Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

Week of April 4, 2011

Full-time Opportunities
1. GEA Farm Technologies, Inc
2. USMARC Swine Unit Manager

Internships/Summer Opportunities
3. IBCA Summer Interns
4. ANSC Behavior Research Position
5. ANSC Newsletter Editor Position
6. Klondike Canine Academy Position

7. CCO Inside Track

1. GEA Farm Technologies, Inc.

Job Title: Technical Support Technician
Location: Naperville, IL or Galesville, WI
Summary: The Technical Support Technician is responsible for providing technical advice, assistance and support to WestfaliaSurge dealerships via all means of communication.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:

Qualification / Education Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.           

Please send cover letter and resume to: (e-mail is preferred)

Leo Schlimgen
1880 Country Farm Drive
Naperville IL 60563

Phone: 630.548.8207

2. USMARC Swine Unit Manager

University of Nebraska US Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) Position located near Clay Center, NE. USMARC is a facility for research, development, and study of meat animal production in the U.S., making major contributions toward solving problems facing the US livestock industry. Candidate will have overall responsibility for directing operation of Swine Research Unit; will provide liaison between unit employees and researchers; will be key person in developing new procedures and new programs. BS in agriculture required. MS in relevant ag discipline is preferred. Minimum of 1 year relevant experience in agriculture. Preferred experience will also include experience with AI, embryo transfer, and progressive biosecurity management. Valid driver's license required. $35,990/year minimum. Excellent benefits including staff/dependent scholarship program. Apply at (Requisition #110157). UNL is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Call 402-762-4151 for further information or if ADA accommodation is required.

Direct link to the position announcement and application process:

Lea A. Rempel
Research Physiologist (Animal)
U.S. Meat Animal Research Center
PO Box 166, State Spur 18D
Clay Center, NE 68933
Office Ph: 402-762-4185
Cell Ph: 402-621-0586
Fax: 402-762-4382

3. IBCA Summer Intern

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association/Indiana Beef Council is now accepting resumes to be considered for their summer intern positions. One position will be for a full summer intern and the other intern spot will be for the time period surrounding the Indiana State Fair. Jobs will include participating in beef consumer education and marketing events as well developing and executing the consumer exhibit in the Pioneer Our Land Pavilion during the State Fair. Anyone interested in applying may send their information to:

4. ANSC Behavior Research Position

The major duty is to collect chicken behavioral data from video tapes. 15 to 20 hours/week now and 40 hours/week during the summer.

Contact me to set up an appointment for an interview.

Heng-wei Cheng
Adjunct Associate Professor - Voting

Department: Animal Sciences
Phone: 765.494.8022
Fax: 765.496.1993
Office: POUL 216A

Area of Expertise: Animal Behavior and Well-Being

5. ANSC Newsletter Editor Position

Paid position
Usually 60-70 hours of work distributed throughout the year.
The majority of the work is during the spring semester.

Job Duties:

Skills or willing to learn:

InDesign CS5 and Photoshop CS5 knowledge Dreamweaver CS5 knowledge a plus

Send a resume to
Donna Lofgren at

6. Klondike Canine Academy Position

Type: Part Time
Location: Off Campus, West Lafayette
Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels
3662 N 250 W
West Lafayette, IN 47906
(take McCormick Rd north straight across US 52 W)

Position: Canine Playgroup Monitor

Klondike Canine Academy and Recreation & Sports Park (the behavior and training branch of Blair Animal Clinic & Klondike Kennels) is hiring for the position of Playgroup Monitor. This person monitors the off-leash Canine Playgroup sessions which take place in our Canine Recreation & Sports Park (dog park).

Training/Skill: Animal Care background and handling experience of dogs required (i.e. dog walking, pet sitting, kennel/veterinary attendant, humane society). Knowledge of canine behavior, customer relations, and basic computer skills are also required

Requirements: Must be able to work outdoors in most weather conditions and be able to walk dogs greater than 50 lbs, handling a variety of breeds and sizes, and availability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Hours Available: varies, Wednesdays 3:30-6:30pm, Fridays 3:30-6:30pm, Saturdays 9:30am -12:30pm, Sundays 1:30-6:30pm

Interested applicants should submit an application for employment and current resume attention: Layla Amberger, CPDT-KA

Contact: 765-463-2611

7. CCO Inside Track

I. The Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair has over 2 dozen employers hoping to chat with Big 10 students from a wide variety of majors. Be sure to get in on the event that goes on Tuesday, April 5th - Thursday, April 7th.

II. Disability Awareness Event: Transition to Work: View from the Real World: Employer & Employee Perspectives is an exciting workshop that will include: refreshments, presentations, and some interactive activities for participants. Students should attend on Wednesday, April 6th, 2011from 7:00PM - 8:30PM in LWSN 1106.

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

Hannah Schmidt, The Inside Track Editor

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