in making this unique personal and professional development opportunity available to your students.

Peace Corps Volunteers must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years of age, but there is no upper age limit. First established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, the Peace Corps celebrates 50 years of global outreach and service in 2011. Read more about the Peace Corps mission.

>> Students can Apply Online

16. Showmaster Ambassador Program

We are looking for individuals in their respective show communities who support and believe in the products they feed. We are also interested in individuals who are active in their area who can help spread the word about Showmaster Feeds as well as events taking place in the industry.

What do you get?

Being part of the Showmaster Ambassador Program, you will receive the following:

For an application, stop by Lilly 2-109.

17. Tails-N-Trails 5K

October 9, 2010

It is time again for the 2 Annual Tails-N-Trails 5K, 15K, Dog Walk Event to benefit the Local animal shelter. This year we have added a 15K trail run along with the 5K trail run and Dog Walk. You have only a couple weeks left to pre-register. All pre-registered participants will receive a water bottle. This year we have moved to a high tech dry fit T-Shirt and it is optional for only $10. The Male and Female winners of both the 5K and 15K races will receive a $25 Gift Card to Tri-N-Run Sports Store. Professional Sports Photographer William Snyder ( will be on hand taking pictures for our event.

We are honored to have at this year's event our local Police K-9 unit who will be putting on a demonstration before the start of the race. We will also have the State Disc Dog Champions performing for you while the race results are being tallied. Results will be emailed to all participants as well as posted on our website. All Dogs attending the event will be receiving collapsible water bowls, Frisbees, tennis balls, and other freebies. We have some great door prizes we
will be giving away:

You will also find several interesting Vendors at this year's race: Natural healing and acupuncture for your pets with Dr. Cathy Alinovi, Lead Guide Dog programs, Home Pet sitting, and Healthy Chocolate.
So, let's get registered and help the injured and abandoned animals in Tippecanoe.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Brent & Dawn Sanders -

18. Career Fair Prep

Employer Panel Discussion
We will host a Employer Panel Discussion the night before the Career Fair on October 4th @ 6:00 in the Dean's Auditorium in Pfendler Hall. There will be 10 industry representatives and one COA student (see attachment) providing tips and important information regarding: how to approach them at the Career Fair, resume tips, interviewing, professional dress, networking, what not to do, communicating before, during and after the application/interview process.

Resume Blitz
October 4th in Lilly Lobby from 11:00-3:00
Center for Career Opportunities staff will be critiquing resumes at this location. All students welcome.

19. Purdue Animal Science Industry Tour

Friday, October 22
Elanco - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Covance - 11:00 - 2:00
Lunch Sponsored by Covance

Limited to 20 seniors & graduate students in ANSC, DVM and Vet tech students. For more information contact: Barry Delks, Coordinator of Career Services

20. Precision Laboratories Interviews

Precision Laboratories will be attending the October 5th Agriculture Career Fair and conducting interviews the day after on October 6th for a summer intern position (description attached). If interested in interviewing for this position, please email your resume to Tamari Williams at by 3:00 p.m. on October 4th. Those individuals who apply in advance will receive preferential consideration for an interview.

 21. World Equestrian Games Tickets
Cargill has several World Equestrian Games tickets for sale at a very big discount. Contact Rob Martin ( for more information.

22. ANSC Networking Opportunity

Great opportunity to network with industry representatives!
Tuesday, October 5th
Discussion panels at 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 in Lilly 3-102.
Additional networking and refreshments at 5:30 - 6:30 pm in Lilly 3-113.
Sponsored by JBS United

23. Additional Networking Opportunities

Seniors! Still looking for employment? You are invited to the ANSC 281 Careers in Animal Sciences panel.

BASi, FSA, USDA, LOL, PIC, IPC, Covance, Cincinnati Zoo and Kent Feeds will each be represented.

Wednesday, October 6th at 10:30 and 11:30 am in Lilly 3-102

24. Purdue COA Career Fair
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Electronic version of the Career Fair booklet on October 1st by 5:00 p.m. on the COA Career Services website (

Great resource to review what companies are coming and which ones offer internships, full-time employment etc.

We will also have paper copies available the day of the Career Fair.

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