Animal Sciences Career E-Letter

March 11, 2013

From the Desk of Barry Delks
Animal Sciences Careers Website
All Current Full-Time Positions
All Current Internship Positions
College of Ag Interview Opportunities
Employers by Concentration/Species
All-Campus Career Information

Scholarships

Career Fairs

Full-time Positions
1. Beef-Related Opportunity for a Graduate Student (Master's Program)
2. Covance Careers
3. Pooch At Play Position
4. Farbest Farms - Hub Manager
5. Farbest Farms - Assistant Hub Manager
6. Ruminant Nutritionist
7. Foxhollow Farm's Assistant Manager
8. Ph.D. Candidates in Animal and Dairy Sciences

Part-time Positions

Internships/Summer Work
1. Take This Summer to Build up your Equine Resume
2. Remaining Covance Summer Internships
3. Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) Program

Study Abroad/ Travel Opportunities

Club Callouts

Leadership Development
1. BTNY 390 - Small Farm Experience (Fall 2013)
2. Animal Science Mentor Opportunity (2013-2014)

Contests                               


Full-time Positions


1. Beef-Related Opportunity for a Graduate Student (Master's Program)

Are you interested in Cattle nutrition and forages? Help Professor Brian Campbell at Virginia Tech this Fall!

Duration: A graduate student will work for a two year, fully-funded position.

Requirements: At least a 3.0 GPA

Research Focus: Beef Cattle Management and Nutrition

Current Projects: There is a current focus on stockpiled tall fescue for fall and winter feeding of beef cattle.

Other Opportunities: There are opportunities for more basic research and the ability to work on other research projects while completing their masters degree.

If interested, contact:
Brian Campbell
Ruminant Livestock Specialist
Southern Piedmont Center
2375 Darvills Road
Blackstone, VA 23824
(434)292-5331 ext. 233
Fax: (434) 292-5623


2. Covance Careers

NCFS Analyst - Madison, WI (job requisition number: 39286)
Our Nutritional Chemistry & Food Safety business line includes a wide range of analytical science work. Food quality, nutrition and packaging affect nearly every person around the globe. In these departments, we do work for most of the 'Top 100' food companies, as well as many ingredient manufactures, infant formula and pet food companies. Covance is currently seeking multiple Nutritional Chemistry & Food Safety Analysts for the Madison Wisconsin Site. We are looking for recent and upcoming May 2013 graduates with a strong interest in Chemistry and Nutrition. Duties include wet chemistry, running nutritional assays, training on instrumentation such as HPLC and regulatory documentation. To apply and view a full position description, please visit http://jobsearch.covance.com/%2039286-jobs.aspx

Bioanalytical Chemistry Analyst - Indianapolis, IN (job requisition number: 39099)
Put skills obtained from your education to practice at Covance in our chemistry labs. Learn to analyze samples for various compounds and components in compliance with applicable methods, protocols, SOPs and regulatory agency guidelines. The focus ofbioanalysis is to provide a quantitative measure of the active drug and/or its metabolite(s). Samples may be derived from cell culture media or from other biological matrices (plasma, serum, or urine etc). An appropriate Bioanalytical technique is required to make these measurements. Selection of the correct technique may depend on the molecule's chemical nature, molecular weight, and structure.
Covance is currently seeking a Bioanalytical Chemistry Analysts for the Indianapolis, IN site. We are looking for recent and upcoming May 2013 graduates with a strong interest in Chemistry. Duties include wet chemistry, running various assays, training on instrumentation such as HPLC and regulatory documentation. To apply and view a full position description please visit http://jobsearch.covance.com/jobs/765339-BioAnalytical-Chemistry-Analyst.aspx

Study Technician – Multiple locations (job requisition number: 38033)
Join other new and recent grads as one of our team members at Covance! Work in a fun, yet challenging environment. Create opportunity for growth and advancement – Covance has a dedicated training & development program for your scientific and/or professional career growth aspirations. Feel good knowing that the scientific work you do everyday is helping save the lives of millions of people around the world!
Nonclinical drug development is a complex, regulatory-driven process designed primarily to assess the safety and viability of new molecular entities. The goal of our nonclinical studies is to determine which compounds have the greatest probability of success, and to build a solid scientific foundation that spans all stages of clinical development. Manage, interpret and report results for studies conducted to determine safety and efficacy of pharmaceutical products.To apply and view a full position description please visit http://jobsearch.covance.com/38033-jobs.aspx


3. Pooch At Play Position

Pooch At Play is West Lafayette's newest doggie daycare! They currently have a position that will be opening in less than two weeks. This is especially geared towards any seniors who may be graduating in May.

