Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of January 31, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. Pfizer Associate, Clinical, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development
2. Non-Clinical Veterinary Technologist, MED Institute, Inc.

3. ADM Field Sales Intern
4. NCBA Public Policy Internship
5. Indiana State Poultry Association (ISPA) Student Position
6. DC Summer Internship

7. The Inside Track
8. Students hosts needed for the COA Career Fair
9. Cargill Interviews

1. Pfizer Associate, Clinical, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development

Please apply at, reference Job ID # 947546

Within Clinical Development - incumbent will be assigned to one or more Project Teams and will have the following duties and responsibilities:

Assist with coordination of all study activities, including start up, investigator training, conduct, site monitoring and close out. These may include, but are not limited to:

This position works in animal research facilities handling a variety of livestock animals and/or companion animals. There may be exposure to animal wastes, chemicals and biologics and possibly radio-labeled compounds. Work will be conducted in office, lab, clinic, bio-containment and animal housing facilities. There may be exposure to temperature, climate extremes and dirty and dusty conditions. Flexible work hours may be required. Lifting: May be up to 40-60 pounds.

Educational Background:
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in a science field
Bachelor’s degree in a non-science field with at least two year’s experience in the livestock industry, a veterinary technician position, a biological science area, or research experience in an academic institution or the pharmaceutical industry.
Desirable: Master's degree

Work Experience/Skills:
Minimum: Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills.
Desirable: Experience and interest in working with livestock including cattle (dairy/beef), swine and/or poultry, as well as companion animals, which may include horses. Previous experience in a research environment (GCP/GLP) and/or previous experience in research/product development in the animal health industry.

Other Attributes Desirable:
Competence in Microsoft Word and Excel. Additional database software experience helpful.

2. Non-Clinical Veterinary Technologist, MED Institute, Inc.

Position Summary:
The growing and dynamic non-clinical testing team is seeking a well-qualified, positive, energetic, and helpful veterinary technologist interested in contributing to the testing of medical devices using animal models. This research and development position involves participation in the development of medical devices by assisting with surgical and interventional procedures for pre-clinical testing in small and large animals.


3. ADM Field Sales Intern

Job Description
Every day, the 29,000 people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) turn crops into renewable products that meet the demands of a growing world. At more than 240 processing plants, we convert corn, oilseeds, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, chemical and energy uses. We operate the world’s premier crop origination and transportation network, connecting crops and markets in more than 60 countries. Our global headquarters is in Decatur, Illinois, and our net sales for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010, were $62 billion. For more information about our Company and our products, visit

INTERN, Field Sales - Indiana
ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. - a fully-owned subsidiary of Archer Daniels Midland Company and national manufacturer of livestock feed with over 40 locations in North America is seeking a Field Sales Intern in the Indiana region. The Intern will be assigned a sales mentor that they will ride with to become acclimated to the sales climate. They will then begin to call on direct swine producers and dealers in the territory and become involved in data collection and market research work. The intern may become involved in show feed sales and attend fairs and clinics as assigned by manager.

We are interested in candidates that have a desire to pursue a career in Sales and/or Management that have had exposure to the agricultural field, and are willing to relocate after graduation. Candidates must be a Sophomore or Junior status, authorized to work within the United States and maintain an overall GPA of 2.8 or higher. Candidate must have the ability to lift 50 lbs regularly, manage vehicle confinement for long periods of time, and manage on-the-farm conditions. Successful candidates will have superior verbal and written communication skills and be self-motivated with the ability to manage time and priorities.

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check.

ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

NA, BLUFFTON, Indiana 467149788 United States

Bryan Rodibaugh
District Sales Manager
ADM Alliance Nutrition
C: 765.412.1228

4. NCBA Public Policy Internship

WASHINGTON (Jan. 5, 2011) - The National Cattlemen's Beef Association's (NCBA) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a public policy internship.

"One of the best ways to prepare to join the workforce after college is to gain real-world experience through internships," NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts said. "We are looking for college students with an interest in the beef industry and in public policy to help NCBA represent U.S. cattlemen and women in Washington, D.C. The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill; to assist with NCBA's regulatory efforts; and to work closely with the communications team."

The full-time internship will begin May 23, 2011and end Aug. 12, 2011. To apply, interested college juniors and seniors should submit the application, an official college transcript, two letters of recommendation and a resume to More information about the NCBA public policy internship is available here.

"From food safety and trade to environmental issues and taxes, this internship will give college students the opportunity to work alongside NCBA staff on many critical issues affecting U.S. cattlemen and women." Butts said. "If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to apply,"

5. Indiana State Poultry Association (ISPA) Student Position

The Indiana State Poultry Association represents the vast and diverse poultry industry in Indiana. The state of Indiana ranks first in the United States in duck production, third in egg production, seventh in turkey production, and produces millions of pounds of chicken a year. The Indiana State Poultry Association also provides services to the hundreds of small flock growers within the state.

