External Positions

The positions below are posted here as a courtesy to employers external to the Department of Animal Science, University of Minnesota.

Dairy SalesDairy Sales Intern
Stewart, MN

Company overview: TechMix is a family-owned fast growing animal health company focused on redefining hydration to keep animals drinking, eating and producing. We believe hydration is the single most important component in the well-being and performance of your animals. We believe that during stress events, animals don't drink enough water - leading to dehydration - and don't consume enough critical nutrients. We believe hydration innovation is a critical component to your success.

Purpose: The purpose of the Dairy Sales Intern is to increase sales through awareness of TechMix products to dairy producers and influencers within the assigned geographic area of responsibility. The focus of the intern will be on the dairy customers not currently being called on by the TechMix Territory Manager. Herds with 100-400 cows.

Primary responsibilities: Grow sales by creating demand for YMCP® Vitall™ and BlueLite® Replenish with dairy producers in partnership with resellers identified by TechMix. Maintain current sales by reinforcing the benefits of TechMix products with the assigned resellers. Conduct professional sales calls with 30 dairy producers per week with the goal of gaining a sale to be fulfilled by the assigned reseller. Document management protocols around fresh cows and calves in CRM by location. Communicate and collaborate with TechMix colleagues. Communicate trends and opportunities to TechMix management. Develop and enhance technical knowledge and professional selling skills. Maintain adequate records of contacts and results to allow for weekly reporting to Bovine Sales Lead and to prepare and present a position summary presentation to TechMix Management at the conclusion of the internship.

Dates of employment: May 14, 2018 to July 27, 2018.

Requirements: Ability to communicate professionally with customers, resellers, and TechMix colleagues. Ability to execute professional sales interactions following the guidelines established by TechMix. Self-motivated and able to work independently while maintaining TechMix values. Fluent in dairy production practices and terminology. Ability to learn technical information related to dairy production and TechMix products. Ability to travel including overnight travel as required. Valid driver’s license and employment credentials.

Reporting structure: Sales interns will report to the Bovine Sales Leader. Sales intern will partner with one Territory Manager and focus on selected resellers herds within their territory. TechMix will provide a vehicle and will reimburse travel related expenses occurred during the time of employment. Compensation will be $600.00 per week.

Experiences & education: Enrolled in four-year college or university degree program. Dairy industry or production experience.

Applications requested prior to 2/28/18: Email interest to Brian Wesemann, Bovine Sales Leader ( brianwesemann@techmixglobal.com). Include permanent address.

POSTED 2/9/18

Area Sales Manager
East Central/Select Sires

Description: The area sales manager will experience a career with East Central/Select Sires, the industry leader in genetics, reproduction, and product solutions for dairy and beef producers. This position is based in the heart of dairy country: southern Wisconsin.

Key responsibilities: Oversee a developed sales territory for semen, product, and nitrogen sales. Manage and assist a seasoned group of artificial-insemination (A.I.) technicians. Co-manage integral key accounts with other senior staff members. Work closely with other key staff to coordinate on-farm reproductive consultation and genetic mating needs for dairy producers and their management teams. Build relationships with prospective clients, while maintaining partnerships with current clients, within a defined territory. Prospect clientele to grow sales and oversee customer account receivables.

Qualifications: Excellent written and communication skills. Positive work ethic with a service-orientated attitude. Self-motivated with the ability to work on your own and in a team structure. Proven organizational and leadership skills. Ability to adapt and learn new technologies. Strong computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Excel and Word). Proficient knowledge of pedigrees or past judging experience is preferred. A.I. and heat-detection experience is preferred.

Education/experience: Bachelor's degree in dairy/animal science, agribusiness, or related area is preferred. Minimum 3-5 years of experience in the dairy-cattle industry is preferred. Previous sales and management experience preferred.

Additional info: At East Central/Select Sires, we pride ourselves on working with our customers to obtain their reproductive and genetic goals. This position will include a competitive base salary and commissions with potential growth, a full benefit package and 401(k), and paid vacation and time off. If you are a self-motivated individual who has the skills needed to take on key responsibilities and the desire to be a part of the East Central/Select Sire’s team, we want to hear from you.

Application: Qualified candidates should send résumé, cover letter, and job application to Phillip Dieter at phildieter@ecselectsires.com. The applciation deadline is February 9, 2018.

POSTED 1/29/18

Summer 2018 Internship
Black Leg Ranch
McKenzie, ND

About the ranch: Black Leg Ranch is offering an internship opportunity for the upcoming summer. The program will run from May 20-August 1. Students will have the opportunity to earn college credits upon successful completion of the internship. The ranch is family owned on 17,000 acres and is located SE of McKenzie, ND, or 25 miles SE of Bismarck. We are a commercial cow/calf operation with 600 cows and graze an additional 2,400 head of cattle in the summer. The ranch also runs an outfitting business and an agri-tourism venue, however the internship will focus on the cattle side of the operation. Black Leg Ranch was the 2016 recipients of the Aldo Leopold Conservation Award for ND, as well as the 2016 NCBA National Environmental Stewardship Award Program. We calve our cows in May-June and intensively manage our grazing land with a rotational grazing system. Crops are planted in the months of May-July and hay is put up when ready to be harvested. We are very engaged in soil health and utilize No-till farming as well as cover crops to promote soil biology and to regenerate our organic matter. We take extreme pride in building back our natural resources as well as wildlife. For more information on the ranch go to YouTube and search Black Leg Ranch. There are several videos highlighting what the ranch is all about.

