Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of February 21, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. North Dakota PhD Position in Ruminant Nutrition
2. Beef Reviewer position vacancy
3. Provimi job opportunities
4. Grain and Feed Merchandiser

Internships/Summer Opportunities
5. Camp Akeela Summer Camp Opportunities
6. Pasture-Based Dairy Research Internship
7. Smithfield Foods Internships

8. CCO Inside Track
9. Spring College of Agriculture Career Fair
10. Animalia Presentation
11. Syngenta Session

1. North Dakota PhD Position in Ruminant Nutrition

POSITION TITLE: Graduate Student, PhD in Ruminant Nutrition

DEPARTMENT: North Dakota State University
Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND
Department of Animal Sciences, Fargo, ND

SALARY: Commensurate with experience

SCREENING DATE: March 1, 2011

DESCRIPTION: Support and conduct agricultural research in the area of animal science, specifically ruminant nutrition. Responsibilities include data recording, entry, analysis; record field/laboratory data utilizing associated software for data analysis; prepare data for reports/manuscripts; assist other professional staff with data analysis when available; supervise graduate, undergraduate and staff with collection of field and laboratory research data; determine work schedule and assign work; train employees on specific research techniques; coordinate efforts of research; provide assistance for multi-state research teams; and communicate with other research personnel.

Specific trials and research techniques will include: ewe supplementation during pregnancy and its effect on developmental programming of offspring; offspring prolificacy following ewe supplementation during pregnancy; impacts of maternal supplementation on uterine and umbilical blood flows; and evaluation of dried distillers grains in lamb feedlot rations. The research will be conducted at the NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND and at the Department of Animal Sciences, Fargo, ND.



TO APPLY: All interested persons should contact Dr. Christopher Schauer ( for more information. Submit the following supporting documents to the Hettinger Research Extension Center, PO Box 1377, Hettinger, ND 58639, by the close of business on the screening date: 1) cover letter; 2) current resume; and 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references. NOTE: Incomplete files will NOT be considered. Veteran's claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the screening date. Proof of eligibility

2. Beef Reviewer position vacancy

(Animal Scientist or Veterinarian)

The Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is seeking an animal scientist or veterinarian with emphasis in beef cattle management, nutrition, physiology, or meat science to serve in the Division of Production Drugs as a reviewer of scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of production drugs used in food animals.

Responsibilities include determination of whether an application to market a new animal drug should be approved based on scientific grounds, governing laws, and regulations. The reviewer determines the safety and effectiveness of the drug by assessing the significance of risks involved in using the drug compared with production oriented or nutritional benefits. The reviewer also assesses the adequacy of labeled warnings and directions for use. The reviewer consults with FDA chemists, toxicologists, biometricians, veterinarians, and attorneys involved in the science and policy of the drug approval process. The reviewer meets with technical and regulatory staff from the pharmaceutical industry to discuss the roadmap to approval, appropriate experimental design in the development of protocols, feedback for on-going studies, and review of submitted data. The reviewer also meets with regulators from other countries and agencies to collaborate on common regulatory issues.

Credentials: A PhD or DVM with emphasis in Beef Cattle Management, Nutrition, or Meat Science is required. Applicants with pending degrees will be considered. Experience in animal nutrition, physiology, genetics, or management, and emerging technologies is highly desirable. The successful applicant will be comfortable making broad inferences using information from a variety of sources. A background in experimental design and statistics is also desirable. Excellent writing and verbal skills and computer proficiency are necessary. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Benefits: Federal Government benefit package includes a retirement fund, life insurance policy, long term care insurance, generous annual and sick leave, a comprehensive health care plan, and flexible work schedules. Continuing education is encouraged through in‑house seminars and short‑term training.

Location: The Center for Veterinary Medicine is located in Rockville, Maryland, 15 miles northwest of Washington, D.C.

Beginning Salary: Commensurate with training and experience: GS‑12, Step 1 equivalent ($74,872) to GS‑12, Step 10 ($97,333).