If interested, send your resume to:
Holly N. Mayoras
Manager, CAPCT
Pooch At Play, LLC
(765) 838-8033
steve.mayoras@mypoochatplay.com

For more information about Pooch At Play, visit: www.mypoochatplay.com


4. Farbest Farms - Hub Manager

Farbest Farms, Inc. which has its head office in Jasper, IN has an opening for their Hub Brooder in Ramsey, KY.

Salary Range: $36,000-$38,000

Requirements: Must live within 30 minutes of Ramsey, KY

Reports to: Hub Flock Supervisor

Job Purpose: To produce a high quality turkey poult and to assure that each flock is properly cared for in accordance to the company's "best care" guidelines and to represent the Company in a positive manner.

Responsibilities:

  1. Planning and working on buildings design and layout with Project Manager.
    1. General layout
    2. Equipment lists not excluding equipment outside of turkey production
    3. Ventilation, feeding and water needs
  2. Oversee the construction phases along with the Project Manager.
  3. Plan daily work schedules and oversee work schedules in reference to weekends and holidays worked and leave of absences.
  4. Keep the day to day records for IDEM, mortality, feed and other input usage.
  5. Order
    1. Shavings
    2. Feed
    3. Supplies
  6. As well as all responsibilities of the farm laborer, which includes:
    1. Spread shavings and set up barns and pens to brood poults.
    2. Place poults and pick up and record mortality daily.
    3. Hand feed poults and clean drinkers daily for the first week of age.
    4. Maintain feeder, drinker, litter, and ventilation integrity during life of poult.
      1. Cleaning feeders and drinkers
      2. Tilling litter and adding shavings
      3. Using barn ventilation systems
    5. Help load poults at 5 weeks of age.
    6. Wash down, clean out old litter, and disinfect barns for next brood.
    7. Maintain a neat appearance and workable area in and around premise
      1. Mow, weed eat, remove snow
      2. Minor household tasks of cleaning and laundry at the farm office.
    8. Preventative equipment maintenance.

To Apply:
Mike Summerlot
(812) 631-0453
www.farbestfoods.com


5. Farbest Farms - Assistant Hub Manager

Farbest Farms, Inc. which has its head office in Jasper, IN has an opening for their Hub Brooder in Ramsey, KY.

Salary Range: $32,000-$34,000

Requirements: Must live within 30 minutes of Ramsey, KY

Reports to: Hub Manager

Job Purpose: To produce a high quality turkey poult and to assure that each flock is properly cared for in accordance to the company's "best care" guidelines and to represent the Company in a positive manner.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assist with planning daily work schedules and overseeing work schedules in reference to weekends and holidays worked and leave of absences.
  2. Help keep the day to day records for IDEM, mortality, feed and other input usage.
  3. Assist with ordering
    1. Shavings
    2. Feed
    3. Supplies
  4. As well as all responsibilities of the farm laborer, which includes:
    1. Spread shavings and set up barns and pens to brood poults.
    2. Place poults and pick up and record mortality daily.
    3. Hand feed poults and clean drinkers daily for the first week of age.
    4. Maintain feeder, drinker, litter, and ventilation integrity during life of poult.
      1. Cleaning feeders and drinkers
      2. Tilling litter and adding shavings
      3. Using barn ventilation systems
    5. Help load poults at 5 weeks of age.
    6. Wash down, clean out old litter, and disinfect barns for next brood.
    7. Maintain a neat appearance and workable area in and around premise
      1. Mow, weed eat, remove snow
      2. Minor household tasks of cleaning and laundry at the farm office.
    8. Preventative equipment maintenance.

To Apply:
Mike Summerlot
(812) 631-0453
www.farbestfoods.com


6. Ruminant Nutritionist

Nobis Agri Science, Inc., Michigan's Leader in Dairy Nutrition, has a great need and an excellent career opportunity for a Ruminant Nutritionist. The successful candidate will have the qualifications and desire to provide first class customer service and innovative solutions to modern, large herd dairies. The service area covers Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio with an ideal location of Lansing, MI.

Respnsibilities:

Qualifications:

Beneefits: Nobis Agri Service, Inc. offers an outstanding wage and benefits package, including health insurance, 401(k), paid leave, bonuses, and more.