Job duties: Assisting with calving; Building/fixing fence; Moving cattle; Assisting with planting; Assisting with haying; Day to day ranch requirements. Intern will also be able to learn principles of Holistic Management, Intensive Grazing, Utilizing Cover Crops to build soil health and to cut winter feed costs, and practices to become profitable in a ranching business. The intern will be able to observe diverse ventures, Rolling Plains Adventures (a full-service hunting outfitting business) and an Agri-Tourism operation hosting weddings, corporate events, soil health tours, and many events promoting and spreading a positive image of Agriculture. Interns will be provided with on ranch housing and pay will be given as well as a potential bonus upon completion of successful internship. Expect to work the same hours as we do from Monday-Friday. Saturdays and Sundays can be given off, unless prior arrangements have been made.

Application deadline: Please submit application by March 10, 2018. Email to j.doan1882@gmail.com or mail to Jerry Doan, Black Leg Ranch, 24401 62nd Ave SE, McKenzie, ND 58572. Interviews will be conducted mid-March.

POSTED 1/19/18

Instructional Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist
Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University

Position: Instructional Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with an emphasis in animal science and expertise in swine production. This is a 12-month, non-tenure track position with responsibilities for teaching (65%), extension (25%) and service (10%). The start/hire date for this position will be on or before September 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with training and experience.

General duties & responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities will include instruction at the undergraduate level, which will involve working closely with Animal Science teaching faculty to implement the new undergraduate curriculum by revitalizing swine production and management courses (Discipline Focus Courses). The individual will also work with the US Pork Center of Excellence (https://www.usporkcenter.org/) to enhance opportunities for learning in the pork industry and aid students in conducting high impact learning experiences (such as swine research, pork industry internships, and other experiences). The incumbent will develop online course sections to address the needs of undergraduate students at West Texas A&M University who have an interest in swine production and for non-major Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students. This individual will also be part of the teaching faculty cadre to instruct students in the new Animal Science capstone courses and participate in graduate education. The incumbent’s Extension role will focus on leading statewide responsibilities in swine Extension activities, including providing education for commercial swine producers in Texas.

Requirements: PhD in animal science or closely related field, with documented evidence of expertise in swine production. A demonstrated desire and ability to teach and develop a strong program in undergraduate education is required. Successful applicant must have demonstrated interest and/or expertise in working with swine producers and the swine industry overall, and must be willing to contribute to graduate training within the Department. Understanding of the job responsibilities of an Extension Specialist is required, along with adequate training to conduct, interpret and publish translational research with direct application to the swine industry. Demonstrated ability to effectively work with people and utilize a systems approach to problem solving, variety of modern education delivery and research methods, and a willingness to respond to policy, administration and supervision. Applicant must be proficient in oral and written communications and must have human relations skills to work closely with the swine industry. Computer proficiency is required. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the service reputation of the Department through involvement in the swine industry. The successful candidate will be provided with a competitive salary and startup package. The incumbent will have opportunities to interact and collaborate with a broad range of faculties across the Texas A&M University System, including individuals within the Department of Animal Science, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and West Texas A&M University.

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of teaching and Extension plans relative to the position, and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Individuals may apply by sending materials to: Dr. Sarah White, Search Committee Chair, Department of Animal Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2471, via Grace Glenn, Administrator (g-glenn@tamu.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms.

POSTED 1/19/18

Lecturer/Instructional Assistant Professor – Equine
Department of Animal Science
Texas A&M University

Position: Ten-month, non-tenure track appointment (75% teaching/25% service appointment).

General duties & responsibilities: The incumbent will be responsible for teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in equine science, including equine behavior and training, equine marketing and development, and production and management. Expertise in preparation of horses for competition or sale is desired. Additionally, this position will work closely with Animal Science teaching faculty to implement the new undergraduate curriculum (projected to launch in Fall 2018). The incumbent will also be expected to aid students in conducting high impact learning experiences through equine industry internships, undergraduate equine research, and other experiences. Additionally, this position will be expected to develop online course sections to address the needs of non-major College of Agriculture and Life Sciences undergraduate students. Incumbent will also be part of the teaching faculty cadre to instruct students in new Animal Science Capstone courses. The incumbent will also be expected to serve as an advisor or coach for extracurricular equine activities such as the Horsemen’s Association and/or the Stock Horse Team.

Requirements: A minimum of a M.S. degree in Equine Science or in Animal Science with an emphasis in equine production and management is required, but a Ph.D. is preferred. Evidence of outstanding teaching or strong indication of teaching potential is required. A demonstrated ability or potential to teach and maintain a strong graduate and undergraduate education program is required.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in coaching a Stock Horse Team or related competitive equine team.

Resources: Texas A&M University is a public, land-grant institution. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

Application process: Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, a two- page statement of teaching plans relative to the position, and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a critical evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications for the position. Individuals may apply by sending materials to: Dr. Jessica Leatherwood, Search Committee Chair, via Grace Glenn, Administrator (g-glenn@tamu.edu). Review of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

The Texas A&M University System is an equal opportunity employer, is committed to building a diverse work environment and fosters a culture that values diversity in all its forms.