How to apply: Submit resume or CV to Dr. Linda Wilmot, Director, Division of Production Drugs (HFV-120), Center for Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration;
E-mail: Phone: (240) 276-8101. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2011

3. Provimi job opportunities

Listed below is a link to our website with all our open positions listed.
Here are the job listings:

Currently looking for:

Nicole Neal, PHR
Human Resources Director
+1 937 469 5826

Provimi North America, Inc.

10 Collective Way
P.O. Box 69, Brookville, Ohio 45309 USA
+1 937 770 2469, F +1 937 770 2495

4. Grain and Feed Merchandiser

Originate corn for the ethanol plant and sell the wet ddg to the local feeding trade and the dry ddg to the traders/jobbers. 2+ years grain merchandising or feed ingredient trading. Will consider recent graduate of Purdue or Illinois. Farm background a plus. Degree required. Indiana

(you will find information on additional positions available on our website at:

If you know of someone who is qualified and might have an interest in being considered for this position, please ask them to contact me or to complete a Confidential Resume Form and submit a personal resume at:

All information is kept confidential and our fee is paid by the companies we recruit for so there is NO cost to the candidate!

Marty Mascari

5. Camp Akeela Summer Camp Opportunities

Enjoy an UNFORGETTABLE, life-changing summer!

What is Camp Akeela?
Camp Akeela is an overnight summer camp in Vermont for boys and girls ages 9 - 16. Many of our campers have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome or a non-verbal learning disability. Others are undiagnosed but are described as "quirky." All are very bright, charming and well-behaved boys and girls who struggle to connect with their peers. Akeela's small, supportive community helps campers improve their social skills, make friends, gain self-confidence and have fun!

Who should apply to Camp Akeela?
Our staff members are primarily college and graduate school students in the fields of psychology, education, special ed, PT, OT, SLP, social work, outdoor education, etc. They choose to join Akeela because they are excited about living, playing, laughing, coaching, teaching and learning in our camp community.

Staff will not be providing "therapy" in the traditional sense, but will be a key part of a program that integrates a therapeutic approach to recreation and community living. Staff will have the opportunity to work first-hand with children and see the practical applications of their studies, while providing an incredible, life-changing camp experience. Camp Akeela's directors Debbie (PsyD in Clinical Psychology, Yeshiva University) and Eric Sasson (MEd, Harvard University), along with a key staff of experienced professionals, are at camp to mentor and support the staff.

Jobs Available at Camp Akeela: (only male counselor positions available)
Activity Specialists - Ropes Course, Hiking & Camping, Arts & Crafts, Tennis, General Sports, Archery, Swimming, Boating, Sailing, Fishing, Woodworking, Rocketry, Animal Care
Bunk Counselors - Male only

2011 Summer Details

To apply please visit or contact

6. Pasture-Based Dairy Research Internship

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

POSITION: Pasture-Based Dairy Research Intern - Cow Health & Behavior

The W.K. Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) is Michigan State University's largest off-campus education complex and one of North America's premier inland field stations. Located near Kalamazoo, Michigan (about 65 miles southwest of the main MSU campus), the 4,065-acre station includes the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Kellogg Farm and Dairy, the Kellogg Biological Laboratories, the KBS Conference Center, Extension and Outreach offices, and the Lux Arbor Reserve.

The KBS Dairy is a pasture-based dairy with robotic milking. The dairy herd, consisting of about 100 lactating Holstein cows plus dry cows and heifers, is rotationally grazed on 200 acres of irrigated pasture from spring through fall. Robotic milking systems allow cows to be milked voluntarily any time of the day with limited human involvement, reducing stress on the cow and allowing greater flexibility for the dairy producer.

This position would be part of a study examining the interaction of milking frequency and pasture-based nutrition on the health, metabolism and behavior of dairy cows in the period surrounding parturition.

LOCATION: Michigan State University - Kellogg Biological Station Dairy

DURATION: Summer internship from May to August.