Send your resume to:
Nobis Agri Service, Inc.
PO Box 394
Plainwell, MI 49080 or
Email: Ben Nobis ben@nobisagri.com

For more information, visit: www.nobisagri.com or email Ben Nobis


7. Foxhollow Farm's Assistant Manager

Foxhollow Farm is seeking a hardworking, enthusiastic, and self-motivated assistant farm manager for the grass-fed beef, grass-fed lamb, and haying operation. Applicants should be flexible to help with other areas of the farm's work as needed.

Location: Crestwood, Kentucky

For more information and to apply, visit: www.foxhollow.com/about/jobs/


8. Ph.D. Candidates in Animal and Dairy Sciences

The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at Mississippi State University is seeking outstanding Ph.D. candidates with masters and bachelors degrees in Animal Science and other realted fields. Current graduate students must received their degree before admission to Mississippi State University.

Requirements:

Expected research topic may focus on one of the following areas:

Benefits: The candidate will be paid $20,000/year plus tuition remission. Applicants should complete the university-required academic course work and dissertation research in approximately 3 years.

To Apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, official academic transcripts, GRE scores, and three letters of references to the Graduate admissions online at: https://mybanner.msstate.edu/prod/wwskblog.P_DispLoginNon. Potential applicants should discuss with potential faculty advisor which major/concentration would be most appropriate to apply to before submitting application. Applications will be accepted for Summer or Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 semesters.


Internships/ Summer Work


1. Take This Summer to Build Up Your Equine Resume

Melanie Kohlheim, a 2004 graduate from Purdue Animal Sciences has found a successful career in the equine industry as the Program Coordinator for Dreams on Horseback, a non-profit equine education center in Blacklick, Ohio near Ohio State University. While she doesn't have any current internships available, she encouraged equine-loving students to gain the following skills:

She would be happy to speak with Animal Sciences students, and her farm often hires new staff, specifically applicants with a 4 year degree in an animal related field.

Her Contact Information:
Melanie Kohlheim mkohlheim@gmail.com


2. Remaining Covance Summer Internships

The deadline to apply for these summer internships is near, and the positions are filling up. So, if you haven't applied to Covance's Summer Internship Program yet, apply as soon as possible!

Go to http://jobsearch.covance.com/ and search for the job number.

Greenfield, IN: Discovery and Translational Services: IVP (In Vivo Pharmacology)
This internship position offers an opportunity to work on the pre-clinical side of drug development in our Discovery and Translational Services Group. This is an opportunity to build upon a particular interest and knowledge of neuroscience in a pre-clinical setting while assessing and documenting behavioral observations. The project lies heavily on strong data collection and compliance with SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) and government regulations. We are seeking students who are pursuing a life science or veterinary/lab animal technology degree. A statistical background will be helpful for this role. Job requisition number: 38356

Madison, WI: Early Drug Development: Study Direction
This internship position is within Covance's Early Development Business line (also pre-clinical), specifically the Study Direction group. This is an opportunity to showcase an analytics background by helping to build a database of study related information. The deliverable of this project will be a compilation of previous studies, allowing easy access to pull specific information for reference/client inquiry of services. We are seeking a current student pursuing a life science degree, with a particular interest or emphasis toward biology. Job requisition number: 37753

Madison, WI & Battle Creek, MI: Nutritional Chemistry & Food Safety
Our Nutritional Chemistry & Food Safety business line includes a wide range of analytical science work. Food quality, nutrition and packaging affect nearly every person around the globe. In these departments, we do work for most of the 'Top 100' food companies, as well as many ingredient manufactures, infant formula and pet food companies. Between these two locations, we have multiple internship positions available for students who are pursuing a degree in life sciences. A particular interest in microbiology, chemistry or biochemistry will be beneficial in these roles. Job requisition numbers: 38689, 38721, 38770 & 38771

Indianapolis, IN: Central Laboratory Services
Central Laboratories is part of our Clinical Development business and the team at our Central Laboratory locations manage more than 214 million laboratory tests for over 1.2 M patients at over 120,000 investigator sites in over 95 countries! Since 1986, Covance Central Laboratory Services (CCLS) has been the world's leading provider of clinical trial laboratory services, dedicated to testing specimens and reporting data. We manage clinical trials conducted all over of the world. Our central laboratories use state-of-the-art processes for collecting, shipping, testing and storing laboratory specimens. Our process delivers fast, high-quality data - from protocol and visit-specific patient kits produced in our global automated kit production line, to computerized, bar-coded systems for testing and tracking specimens. Our customers receive real-time, web-based access to our laboratory test results and reports, resulting in Covance's position as a world leader in central laboratory services. Covance is a catalyst that enables medicine to change and save lives. Our project teams are passionate about delivering excellent customer service and unfaltering science. Our whole team takes pride in and has passion for what we do. As an integral part of this team, our employees make a difference in the lives of millions. Job requisition number: 36981

