Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of November 22, 2010

Full-time Positions
1. The Cattleman magazine
2. 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Specialist
3. 2 Positions at the University of Vermont
4. Dairy Products - Sales Position
5. Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Sciences
6. Research Food Technologist / Research Animal Scientist / Research Chemist

Campus Opportunity
7. Student Assistant Career Services and Alumni and Industry Liaison

Internships
8. Angus Internship, Scholarship Applications Being Accepted
9. Covance

Other
10. USDA Offers New Scholarship Program for Non-Veterinary Students
11. Industry Panel Discussion
12. CCO Inside Track Nov. 17, 2010


1. The Cattleman magazine

Livestock advertising sales

The Cattleman magazine, Fort Worth, Texas, the business journal of the Southwestern cattle industry has an immediate opening for a sales professional with an interest in beef cattle and beef producers to serve a large territory selling print and online advertising products.

The livestock sales professional will be provided an existing base of more than 500 clients and will be expected to cultivate new clients for the print publication and website.

This position requires attendance at client auction sales, industry events and major national livestock shows. This position may provide, or will arrange for, ring service at qualified auction sales.

The successful candidate will be independent, self-disciplined and inquisitive with an interest in other people, the ability to see tasks through to completion, ability to meet deadlines, and the desire to be part of a team.

Other requirements:

A detailed job description and list of benefits are available.

Please email cover letter and resume to Ellen H. Brisendine, editor, The Cattleman, ehbrisendine@tscra.org.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
1301 W. Seventh Street, Ste. 201
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
800-242-7820
tscra.org
thecattlemanmagazine.com


2. 4-H Youth Development Animal Science Specialist

Purdue Department of Youth Development and Agricultural Education

This administrative professional staff member will be a team committed to enhancing the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program. The successful candidate will have responsibility focused on 4-H Animal Sciences programming, and will work closely with Faculty, Extension Specialists, Educators and animal industry stakeholders. This individual will be managed jointly by the YDAE faculty member responsible for 4-H Animal Sciences programs and the Indiana 4-H Program Leader.

Qualifications:

Application: Purdue University Human Resources website - http://www.purdue.edu/hr/employment/ position number 1001055


3. 2 Positions at the University of Vermont

The Department of Animal Science at the University of Vermont invites applications for two Tenure-track Faculty Positions to begin August 2011.

Food Animal Biotechnology: This is a 9 month, tenure track, research and teaching position. Responsibilities include teaching and advising undergraduate and graduate level courses, and University service. In addition, the appointee will be required to develop a funded, innovative research program in the area of animal/rumen biotechnology to address areas of economic importance and interest to Animal Agriculture and/or Food Systems. Ideally, the research program should focus towards product differentiation and value added treatment-based strategies tailored towards different market segments, such as: infants (development and growth, disease control, or prevention of adult disease), youths (development and growth, or prevention of adult disease), adults (maintenance of good health), and the elderly (delay senility - "Cognitive Foods", reduce osteoporosis - "milk products"). Work can also be tailored towards value added processing of biomaterials and by-products. Research focused on dairy cattle is preferred and the appointee will be expected to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Department of Animal Science to strengthen national and Vermont dairy issues.

For further information on the Food Animal Biotechnology position, contact search committee chair Dr. Feng-Qi Zhao at feng-qi.zhao@uvm.edu.

Animal Genetics/Genomics: This is a 9 month, tenure track, research and teaching position. Responsibilities include teaching an introductory animal genetics course (focusing on ruminant and monogastric livestock animals), contributing to upper or graduate level courses, and advising undergraduate and graduate students. University service is also expected. In addition, the appointee will be required to develop a funded, innovative research program that will focus on host animal genetics and biochemical processes influencing desirable production traits in livestock and/or environmentally sustainable food production systems. This integral process will ultimately lead to the development of healthier and more nutritious foods, while establishing breeding lines of highly productive, but low methane emitting dairy and beef cattle. Moreover, this individual will be part of a large multidisciplinary team that will contribute new knowledge to better understand and combat obesity in humans where there is a direct link between intestinal microbial ecology and the diversion of calories towards fat production. Research focused on dairy cattle is preferred and the appointee will be expected to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Department of Animal Science to strengthen national and Vermont dairy issues. Research programs should incorporate the use of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and, or Metabolomics.

For further information on the Animal Genetics/Genomic position, contact search committee chair Dr. David Kerr at david.kerr@uvm.edu.

Applicants for either position are encouraged to apply before December 6, 2010, at which time review of applications will begin. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral level degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Animal Genetics, Molecular Genetics, Functional Genomics, Biotechnology, or a closely related field. At least two years postdoctoral experience is required and demonstration of success in attracting extramural funds is preferred.

All candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com and must attach to that application a curriculum vitae and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy along with three (3) letters of recommendation.


4. Dairy Products - Sales Position

Under the guidance of the Sales Manager this position will be responsible for growing a new territory to pre-determine sales levels. Although this person will be heavily supported by ANIMART, they will need to function at a very high level independently in the field. If you thrive in a team environment, but need the freedom to use your entrepreneur spirit to excel, please apply. For more on our company, please visit http://www.animart.com

Responsibilityes and Duties Include:
Expand business in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio, Immerse yourself in the MI, OH and IN dairy industries and be part of the community, Meet, then exceed an annual sales budget, Have made responsiveness and solutions selling part of who you are, Handle on-farm sales calls and ongoing client nurturing, Accurately track customer data via available software packages, Travel to trade shows, meetings, informational sales programs and/or committee meetings, Pursue professional growth opportunities, Contribute to ANIMART's culture through by taking initiative, respecting others, and leading, Have great communication and listening skills, Close business

Qualifications:
4-year degree in agriculture, Dairy Science or related field with a dairy background, Successful sales experience (verifiable), Working knowledge, understanding and interest in livestock production-based agriculture, Excellent written and oral communication skills, Proficient computer skills in Excel and other Microsoft Office products,Strong organizational and documentation skills Ability to set goals and achieve them, Positive attitude and approach, accountability, and professionalism, Clear driving record

Contact:
Please send cover letter and resume to:
karenh@animart.com
Karen Hunt, HR Manager


5. Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science

Department of Agricultural Sciences, Canyon, Texas

West Texas A&M University, a Member of The Texas A&M University System, invites applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Animal Science.

This is a twelve-month, tenure track position that reports to the Head of the Department of Agricultural Sciences. West Texas A&M University is located in one of the largest cattle feeding areas in the world, producing more than 7 million finished cattle annually, along with extensive cow-calf and stocker cattle production. The area also benefits from a high concentration of allied industries and services such as beef processors, feed manufacturers, renderers, pharmaceutical and biological manufacturers, technical support, and world-class consultants in feedyard health and nutrition.

Qualifications

Responsibilities

Review of applications will begin January 1, 2011 and the search will continue until the position is filled. Position is available for the Fall 2011 semester. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Electronic applications are encouraged. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, copies of official transcripts, resume, and a statement of current and future research interests.

Also, applicant should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to:

Dr. Mike S. Brown, Search Committee Chair
Department of Agricultural Sciences
WTAMU Box 60998
Canyon, TX 79016-0001
Phone: (806) 651-2550, Fax (806) 651-2938
E-mail: msbrown@wtamu.edu


6. Research Food Technologist / Research Animal Scientist / Research Chemist

The Quality & Safety Assessment Research Unit, U.S. Dept. Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (ARS), in Athens, Georgia would like to invite all interested and qualified candidates to apply for a Research Food Technologist / Research Animal Scientist / Research Chemist position in the area of poultry muscle quality.

Please use the link below or go to www.USAJobs.gov and search Athens, GA for specifics of the position.

The position closes December 10, 2010 and all must follow the "How to Apply" section in the job announcement.
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=92025115&JobTitle=Research+Food+Technologist%2fResearch+Animal+Scientist%2fResearch+Chemist&q=research+food+technologist&where=&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&x=0&y=0&AVSDM=2010-11-10+10%3a09%3a00


7. Student Assistant Career Services and Alumni and Industry Liaison

The Career Services and Relations position will work closely with Barry Delks in enhancing industry and alumni relations. The student assistant would help Improve careers services and coordinating communication to improve the Successful Alumni and Intern web sites. Duties may consist of activities including:

Minimum 5 hours/week in the spring- could start now
Paid position

Send resume and cover letter to:

Barry Delks
Lilly Hall Room 2109
West Lafayette, IN 47907
765 496 7234
delks@purdue.edu


8. Angus Internship, Scholarship Applications Being Accepted

The American Angus Association®, Angus Foundation and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) are offering several opportunities this fall for college students hoping to further their education and gain valuable real-world experience with the world's leading beef cattle association and branded beef program.

Available internships offer goal-oriented students an opportunity to build upon writing, editing, photography and organizational abilities while developing knowledge of agriculture and the beef industry. Deadlines, requirements and application details for the paid internships follow, in addition to scholarship opportunities also being offered through Angus Foundation and CAB.