STIPEND: $250/week

HOUSING: Available at KBS (application required)

Dr. Elizabeth Karcher
1250C Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517-353-8518
Fax: 517-353-1699

To apply, send resume and cover letter to the above address by March 1, 2010

7. Smithfield Foods internships

Internships: Internships are for rising juniors and seniors. We pay $11/hour. It's a 12-week program. Our internships are project-based. Though they get the day-to-day experience of working for Smithfield, they also have the opportunity to work on a project and are able to present their project to the Executive team at the end of the summer. We do not offer housing assistance.

Anna Bondurant
111 Commerce Street ~ Smithfield, VA 23430
Office: 757.365.3520
Fax: 757.357.1369

8. CCO Inside Track

I. Career fairs are in full swing so be sure that your students' résumés shine. Students can bring their résumés to the College of Agriculture Resume Table on Monday, February 21st, from 11:00AM - 3:00PM in the lobby of Lilly.

II. Students who can't make the above résumé table can attend the College of Liberal Arts Resume Table also on Monday, February 21st 1:00PM - 3:00PM in front of Beering 114.

III. Over 50 companies will be attending the College of Agriculture Spring Career Fair on Tuesday, February 22nd, from 9:30AM - 3:00PM at PFEN. All majors are invited so students should check the attendance list to see if there are employers they would like to speak to.

IV. Rights and Responsibilities of Employees with Disabilities and Capitalizing on Strengths is a workshop that will include refreshments, presentations, and some interactive activities for participants. The series is co-sponsored by the Disability Resource Center (DRC), the DRC Peer Mentor Program, and the Center for Career Opportunities. The series is designed to assist students in preparing for their eventual employment. The event will be hosted February 23rd from 7:00PM-8:30PM in LSWN 1106.

V. Students can learn about the best ways to improve their online networking at the LinkedIn - Career Networking workshop Thursday, February 24th from 4:30PM - 5:30PM at UNIV 117.

VI. The Liberal Arts Student Council and the College of Liberal Arts Career Development Center hosts an annual career and internship fair called The Professional Forum. The day includes company presentations, panel discussions led by Purdue alumni, and company representatives, and a traditional career/internship fair in the afternoon. It is an all day career fair open to everyone on Friday, February 25th, in STEW 214ABCD.

VII. Students can have their résumés checked by CCO staff at the PESC Resume Table on Friday, February 25th, from 10:00AM - 4:00PM in STEW 194.

VIII. Interns for Indiana, Interns for Entrepreneurship, the Discovery Park Undergraduate Research Internship and the Cancer Prevention Internship are four programs that offer research and internship opportunities for students in all majors. More information can be found at website at . Applications will be accepted through the online form on the website beginning February 7, 2011.

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

Questions? Comments?
Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

9. Spring College of Agriculture Career Fair

The Spring College of Agriculture Career Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 22nd in Pfendler Hall from 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Current companies scheduled to interview through the College of Agriculture:

10. Animalia Presentation

Ailigh will be presenting Animalia's Intern Opportunities at the Career Fair on Feb. 22. If you have students that would like to see more information, send them her way if you would be so kind. Also, if you have a senior seminar afterward or something, let me know as she may be willing to participate in that as well.

Joel Vanderbush, Zoologist
Executive Director
(317) 695-5461

Learn more at our website at and become a fan of Animalia's facebook page to receive updates and event announcements

11. Syngenta Session

Drop-in information session with Syngenta representatives.

Stop by to learn more about Syngenta and employment opportunities for 2011. Don't forget to grab some snacks on your way to class and enter your name for the chance to win a sponsorship to an Ag event, a Spring Break kit, or a Syngenta hoodie!

Wednesday, February 23rd from 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Prize raffle will be conducted at 12:00 noon, so be sure to stop by to see if you're a winner!

The Student Achievement & Leadership Center in the College of Agriculture located in the Agricultural Administration Building, room 121.

Please visit to learn more about open positions with Syngenta. And don't forget to stop by the Syngenta booth at the Career Fair on Tuesday!

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