POSTED 1/19/18

2018 Ranch Management Internship (May to Aug)
Best Angus & Quarter Horses
Elkhorn Creek Ranch, Watford City, ND

Summary: Best Angus and Quarter Horses (www.bestangusandquarterhorses.com/) is a purebred registered Angus operation in the beautiful, rugged badlands of western North Dakota at Elkhorn Creek Ranch, 15 miles southeast of Watford City in McKenzie County. The Best family runs approximately 265 registered Angus brood cows, utilizing extensive synchronized artificial insemination (AI) and embryo-transfer (ET). The ranch also develops for resale approximately 120 commercial Angus heifers, utilizing synchronized AI. Throughout the year we train homegrown ranch horses of all ages and in all stages of development. Best Angus offers Interns a variety of opportunities that will enhance classroom learning for Animal Science and Ranch Management undergraduates with practical, hands on experience of 1) AI / ET program implementation – Assist with the implementation of synchronization protocols, heat detection, and associated records management of ET donors (+/- 10), ET recipients (+/- 100), and AI’ed cows (+/- 150) and heifers (+/- 170). Assist with the processes of AI and transfer of embryos. 2) Philosophy on genetic selection and marketing approaches – Participate in management’s discussion and decision making related to dam and sire selection, approach to American Angus Association data analysis and consideration, environment and resource consideration, and financial consideration of current available Angus and Quarter Horse genetics. Understand multi-approach marketing plans and marketing plan budgeting. 3) Philosophy on approach to customer service and stakeholder relations – Participate in management’s discussion related to customer service and stakeholder relations of both cattle and horse customers and other stakeholder relationships of the ranch. 4) Resource management – Participate in discussions of resource management (range, water, forage, wildlife, capitol), and understand contract considerations of ranch stakeholders and procurement processes. Participate in implementation of resource management tools (working facility and fence maintenance and development, water maintenance and development, range management, macro and micro nutrient management of livestock). 5) Ranch horse training – Opportunities available to individual interested and capable. Riding assignments paired with horses of compatible training level and personality. Experience general management activities. Best Angus is committed to working with accreditation programs available to the successful applicant through their collegiate undergraduate program and to trailering their learning experience for a successful, productive internship.

Offering: May to August (start and end dates are flexible) paid internship. Furnished, modern private cabin with utilities provided – 2 bedroom, single bath on ranch with kitchenette (fridge / stove / microwave / sink), air conditioning, in-house washer and dryer. A combination of family style, boxed lunch, and restaurant meals provided. Breakfast and other meals may be on your own depending on ranch schedule.

To apply: Email cover letter, resume, two references, and your advisor’s contact information to Pete and Vawnita Best: bestangus@yahoo.com. The application deadline is March 20, 2018.

POSTED 1/19/18

Formulations & Database Coordinator
Milk Specialties Global
Eden Prairie, MN

Summary: Milk Specialties Global has an exciting opportunity available for Formulations and Database Coordinator in our Eden Prairie, MN Corporate Office. The Formulations and Database Coordinator has the general responsibility to provide cross functional activities and support formulations, labeling, registration and new product set up within the Animal Nutrition Department.

Duties: The formulations and database coordinator will originate, maintain, and update product formulations for Animal Nutrition plants and ensure that formulations meet specifications for both internal and external customers. Ensure that all product formulations are in compliance with the corresponding product label within the Product Information database. Ensure that all products, formulations, and labeling adhere to FDA, federal and state regulations for animal feeds. Work closely with manufacturing plants to solve challenges in production. Provide technical support for both internal and external customers. Work with R&D financials that includes but is not limited to: budgeting, paying bills, and tracking expenses. Provide updates and communications for all monthly management and team meetings, assists in setting-up and coordinating meetings and maintains and shares the team initiatives. Assist with the Scientific Advisory Committee by maintaining agreements, coordinating meetings, etc. Responsible for project and record management, which includes: maintain past R&D records (SharePoint), outside projects - track timelines, due dates, payments, etc. and write-up – protocols, AME’s, reports, etc. Perform special projects and other responsibilities as needed. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Animal or Dairy Science or related area. A team player who wants to contribute to a thriving culture. Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), ERP systems; AS/400 experience preferred. Ability to understand, develop, and refine/improve processes. Orientation for detailed work with emphasis on accuracy and completeness. Requires strong written, oral and interpersonal skills to a variety of audiences. Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple priorities concurrently. Understand relative value of raw materials, as well as nutritional aspects of formulation. Feed or related Agricultural business experience is a plus. Open to change and willing to learn new skills.

About the company: At Milk Specialties Global, our focus is to create high-quality ingredients designed to optimize health and nutrition. We are passionate and dedicated people. Each day, we collectively explore new, innovative ways to enhance product performance and value through our broad human and animal nutrition portfolios. The human nutrition division focuses on industry leading whey and milk protein isolates, concentrates, and hydrolysates. The animal nutrition division is a leading supplier of functional fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Both divisions are backed by the speed, execution and passion it takes to exceed the expectation of our customers. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance as well as a healthy 401(k) company match program.

Application: To apply, please visit http://www.milkspecialties.com/careers/.