Indianapolis, IN: Information Technology
This internship is designed for a Junior Business Process Analyst. In this role provides the opportunity to work on various program platforms and technologies. Covance places high attention and continues to invest in our IT infrastructure, programs and platforms, specifically a number of current strategic IT initiatives are playing a vital role in the acceleration our companies broader business goals and objectives. Be a part of this team and exciting work this summer! Job requisition number: 37584


3. Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) Program

The KEMI program is now accepting applications for their Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 internship programs. This program offers internships to college students who are interested in gaining more hands-on experience with horses and who are looking for careers in the horse industry.

Duration: 22 weeks

Location: Interns live and work on Central Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms. Housing and an hourly stipend are provided to the interns.

Fall Session: (July 15th – December 13th ); Interns work with sales weanlings, yearlings, and broodmares. Some interns with exceptional riding skills will assist in the breaking and early training of yearlings. Interns will attend weekly educational seminars and are given multiple opportunities to network with industry professionals.

Spring Session: Interns learn all about equine reproduction by working with broodmares and foals. These interns also attend weekly seminars and also are provided with networking opportunities.

Application Deadline: Fall 2013 (Postmarked by April 30, 2013), Spring 2014 (Postmarked by October 31, 2013)

For more information, visit: www.kemi.org (for the application, click on "Contacts/Links"

You can follow KEMI on Facebook (Search for "Kentucky Equine Management Internship")

Questions? Contact:
Leslie Janecka
Kentucky Equine Management Internship
PX Box 910628
Lexington, KY 40591
Phone: (859) 227-2512
Fax: (859) 227-2753


Leadership Development


1. BTNY 390 - Small Farm Experience (Fall 2013)

Are you interested in the opportunity to work on the Purdue University student farm and to gain hands-on experience with small scale agriculture? Come join us this fall session where you will have a chance to engage in activities such as harvesting produce, post-harvest handling, learning about successful marketing strategies (CSA, farmers market, sales to restaurants, etc.) and product pricing, and exploring ideas on wild crops and seasonal sales.

This course will be followed up by a complimentary spring course that will include topics such as starting plants, learning plant families, seed saving, cover crops, and many more!

This Course includes: outdoor lab work, lectures, and group discussions. This course is 3 credits and is open to all students. BTNY 390 will be offered for the first time this fall and will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Interested? Come to the Callout: 6pm, March 20, Lilly 1‐436

Instructors: Steve Hallett (halletts@purdue.edu) and Tamara Benjamin (tamara17@purdue.edu)


2. Animal Science Mentor Opportunity (2013-2014)

Mission: To help incoming students adjust to Purdue University.

Purpose: Animal Science Mentors assist incoming and transfer students in their transition from High School or other universities to Purdue University by serving as a resource for guidance both socially and academically. Mentors help students improve their academic skills and help them meet other freshmen and upperclassmen in an informal and fun environment.

Further Inquiries: If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Patterson (jpatters@purdue.edu) or Ashley Daniel (daniel6@purdue.edu) or talk with a current mentor for more information.

Selection Criteria: To become an Animal Science Mentor, students need to be a full time student with a GPA > 2.5, have sophomore or greater standing by the fall semester and have two semesters of availability remaining. Interested students need to submit the following to Dawn Gulik in Room 112 Poultry Building:

Duties: Mentors are expected to meet at the beginning of each semester for training and orientation and once every other week for additional Mentor coordination and training. Mentors are expected to meet with their mentees at least weekly to help with academic success skills activities and with social functions. Mentors will help develop academic success activities and plan social activities for the Mentees.

Term: Newly selected Mentors will begin their one year term in August, 2013, when classes start. Mentors must always meet Mentor GPA requirements.

Schedule:                               
March 22                    Cover Letter and resume due in Poultry Bldg, 112 by 5:00 pm
March 28                     Applicants chosen to interview
April 4                         Applicant interviews and Mentors selected
April 11                       Meeting to introduce new Mentors and organize for the fall semester


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