The Indiana State Poultry Association has openings for 1 to 2 student internship positions. Although this is primarily a summer internship opportunity, students with available time could begin employment immediately.

Summer interns will work directly with the employees of the Indiana State Poultry Association to gain valuable experience within the poultry and agricultural industries. Due to the varied nature and responsibilities of the Indiana State Poultry Association, the students will have the opportunity to:

Applicants for the position should be sophomores or juniors in the College of Agriculture. Students should possess the following qualities:

For more information about the position(s); or to submit a cover letter, resume and references, please contact:
Linda Brennan
Indiana State Poultry Association
Purdue University Animal Sciences
915 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054

PH: 765-494-8517

6. DC Summer Internship

Spend a summer living and working in Washington, D.C. – one of the country’s most dynamic and exciting cities

Hone your Professional Skills

Take an active role in Agriculture/Science policy impacting our nation, our state and our local entities

Build your Network

From legislative internships on Capitol Hill to positions with think tanks, associations, organizations and advocacy groups, there is truly something for everyone

Included in the 8-week program is housing accommodations in the center of Washington, D.C. on the Georgetown University Law Center

For more information about the transformational program or to apply for the program please visit the website

Deadline to apply is January 31st

Lori Pence Barber
Assistant Director of Academic Programs
Scholarship Administration/Career Services
College of Agriculture Washington DC Public Policy Internship Program
Purdue University College of Agriculture
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: (765) 494-8482
Fax: (765) 494-8477

7. The Inside Track

January 26, 2011

I. COM day is a fun-filled day of communication development sessions, an interactive luncheon, followed by a career fair specifically geared towards Public Relations, Advertising and Marketing students. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and land that internship or job! Applications are available on the PRSSA bulletin board, second floor of BRNG. Students can also download the application from the PRSSA facebook page. It will be held on Saturday January 29th in the RAWLS Atrium.

II. The Journalism Job and Career Fair is a incredible opportunity to network with the Indiana and Chicago newspaper industry no matter if your students are looking for a job, internship, or just more information on the industry. The event also includes many free professional development workshops. It will be held on Saturday, January 29, from 9:00AM - 5:00PM at IUPUI Campus Center 420 University Boulevard Indianapolis, IN.

III. The Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS) at Rutgers University sponsors a Research Experiences for Undergraduates(REU) program each summer for full time undergraduate majors in the mathematical sciences, computer science, and related fields. Under NSF rules, only U.S. citizens and permanent residents are eligible to receive stipends and support for housing and travel costs. Be sure your students apply soon the deadline is January 31st.

IV. Students should stop by the College of Technology Resume Table Monday, January 31, or, Tuesday, February 1, from 12:00PM - 3:00PM outside KNOY 150. This is a great opportunity to have a résumé reviewed by a professional from the CCO staff.

V. The International Students Clinic - Job Fairs and Job Search Techniques is the perfect chance to learn all the do’s and don’ts of job fairs and job searches tailored to the needs of international students. Don’t let your students miss out on this great advice! The event is scheduled for Monday, January 31, at 6:30PM - 7:30PM at EE270.

VI. The College of Technology Career Fair is a great chance for students of any major to discuss career and internship opportunities from employers looking for Purdue students. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 2, from 9:00AM - 3:00PM in the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.

VII. CareerSpots are short clips (usually less than 3 minutes) that give you insight into different parts of the job search. They even have attached PDF’s that summarize the main points of the video. Encourage your students to take 2 minutes and watch one today. It will help develop their professional skills and can answer common career search questions.

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

Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

8. Students hosts needed for the COA Career Fair

We are in need of student hosts for the College of Agriculture Spring Career Fair. Student hosts have opportunities to network with company representatives before, during and after the career fair. We will need students to assist in the afternoon of February 21st and throughout the day on 22nd. Interested students should complete the attached form and email it back to me ( or drop it off at my office in AGAD 121 no later than February 9th. If you respond by email, please put 2011 Spring Career Fair Host in subject line.

Below briefly describes duties. Please see the attached document for more details about times and duties.
February 21st (day prior to fair)

February 22nd (day of fair)

Linda A. Austin
Career Services Assistant
College of Agriculture
Purdue University
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765-494-8473

9. Cargill Interviews

Cargill representatives will be interviewing February 23rd on-campus. They are currently accepting resumes through CCO for the following positions:

CASC Grain Operations Mgmt Trainee
Agronomy/Crop Scout Intern
Crop Inputs Farm Marketer Trainee

Interested students should go to CCO ( for further details on these positions. On-line resume submission ends on February 9th.

Questions or problems can be directed to me, Linda Austin.

Linda A. Austin
Career Services Assistant
College of Agriculture
Purdue University
615 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2053
Phone: 765-494-8473 Fax: 765-494-8477

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