POSTED 1/19/18

Assistant Professor - Reproductive Biology
Department of of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Position: Assistant Professor (requisition # F1700181), full time tenure-track faculty position in reproductive biology in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois. Start date is negotiable after closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: PhD degree in reproductive biology or a closely related field, a commitment to teaching, and an ability to establish an externally funded, internationally- recognized program of research in reproductive biology. Candidates with postdoctoral research experience, a strong record of publication and evidence of likely success in competing for extramural funding will be preferred.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Sciences has a long and prominent history of discovery and excellence in basic reproductive biology. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding. The individual will be strongly encouraged to develop a research program that spans the continuum between fundamental and translational research with an appreciation of how disciplines such as genetics, immunology, nutrition, and bioengineering can be integrated with reproduction. The successful candidate will also participate and contribute to interdisciplinary campus initiatives related to reproductive biology and contribute to the public service missions of the University. Responsibilities will also include mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and advising and interacting with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will participate in teaching appropriate courses in reproductive biology and/or physiology. Candidates with research interests in understanding animal reproductive biology using multidisciplinary approaches in livestock and/or other mammals including humans are encouraged to apply. Potential research areas may include, but are not limited to control of fertility, gamete biology, reproductive immunology, assisted reproduction, reproductive stem cells, genetic engineering, and epigenetic regulation of reproduction and fertility.

Resources: The campus is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, Beckman Institute, W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Cancer Center at Illinois, and National Center for Supercomputing Applications. The Department of Animal Sciences () currently has 35 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and 100 graduate students. The department maintains animal facilities for beef and dairy cattle, swine, horses, and poultry. The College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) (www.aces.illinois.edu) is widely recognized for excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research, outreach, and international programs. In addition to its mission as a land-grant university, the campus offers exceptional programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and computer science.

Applicants: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (including future plans) (2 pages maximum length), a statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum length), the names and contact information of three references. Referees will be contacted electronically within 2-3 days of application submission. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. For initial consideration, the following materials, including reference letters, should be uploaded by March 1, 2018. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Contact: Questions can be directed to Dr. Romana Nowak, Chair of the Search Committee (ranowak@illinois.edu), (217) 244-3902 or to Dr. Rodney Johnson, Head of the Department (rwjohn@illinois.edu), (217) 244-1681.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 1/19/18

Assistant Professor - Immunobiology
Department of Animal Sciences
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Position: Assistant Professor, full time tenure-track faculty position in Immunobiology in the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois. Start date is negotiable after the closing date. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Qualifications: PhD degree in immunobiology or a related field, a commitment to teaching, and an ability to establish an externally funded, internationally-recognized program of research in immunobiology. Candidates with postdoctoral research experience, a strong record of publications and evidence of likely success in competing for extramural funding will be preferred.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Sciences has a long and prominent history of discovery and excellence in basic immunology, immunogenetics, and immunophysiology. The successful candidate will develop and maintain a nationally and internationally recognized research program supported by extramural funding. The successful candidate will also contribute to interdisciplinary campus initiatives involving the immunology discipline and contribute to the public service missions of the University. Responsibilities will also include mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and advising and interacting with undergraduate students. The successful candidate will participate in teaching appropriate courses in immunology and/or related fields. Candidates with research interests in understanding immunophysiology in domesticated animals, model organisms and/or humans are encouraged to apply. Potential research topics may include, but are not limited to: epigenetic modifications and reprogramming of immune cells; immunometabolic signaling networks that link immune responses and metabolism; host-pathogen interactions; neuroimmune interactions via the meningeal lymphatic system; and neuroimmune interactions and behavior, including stress.

Resources: The campus is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (www.igb.illinois.edu), Beckman Institute (www.beckman.illinois.edu), W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (www.biotech.uiuc.edu/centers/Keck), Carle Illinois College of Medicine (www.medicine.illinois.edu), Cancer Center at Illinois (www.cancer.illinois.edu), and National Center for Supercomputing Applications (www.ncsa.illinois.edu). The Department of Animal Sciences (www.ansc.illinois.edu) currently has 35 faculty, 500 undergraduate students, and approximately 100 graduate students.

Application: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload, as a single pdf file, a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (including future plans), a statement of teaching philosophy, the names and contact information of three references. For initial consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by February 15, 2018. However, the search will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Questions can be directed to Dr. Rex Gaskins, Chair of the Search Committee (hgaskins@illinois.edu), (217) 333-4189 or to Dr. Rodney Johnson, Head of the Department, (rwjohn@illinois.edu), (217) 244-1681. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

POSTED 1/19/18

Administrator / Animal Nutrition Center Manager
Animal Science Department
College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA

Position: Under the general direction of the Department Head, the Animal Nutrition Center Manager is responsible for a full range of management support duties for the staff and students of the Animal Nutrition Center. The incumbent supervises and provides direction to support staff, student interns, enterprise students and additional ANC personnel; provides operational and safety training and assignments; coordinates assignments with the faculty project coordinator; trains, oversees and reviews Animal Nutrition Center employees, and prepares written evaluations of students' performances at the completion of projects. The Manager is responsible for supply chain management and logistic coordination of incoming and outgoing products (department wide), project management of department projects (up to and occasionally exceeding 2 million dollars). The Manager provides oversight and management of production animal units and personnel on an as needed basis, including but not limited to Poultry Center, Swine Center, Sheep unit, and Beef Operations. This position includes responsibility to continue the development and coordination of the Animal Nutrition Center's feed production requirements. The incumbent oversees the continued development and maintenance of a fully integrated department-wide food/feed safety program, including but not limited to: HACCP certification; compliance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) CGMP and Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations; preparation of project budgets; design, research and development of grant proposals; and ensure that all research protocols are properly adhered to throughout studies. In addition, the position must maintain. See the entire job description here.

