Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of March 7, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. Advance Pierre Foods - Quality Assurance Supervisor
2. Liberty Swine Farms - Farrowing Assistant
3. Bunge Fertilizer
4. LOL Exotic Animal Nutritionist

Internships/Summer Opportunities
5. Discovery Park Summer Internships
6. Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center Internship

7. ANSC Mentor Program Callout

1. Advance Pierre Foods - Quality Assurance Supervisor







Bachelor's degree in food technology with meats background is preferred or degreed in a related science area with work experience in quality.

2. Liberty Swine Farms - Farrowing Assistant

Liberty Swine is looking for a Farrowing Assistant for our 1000 sow farrow to finish unit. Assistant will be working with the Manager of this area and the Production Manager, and will be responsible for carrying out the day-to-day activities. Some of the activities the assistant will be responsible for include:

This is a great position for those with proven production skills. We are a small enough operation that your talents will make a difference. This individual should be good at detailed work, task oriented, and managing their own work load. This position is for someone who loves to be around animals.

Job Contact Information
Michelle Workman
Liberty Swine Farms, Inc
Phone: 260-330-3832
Fax: 815-572-5591

3. Bunge Fertilizer

Here's a new open position that we're very actively looking to fill and a great opportunity to get involved in our fertilizer business.

Boiler up!

Kathryn Lindborg
Farmer Focus Coordinator
Bunge North America
Phone 314.292.2796
Fax 314.292.4796

4. LOL Exotic Animal Nutritionist

Job Summary: Provides nutritional expertise and leadership in support of new product development, product launches, product management, and technical support for Mazuri line of Exotic Animal Diets and Aquaculture Diets. Strong interface and working relationship with sales, retailers and customers.

Requirements: Ph.D. in Ruminant Nutrition/Monogastric Nutrition or related field required, Professional Animal Scientist certification desired, Minimum years of experience? 3+ years preferred and 10 years for Senior Status

30 - 35% Travel is required in this position.

Brittany Vester Boler, PhD
Land O' Lakes Purina Feed
Animal Nutrition Technical Services Consultant
765-894-3104 Mobile/Office
651-234-8577 Fax

5. Discovery Park Summer Internships

Summer 2011 internship opportunities

The Discovery Learning Research Center is offering numerous full-time summer internship opportunities for undergraduate students. Please review the information below, and visit our website for additional details and the online application

For additional information please visit or contact the coordinator:

IfI/IfE: Monica Shively

DURI: Lisa Kirkham

CPIP: Amy Childress

6. Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center Internship

Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center is the largest wildlife rehabilitation facility in Indiana. We are located on a rural 80 acre site in Carroll County. Annually we admit 1700-2000 wildlife patients. We rehabilitate native wildlife and migratory species (from hummingbirds to eagles), mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We have on site surgery suite as our director is also a registered veterinary technician.

The internship will provide intense hands on experience in the field of wildlife rehabilitation, behavior and enrichment. Special focus will be given to the care, cleaning and feeding of nestling songbirds, raptors and orphan mammals.

Responsibilities will include animal handling, exams, fluid therapy, medication schedules and delivery methods, diet preparations, interacting with the public, answering phones, record keeping, doing laundry and dishes, cleaning cages and outside enclosures. Lots of cleaning. Intern must be self motivated, show attention to detail, punctuality, initiative and possess a strong desire to learn. You will be working in a fast paced, high stress environment.

All applicants subject to a background check. Part-time and full-time positions are available. Must be 18 years of age or older and have medical insurance. Much of your work will be physically demanding so you must be in good health. Animal experience from clinics, zoos, farms, 4H, etc. is a definite plus. Furnished room and/or cabin available for full time position, bathroom located in hospital. No financial stipend is available at this time. April through October is preferred time of year. Minimum 6 weeks, 8 weeks or longer will be given top priority.

Thank you for your help,
Denise Hays, Assistant Director
Wildcat Creek Wildlife Center
4709N 400W Delphi IN 46923
cell: 765-430-1582
center: 574-686-3069

7. ANSC Mentor Program Callout

Want to be involved in the development of a new program in Animal Sciences, as well as impacting the new students to the department?

The ANSC Mentor Program will be having a call-out on March 23 and 24 at 5:30 pm. Location is TBA, so keep looking for emails and/or flyers.

Contact Bryan Robets ( or Dr. Patterson ( for more information.

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