Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of March 28, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. Farm Manager at Western Illinois University
2. Schwartz Farms - Wean-finish Supervisor

Internships/Summer Opportunities
3. Summer Research Internship in Germany

4. CCO Inside Track

1. Farm Manager at Western Illinois University

We are looking for a new farm manager - a master's degree is required.

The link for the position is:

Professor William C Bailey
Director, School of Agriculture
Western Illinois University
Phone: +309-298-1080
Take a look at our website:

2. Schwartz Farms - Wean-finish Supervisor

32296 190th Street
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Producing quality pork and creating opportunities for rural communities.

Schwartz Farms, Inc. is accepting applications for a Wean-Finish Supervisor. It is the responsibility of a Wean-Finish Supervisor to cultivate a positive relationship with independent contractors, ensuring strong communication, trust and work cohesiveness while providing direction and counsel in the raising and caring of pigs.

Additional duties include optimizing production facilities, maintain proper recordkeeping and manage the marketing process. Position will work with independent contractors located in the Luverne, MN vicinity.

Application instructions
Applicants must have one year wean-finish experience
OR one year supervisory experience to be considered for this position
If interested in applying for this position, please submit an internal applicant questionnaire to Lisa Pietig by Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Schwartz Farms, Inc.
Attn: Lisa/Human Resources
32296 190th Street
Sleepy Eye MN 56085
507.794.5779 phone
507.794.5572 fax


Position may involve non-standard business hours in the event of emergency repairs. Incumbent may carry out several different tasks in a day, or at any number of locations, and may have to stand for long periods, lift heavy objects and work in uncomfortable, awkward or cramped positions, or on ladders. As a result of distance traveled, may involve overnight stay.

3. Summer Research Internship in Germany

I am writing to request you help in recruiting 2 students who would like to participate in a research internship in Hannover, Germany this summer. This would not be a paid internship, but students would receive free lodging - we can help with travel expenses. Two of our students participated in the internships last year in Ireland and Boston-area. Both had an excellent experience and are using this as their honors research.

Barbara Cohen, a graduate of Biochemistry (Ph.D. Harvard), is generously providing the opportunity for our students. She is the founder and chief scientific officer of Arex Life Sciences, Inc. She is also a distinguished alum.

Arex Life Sciences, Inc., based in Boston, Massachusetts develops and manufactures patented process-control diagnostics. They provide customers with fertility-preserving gender bias that is revolutionizing the dairy industry. It is the only company to offer a gender bias product that preserves fertility - preserves it so well, in fact, that EnGender™ is the only technology used on cows (lactating females) as well as heifers (females that have never gone through a milk-producing cycle).

The technology is used at AI stations by existing laboratory staff, without requirement for high-cost capital equipment or outside specialists. The technologies enhance natural biological processes to preserve cell integrity and boost on-farm performance. We believe science in synch with nature best serves farmers, growers and those they feed.

Students would be working on the EnGender technology in the labs at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover with Dr. Henrich Bollwein and at the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics, Friedrigh-Loeffler-Institut, with Prof. Dr. Deitlef Rath.

About Dr. Heinrich Bollwein's University:
The University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (German: Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, TiHo) is a university in Hanover and one of the five facilities for veterinary medicine in Germany, and the only one that remains independent. It is often referred to as TiHo by its staff and students.

According to the website there are currently about 2,400 university students, 2,000 of which study veterinary medicine, and 50 study biology. The staff has 1000 members, for example 63 professors and 250 other scientific assistants. The rest is mostly engaged in the 5 clinics and 13 institutes for pretty much every field of veterinary medicine. The clinics have an average of 49,000 patients a year (hospitalized, outpatient and polyclinical care), and of course, there are a lot of apprentices in related professions.

The school also maintains a botanical garden specializing in medicinal and poisonous plants, the Heil- und Giftpflanzengarten der Tierärztlichen Hochschule Hannover.

If you have questions, please let me know!

Linda L. Vallade
Program Leader for Agricultural Study Abroad
International Programs in Agriculture
Purdue University
615 West State St.
West Lafayette IN 47907-2053 U.S.A.
Phone: 765-494-9690
FAX: 765-494-9613

4. CCO Inside Track

I. Over 75 companies will be attending the College of Technology Career Fair. Students from all majors are encouraged to attend as employers will be discussing fulltime and internship opportunities. Be sure your students mark their calendars for March 28th, from 9:00AM - 3:00PM at the Purdue Memorial Union Ballrooms.

II. Full list of On-campus and Off-campus career events.
Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

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