To apply: To apply, visit www.calpolyjobs.org and refer to Requisition #104699 (online staff application required). Attach the following required materials to your online faculty application - Letter of interest, vitae, and unofficial copy of transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing your online application. Selected applicant will be required to submit sealed official transcripts of highest degree prior to appointment. For questions, please contact: Nicole Einfalt, Animal Science Department, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407; phone (805) 756-7341; fax (805) 756-7403; neinfalt@calpoly.edu. Open until filled; applications received after December 26, 2017, may be considered.

Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity and actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals. Cal Poly hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.

POSTED 1/19/18

Two PhD Graduate Assistantships – Poultry Nutrition
Department of Poultry Science
University of Georgia

Summary: Two graduate assistantships for Ph.D. candidates are available from Fall 2018 in Dr. Kim’s lab at Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia.

Research topics (position 1): Evaluation of novel feed ingredients on performance, nutrient utilization and gut health in broilers and laying hens.

Requirements (position 1): M.Sc. degree in poultry nutrition, nutritional biochemistry or related fields. Good understanding of feed processing, feed formulation and nutrient utilization/metabolism in poultry. Preferred experience in feed analyses, molecular techniques, and microbiological techniques. Good team member. Ability to work independently.

Research topics (position 2): Nutritional and management strategies to minimize long and keel bone fractures in pullets and laying hens raised in cage-free systems.

Requirements (position 2): M.Sc. degree in poultry nutrition, nutritional biochemistry or related fields. Good understanding of bone biology and mineral & vitamin nutrition. Preferred experience in bone analytical equipment (DEXA, pQCT or microCT), molecular techniques and cell culture. Good team member. Ability to work independently.

To apply: Interested candidates should send their CV and two references to wkkim@uga.edu. If you need more information on the positions, please feel free contact Dr. Woo Kyun Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor, 303 Poultry Science Building, Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Email wkkim@uga.edu; phone 706-542-1346.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

POSTED 1/19/18

Assistant Professor, Beef Cattle Genomics
Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

Summary: The position is a full-time, 9-month academic year appointment. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Virginia Tech offers a comprehensive benefits package. Position is available August 10, 2018. Located in the New River Valley, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has an enrollment of more than 30,000. The Town of Blacksburg and the New River Valley is a region noted for its high quality of life and progressive cultural environment.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences is searching for an Assistant Professor of Beef Genomics. This is a tenure-track, 9-month appointment with responsibilities in research (70%) and teaching (30%). The successful applicant should have expertise in functional and/or computational genomics. Areas of interest may include but are not restricted to the structure (sequencing, assembly, annotation, etc.) and function of the bovine genome, identification of trait-associated variations in the bovine genome, ruminal microbiome, microbial and environmental influences on the bovine genome, bovine epigenetics, or bioinformatics and computational biology. The individual is expected to develop an extramurally-supported research program and generate significant scholarly outputs that will establish a national reputation in their field. The individual will have an opportunity to collaborate with existing faculty working with beef cattle in the areas of genomics, beef production systems management, nutrition, reproduction, and forage rangeland systems. The individual will also be expected to interact with stakeholders in the Commonwealth of Virginia and beyond. The candidate will have access to the Virginia Tech beef cattle research herd and beef facilities located on campus (Blacksburg), which is in the process of undergoing expansion and renovation. The individual also will have access to beef cattle and facilities at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Education Center (Raphine, VA), and at other Virginia Agricultural Research and Extension Centers located throughout the state. The teaching expectation component includes undergraduate and/or graduate level courses in genetics and/or genomics. Undergraduate and graduate education and advising and postdoctoral mentoring is also required.

Qualifications: Candidates must have 1) a PhD in animal sciences or a closely-related field; 2) a vision for developing a sustainable independent research program; 3) an ability and willingness to develop collaborative programs; and 4) a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate education. Preference will be given to candidates with 1) postdoctoral experience; 2) experience utilizing beef as an animal model; and 3) grant writing experience.

Applications: Deadline for applications is February 15, 2018 or until the position is filled. Candidates must submit on-line (https://www.jobs.vt.edu) a letter of application, curricula vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of research and teaching interests, and the contact information for at least three professional references. Correspondence should be addressed to Kiho Lee, Department of Animal & Poultry Sciences, 3100 Litton-Reaves (0306), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0306. Email kiholee@vt.edu.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity, and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities.

Posted 1/19/18

Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

About the college: The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical and economic well-being.

About the department: The Department of Animal Science offers undergraduate and graduate programs on the biology and management of food, laboratory, and companion animal species. Our research programs advance our understanding of animal biology and address local and global issues facing animal industries today. Our goals are to discover and develop new techniques and information to benefit animals, agriculture, and human health. The Department’s 16 faculty members, many internationally recognized, have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology, and microbiology.

