Student Worker Positions Open

Positions for both Undergraduate Farm Animal Assistant(s) and a Student Lab Attendant in Animal Science in a Nutritional Physiology Lab that focuses on dairy cattle are available for undergraduate students in Animal Science. Information on the positions can be found below.

Position Title: Undergraduate Farm Animal Assistant - Dairy Barn
Duties: This position is at the St. Paul campus dairy barn. The individual(s) hired will have the opportunity to assist with multiple aspects of providing animal care to lactating dairy cows and their calves. Specific duties will be variable and will depend upon animal and barn needs and student interest and experience. These duties could include animal handling (moving, etc.), milking, feeding, cleaning, etc.
Starting Date: 9/5 or soon thereafter
Pay Range: $9.75 minimum
Hours: Flexible depending upon availability and barn needs. Barn activities occur primarily between 4
AM and 8 PM every day and could include evenings when cows are calving. There are multiple work shifts (or portions of shifts) that are available to student hires.
Desired Qualifications:Prefer individuals with dairy cattle experience and qualified for work study.
Contact Person/Email/Telephone:
Saige Sulzberger
ssulzber@umn.edu
Barn: 612-624- 3062

Position Title: Student Lab Attendant - in Animal Science in a Nutritional Physiology Lab that focuses on dairy cattle
Duties: This position is in a nutritional/metabolic physiology lab in the Department of Animal Science that focuses on dairy cows in early lactation. The individual hired will assist with collection and processing of biological samples (blood, Urine, feed, etc.), routine lab work including cleaning glassware, data entry preparation of samples for analysis, and standard analyses of feed and biological samples. Opportunities exist to conduct additional analyses and for independent studies (UROP, etc.). We need someone who is available for 3 to 4 h on Tuesdays. Other work hours can be more flexible but blocks of 3 to 4 h intervals are generally required to complete sample analysis. Some weekend work is required, especially when collecting biological samples from cows.
Starting Date: 9/5 or soon thereafter
Pay Range: $10.00
Hours: 10 to 12 hr per week depending on individual
Desired Qualifications:We seek a work-study student with an organized approach and the ability to focus and to pay attention to details. We will train the individual for specific techniques but a strong interest in research is desirable. Experience working with large animals, preferably cattle, is required.
Contact Person/Email/Telephone:
Wanda Weber
weber023@umn.edu
Lab: 612-624- 5348
Cell: 651-261- 9361