Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of December 13, 2010

Full-time Positions
1. BOAH Food Scientist Position
2. ASREC Feed Mill Foreman

3. Pasture Dairy Center Outreach Internship
4. American Simmental Association Internship
5. Legan Livestock and Grain Internship

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1. BOAH Food Scientist Position

We are accepting applications for a Food Scientist 2 with the Meat and Poultry Inspection Program now until December 20, 2010. The position is based out of our central office in Indianapolis, but some travel will be required. The individual in this position will be responsible for evaluating the overall food safety systems in Indiana meat and poultry processing facilities; this includes evaluating Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and sanitation plans.

This job also requires a bachelor's degree and two years of professional experience so we are looking for December 2010 graduates (or earlier) who have some outside work experience. Their degree must have an emphasis on science or business administration. More information about the position and a link to the application can be found on our website at If anyone has questions he/she can contact our Meat and Poultry Division at 317/544-2405.

Janelle Thompson
Public Information Officer
Indiana State Board of Animal Health
4154 N. Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46205
P: 317/544-2383
F: 317/542-1415

2. ASREC Feed Mill Foreman

Manage the daily operations and work with Animal Sciences faculty and staff to plan for short, intermediate, and long-term needs and will oversee and be responsible for all Feed Mill operations, facilities, and equipment. Supervise and coordinate work schedules for one full-time employee and up to two part-time student employees. Perform hands on work as needed. Operate all phases of the Feed Mill within departmental, University, state, and federal rules and regulations. Use discretion in the procurement of goods, services, and the storage and disposal of items. Develop techniques to increase efficiency and accuracy in all phases of the Feed Mill. Effectively manage emergency situations such as power failure, equipment failure or malfunction, or worker injury. Develop an annual operation budget and operate within the constraints of that budget.



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3. Pasture Dairy Center Outreach Internship

W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
3700 E. Gull Lake Dr.
Hickory Corners, MI 49060

Pasture Dairy Center Intern - Outreach
The Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Dairy us a pasture-based dairy with robotic milking. The dairy facility supports research, education, and outreach activities in the areas of animal health and welfare, dairy production, ecology, pasture management and food systems.

The dairy intern will work under the supervision of Mat Haan (Pasture Dairy Center Project Coordinator) and Dr. Diana Stuart (Assistant Professor MSU Department of Sociology) to help develop programs and materials to achieve the education and outreach goals of the KBS Pasture Dairy Center.

Location: Michigan State University W.K. Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI. Approximately 65 miles south west of the main MSU campus in East Lansing. 

$250 per week, stipend paid biweekly.
Room and board provided, if needed.
Work-related transportation provided.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to Mat Haan by March 14, 2011. E-mail submission of applications is preferred.
269-671-2360 (office)
269-671-2351 (Fax)

4. American Simmental Association Internship

American Simmental Association has a summer internship available.
Located in Bozeman, Montana.

An intern working primarily with the planning and administration of the 2011 National and Regional Classics is being sought for the period of late-May through early August. Incoming juniors or seniors in college with a major in agriculture are eligible to apply. Applicants must be detail oriented and have knowledge of basic computer programs. Please send your resume and cover to the ASA office, Attention Lacey Robinson, Youth Coordinator at the ASA office. Deadline for application is February 1, 2011. For more detailed information regarding the internship, please call 406-599-2394.

5. Legan Livestock and Grain Internship

We are a family farm raising pigs and crops. This internship would be within our swine production division working with the sows and baby pigs. We have 2,400 sows, selling weaned pigs. Contact me at or 765-720-3950.

Beth Tharp
Legan Livestock and Grain, Inc.
(765) 720-3950

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