Description: We seek a scientist to establish an independent research program with a focus on the biology of reproduction. The research direction should be towards understanding fundamental mechanisms of development and function in reproduction that may be geared towards applications to improve fertility and/or reproductive health in all species (animals and/or human). Our search is open to all relevant model systems (including laboratory animals and in vitro systems) that drive discovery and new knowledge of fundamental mechanisms. Research interest in comparative aspects of reproduction that could extend to production and companion animals is desirable. Beyond complementing existing research in the department and mission of the college, projects need to be competitive for extramural federal grant support and provide opportunities to achieve recognition through accomplishments in the discipline. Active engagement in mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers will be integral to a successful program. Representation at national and international scientific society meetings will be expected to demonstrate excellence and allow for broad interaction with scientific peers. The incumbent will be expected to teach an undergraduate-level Reproductive Physiology lecture/lab appropriate for animal science, biology and other life science majors. There will also be opportunity to develop an advanced graduate-level class in a relevant area of expertise. This position is a 9-month research (50%) and teaching (50%) tenure track appointment. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Support: Laboratory and office space to meet research needs will be provided in Morrison Hall. An excellent startup package will be offered. The laboratory will have access to all facilities at Cornell including the Biotechnology Resource Center, the Cornell Stem Cell and Transgenic Core Facility the Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education and the animal units affiliated with the Animal Science department. Opportunities exist for cross-campus collaborations with faculty members in the Reproductive Biology program, the Center for Vertebrate Genomics, the Cornell Dairy Center of Excellence, and the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. A competitive salary commensurate with training and experience, and an attractive fringe benefits package will be provided.

Required qualifications: Applicants are expected to have strong basic biology training with a PhD in life sciences and postdoctoral training in reproduction. This could be under broad areas that include animal science, physiology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry or other aspects of biomedical research.

Application: Qualified applicants should submit (1) A cover letter outlining the motivation and fit for this position; (2) A detailed curriculum vitae; (3) Official academic transcripts from the graduate program; (4) Statement outlining core elements of prior research, and plans for research projects and funding strategies; (5) Statement of teaching experience, interests, philosophy, and goals; (6) Three letters of reference. Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10562. The position will remain open until filled. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. For questions regarding the position, please contact Donna L. Wakeman at dlb8@cornell.edu or via phone at 607-255-2862.

Cornell University is committed to hiring and promoting a diverse faculty. Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts persons of all races, ethnicities, and genders. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

POSTED 12/12/17

2018 Summer Positions
Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc.
Mackinac Island, MI

About the company & the island: Mackinac Island Carriage Tours, Inc., located on beautiful Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan, is the world's largest, oldest and continually operated horse and buggy livery, with approximately 100 freight and passenger carriages put in motion by over 400 horses. Mackinac Island, in Lake Huron between Michigan's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, was the Country's second national park and Michigan's first state park. Today the Island remains over 82% state park and is one of the mid-west’s most popular summer vacation destinations. In addition, automobiles have been banned on the Island for over 100 years. As a result, the horses of Carriage Tours are more than just the iconic imagery of the Island, they are also what keeps the Island moving by providing all types of transportation including horse drawn drays for freight, taxis, and tour carriages. For more information, visit our website at www.mict.com.

Stable help: People who help groom, maintain and handle the largest working draft horse herd in the country. Carriage Tours operates five barns during the summer season. There is a great deal of heavy lifting and physical activity involved with this job.

Drivers: Since horse-drawn transportation is our business and one of the things that make Mackinac Island unique, drivers are very important employees. Most openings are for sightseeing carriage drivers, which requires an ability to narrate as well as horsemanship skills. In addition, there are openings for dray (freight) and taxi drivers.

Candidates: The majority of jobs offered by Carriage Tours involve working with horses, working with the public, or in most cases, working with both. Therefore, we seek friendly, enthusiastic people who preferably have some horse experience. Preference is also given to individuals who are available for the longest period between May 18th and October 15th. There are also a number of openings for the period between June 1st and late August.

Wages & hours: Stable help will usually work six days per week. Wages for 2018 will be $9.25 per hour. Potential for 60 to 75 hours per week. Taxi and Tour drivers will usually work six days per week. Wages for 2018 will be $9.25 per hour. There is potential for gratuities. Driver positions require a 60 to 75-hour work week. Dray drivers usually work five to six days per week. Wages for 2018 will be $9.25 per hour with hours over 40 per week subject to overtime. Potential for 50 to 70 hours per week. Position requires heavy lifting in addition to horsemanship skills.

Room & board: Dormitory style housing with usually 2 to 3 persons per room is available. The cost is $105.00 per week, which includes breakfast and dinner in the employee cafeteria, and the option of making a brown bag lunch. The cost for a room only, without meals, is $77.00 per week. The cost for meals only is $77.00 per week. Laundry facilities are available at no charge.

Application: Apply online at http://www.mict.com/job-application.html.

Contact information: Mike Beaudoin, PO Box 400, Mackinac Island, MI 49757. Telephone-Business Office 906-847-3307; Fax 906-847-6482; Email mike@mict.com.

POSTED 12/11/17

Livestock Unit Manager, Sheep Animal Science
Department of Animal Science
South Dakota State University

Summary: SDSU Department of Animal Science is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Livestock Unit Manager, Sheep. This position is a 12-month, 100% time, non-faculty exempt, benefit-eligible position, and is available immediately. SDSU is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to and/or coordinate course offerings that address the experiences of underrepresented minorities in organizations. Salary is commensurate with qualifications plus fringe benefits.

Description: The person filling this position will be actively involved in the daily management of the SDSU Sheep Unit. The flock consists of 275 commercial Polypay and 125 purebred Hampshire mature ewes enrolled in the NSIP program. The flock production system model includes a traditional winter and a fall lambing season. Duties include all production management aspects associated with the University’s flock. Hands-on management of the sheep unit operations including: budget development, human and animal regulatory compliance, commodity purchases, feeding and animal health protocols, raw data collection and recording, drug inventory maintenance, and personnel management of undergraduate student employees. Responsibilities include diet formulation and feeding of mature sheep and lambs based on stage of production or growth. The successful candidate will maintain and care for animals, facilities, and equipment to the standards expected of a public institution.