Internships:

The American Angus Association Junior Activities Department is offering college sophomores, juniors or seniors the opportunity to assist with the planning and execution of junior shows and leadership events, and gain experience in association work. Applicants must be enrolled in an agriculture-related major and should be self-starters who are detail-oriented, outgoing and have the ability to work well with all types of people. Travel to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference and other shows should be expected as part of the internship.

The internship spans approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on applicant's availability. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011.

Applicants may send a cover letter, resume and references to: Robin Ruff, Director of Junior Activities, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Ruff at 816-383-5100 or rruff@angus.org.

The American Angus Association Communications and Public Relations Department is now accepting applications from college juniors or seniors studying communications or agriculture communications. Applicants with strong writing and design backgrounds who have completed coursework in news and feature writing, as well as editing and design are encouraged to apply. Photography experience and an understanding of video and social media would be an asset in this fast-paced internship. Travel is likely.

The internship spans approximately late-May to mid-August, with specific starting and ending dates depending on applicant's availability. Applications are due Feb. 1, 2011.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references and writing samples to: Crystal Albers or Crystal Young, American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

For more information contact Albers or Young at 816-383-5100; calbers@angus.org or cyoung@angus.org.

The Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) Industry Information Division
Click here for complete job description or to apply online. A brief cover letter, resume and three writing samples are requested.

For more information contact Miranda Reiman, CAB Industry Information assistant director, at mreiman@certifiedangusbeef.com or 308-784-2294.

Scholarships:

CAB's Colvin Scholarship Fund will award five scholarships in 2011 totaling $15,000 to individuals who demonstrate leadership in the beef industry. Applications will be judged on activities and scholastic achievement, essay and verbal communication skills and reference letters.

The top applicant will receive a $5,000 award; second place, $4,000; third, $3,000; fourth, $2,000; and fifth place, $1,000.

The application deadline is Dec. 4. For more information visit www.certifiedangusbeef.com, select Press Room and click on the Colvin Scholarship tab. The top two scholarship winners will win an all-expense paid trip to the 2011 Certified Angus Beef® Annual Conference, Sept. 22-24, 2011, in Sun River, Ore. Winners will be announced in January 2011.

Angus Foundation - In 2011, the Angus Foundation will make available general scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in higher education. Eligible Angus youth meeting the qualifications for the Angus Foundation's 2011 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarship Programs will be considered by the Angus Foundation's Scholarship Selection Committee.

As in past years, other specific and special criteria scholarships administered by the Angus Foundation will also be available. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the 2011 NJAS in Harrisburg, Pa.

Applications will be available online beginning Dec. 1, 2010. Visit www.angusfoundation.org for more information.


9. Covance Internship

12 week, paid internship

www.covancecareers.com/internships.php

2011 opportunities include positions at our:

Additional programs details:


10. USDA Offers New Scholarship Program for Non-Veterinary Students

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS) has established a new scholarship program for non-veterinary students who wish to pursue careers that have an impact on the health of animal agriculture. The Daniel E. Salmon Scholarship Program, named after the founding chief of USDA's Bureau of Animal Industry (predecessor to today's Veterinary Services program), will offer scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Students selected for the scholarships will receive tuition assistance, employment while in school and job benefits, including paid vacation and sick leave. They may also be eligible for a permanent Federal position upon completion of their degree and scholarship program requirements.

Interested students may apply to scholarship announcements, which will be posted between January and February of each year at www.aphis.usda.gov/animal_health/, click on "Work for VS." Questions about the scholarship program can be directed to the Veterinary Services Management Support Staff at (301) 734-7517.

Students pursuing veterinary degrees may apply for a veterinary services scholarship through a separate program, the Saul T. Wilson, Jr. Scholarship Program.


11. Industry Panel Discussion

The Purdue Collegiate Chapter of Farm Bureau is hosting a panel discussion of industry organizations on Monday, November 22nd at 4:30 pm in the PMU North Ballroom. Students and faculty are invited to attend, ask questions of the organizations and their representatives, and network. The evening will close with a private dessert reception for Collegiate Farm Bureau members and special guests.


12. CCO Inside Track Nov. 17, 2010

I. The CCO will have normal walk-in hours on Wednesday November 24th but will be closed on Thursday November 25th and Friday November 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

II. Time at home is the perfect chance to network. Let students know this is a great time to express career interests to family members and visit nearby companies. For more information on networking, refer students to the CCO's networking page.

III. The MIT AMGEN-UROP scholars program is an exciting, paid, 9 week research opportunity with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The program is open to student with and without previous research experience. It is the perfect opportunity for students to network with distinguished researchers in their field. See the attached flier for more information.

IV. Full list of On-campus and Off-campus career events.

Questions?
Comments?
Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor
cconews@purdue.edu


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