Qualifications: Earned B.S. degree in Animal Science or closely related field with preference to those interested in pursuing an advanced degree. Experience of two or more years in sheep production and flock management. Demonstrated proficiency in sheep production including: general flock management, ration formulation and principles of nutrition, reproduction, animal health and care, facilities operation and maintenance. Ability to interpret and implement detailed research protocols. Ability to collect, code and maintain accurate electronic records. Effective communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work and cooperate with a diverse clientele including students, staff, faculty and producers. Experience with personnel management is desired.

Application process: SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit https://yourfuture.sdbor.edu, search by position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this posting”. The system will guide you through the electronic application form. The employment site will require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; resume; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Reference letters will be solicited by the search committee as needed. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check. Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by January 4, 2018.

Contact: For questions on the position, contact Heidi Carroll at (605) 688-6623 or heidi.carroll@sdstate.edu.

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. SDSU is an AA/EEO employer.

POSTED 12/6/17

Extension Sheep Specialist - Sheep & Wool Production
Department of Animal & Range Sciences
Montana State University

Summary: With a doctoral degree, this position will be a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate level depending upon experience. With a Master’s degree, the position will be a 12-month, non-tenure-track Associate Specialist position with potential of transition into a tenure-track faculty position upon completion of a doctoral degree. The position is 77% extension teaching, 13% research and 10% service/outreach. The incumbent will develop, implement, and provide leadership for a nationally-recognized Extension program in sheep and wool production which will complement and expand existing education and research efforts at MSU and increase MSU’s capacity to positively impact Montanans.

Duties & responsibilities: As a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University, the successful candidate will be expected to publish in refereed journals, secure extramural funding, mentor and advise graduate students, contribute to teaching and learning efforts (on- and off- campus), and provide appropriate departmental, college, university, and professional service. With a doctoral degree this position will be a twelve month, tenure-track faculty position in the Animal & Range Sciences Department. With a Master’s degree the position will be a twelve month, non-tenure-track Associate Specialist position with potential of transition into a tenure-track faculty position upon completion of a doctoral degree. It will be expected that the incumbent will work collaboratively on research projects with faculty within the Animal and Range Sciences Department as well as researchers and extension specialists within the region. Extensive travel throughout the state and occasional travel outside of Montana will be required. As an Extension Specialist, the successful candidate will comply with all Extension, departmental, college, university, state and federal reporting requirements and assure compliance with civil rights and affirmative action policies.

Application: See the full position description and apply online at https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/10341. Required documents include cover letter, response to each required and preferred qualification, resume or curriculum vitae, and a list of 5 professional references. Screening of applications will begin on February 1, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Montana State University is an equal opportunity educator and employer. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

POSTED 12/6/17

4-Year PhD Assistantship in Herbivore Foraging & Movement Ecology
(Beginning Summer 2018)
Mississippi State University

Project description: The Quantitative Ecology and Spatial Technologies Laboratory at Mississippi State University, in collaboration with the Department of Animal and Dairy Science and the Noble Research Institute, is seeking a highly motivated student for a 4-year Ph.D. assistantship in herbivore foraging and movement ecology with a specific focus on beef cattle as an experimental system. The student will investigate how foraging behavior and movement influence energy budgets of grazing cattle, and how these budgets relate to animal production and individual fitness. This is a federally funded project through USDA-NIFA with emphases on metabolic theory, space utilization, and Bayesian hierarchical modeling. The successful candidate will gain substantial experience in (1) managing and leading data collection efforts across multiple field sites; (2) construction of movement trajectories from accelerometry (“dead reckoning”); (3) supervised and unsupervised classification algorithms; (4) analysis and interpretation of GPS-based and dead-reckoned relocation data, and accommodation of error in relocation data; and, (5) hierarchical modeling in both frequentist and Bayesian frameworks. The candidate also will be expected to develop multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Compensation: A stipend for living expenses will be provided ($23,500 per year), as well as complete tuition remission and health insurance, for a total of 4 years. The selected candidate also will be strongly encouraged to apply for stipend support through the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and federal initiatives (e.g., NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program).

Minimum qualifications: An MSc in ecology, wildlife management, animal science, agroecology, precision agriculture, statistics, or a related discipline. Capable of working under strenuous conditions for extended periods (i.e., hot and humid conditions, exposure to biting and stinging insects, etc.). 3.25 GPA and 150 GRE.

Preferred qualifications: Demonstrable experience in Bayesian statistics and/or hierarchical modeling, managing and manipulating “big data”, and writing technical documents and journal articles is strongly desired.
Additional qualifications include field experience in animal handling, GPS collaring, domestic livestock husbandry, and forage quality and quantity measurements; and familiarity with Program R, GIS software, and Gibbs and/or NUTS samplers (e.g., JAGS, WinBUGS, Stan). GPA > 3.5 and GRE scores in Quantitative ≥160 and Analytical Writing ≥4.

Applications: To apply, please send the following items: (1) Cover letter describing credentials and professional goals; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (3) a list of references (minimum of three); and (4) unofficial copies of all university transcripts and GRE\TOELF scores. Formal application to Mississippi State University, including official transcripts and GRE/TOEFL scores, is required subsequent to selection of a successful candidate. Please send all application materials to Dr. Garrett M. Street (gms246@msstate.edu).

POSTED 12/5/17

Faculty Positions (2) - Animal Physiology; Nutritional Immunology
College of Ag & Natural Resources: Animal and Food Sciences
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Summary: The Department of Animal and Food Sciences (ANFS) at the University of Delaware (UD) is strengthening a campus-wide initiative in One Health by hiring two faculty members in the areas of animal physiology and immunology. One search will be conducted to find two scholars whose work will complement each other and add new dimensions to the One Health initiative at the University. ANFS is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor (60% research, 40% teaching) for a nine-month, academic-year appointment who will teach courses and conduct contemporary research in the field of animal physiology as it relates to One Health. The individual will be expected to develop a self-supporting, collaborative, multidisciplinary research program that may include, but is not limited to, areas such as molecular genetics, epigenetics, genome editing, alternative animal production and management, or reproductive, immunological, metabolic, and physiological disorders. Teaching responsibilities will include laboratory-based courses in anatomy and physiology. This teaching role is critically important to maintain and enhance one of the top pre-veterinary medicine programs in the United States. Applicants must have a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, outreach, and student mentoring. Learn more about the Animal Physiology position at https://apply.interfolio.com/46626 and the Nutritional Immunology position at https://apply.interfolio.com/46592.

Application: Review of application will begin January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should electronically submit a letter of application addressing the required qualifications, a curriculum vitae, 3 representative reprints, and statements of research interests (up to 2 pages) and teaching philosophy (1 page). Applicants should also arrange to have three professional letters of reference submitted via the online application system.

Contact for more information: Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Co-Chairs,Dr. Mark Parcells(parcells@udel.edu) and Dr. Ryan Arsenault (rja@udel.edu), Department of Animal and Food Sciences, 044 Townsend Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716-2150.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans.

POSTED 11/17/17

Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutrition
Department of Animal Science
University of California, Davis, CA

Description: The Department of Animal Science in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of California, Davis is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Ruminant Nutrition working in the area of dairy cattle nutrition. This is an academic year (9-month), Assistant Professor tenure-track position with teaching, research, outreach/engagement and service responsibilities and includes the expectation that the appointee will conduct mission-oriented research and outreach/engagement of relevance to the California Agricultural Experiment Station (http://caes.ucdavis.edu/research/agexpstn). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: The Department of Animal Science is seeking applicants that focus on research in areas of improved nutritional content of the product, reducing an environmental footprint, exploring alternative feedstuffs, and assessing the role of nutrition in the wellbeing and health of the animal. The successful candidate will coordinate with existing departmental colleagues who have expertise in nutrition, microbiology, physiology, genetics, quantitative assessment of production systems, and other areas related to their field of research. The appointee is expected to establish a competitively funded research program to address critical or emerging societal issues in the field of dairy cattle nutrition. The appointee will be responsible for teaching an upper division course in animal nutrition (similar to NUT 115, Animal Nutrition), and one of the following including Dairy Cattle Production (ANS 146), a new nutrition based laboratory course, or an Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism course (ABI 102 or ABI 103).The appointee will also teach a graduate course in their area of expertise. The appointee is also expected to advise undergraduates. Participation in and development of public outreach and/or community engagement programs, and performance of departmental and university service is expected. This position is expected to work with Cooperative Extension specialists and advisors, partners in allied industries or other appropriate public stakeholders.

Qualifications: PhD or equivalent degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Animal Biology, Nutrition, or related field of dairy cattle nutrition. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Evidence of research excellence is expected in the area of dairy cattle nutrition. The candidate should have the ability to develop and instruct undergraduate and graduate courses and the ability (or potential) to develop and conduct extramurally funded research in dairy cattle nutrition.

Applications: Application materials must be submitted online via https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01927. Required application materials include 1) curriculum vitae including publication list, 2) up to three publications, 3) transcripts if the applicant is within five years of PhD degree, 4) statement of research accomplishments, 5) statement of teaching accomplishments and philosophy, 6) statement of future research plans relevant to dairy cattle nutrition, 7) Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and 8) the names, addresses, including email, of four professional references. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, applications should be received by January 12, 2018. Inquiries should be directed to Professor James Fadel at jgfadel@ucdavis.edu.

UC Davis is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

POSTED 11/2/17

Faculty Position - Pasture Management
University of Maryland Extension

Summary: A tenure-track faculty position is available in University of Maryland Extension. Recent graduates or soon to be finishing graduate students are encouraged to apply. The position is for an Agent - State Extension Specialist in Pasture Management for Livestock Operations. Details on the position can be found at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/55740.

Minimum qualifications: PhD degree in Animal Science, Agronomy, or a related field of study. Field research experience in pasture management and forage production that involves applications of conservation practices and advanced agricultural technology systems. Demonstrated leadership and management abilities along with evidence of ability to work with colleagues, students, industry and other clientele. Knowledge and use of computer technology for educational programming and management. Personal transportation and valid driver’s license required. Must be willing to travel throughout the state of Maryland. Out of state travel may also be required. Flexible work schedule required for delivering evening and weekend educational programs and activities as determined by clientele availability and need. Maryland Public Agency Applicator’s Certification required or can be obtained within 12-months of employment. Evidence of excellent teaching and communication skills. This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Preferences: Extension research or similar work experience (e.g., work with formal or non-formal education and/or farm management experience). Experience working with graduate students desirable. Preference will be given to individuals with experience working with diverse audiences and all socioeconomic levels.

To apply: All candidates must apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. A complete application packet includes a cover letter, resume or CV, copies of transcripts, and three (3) professional references, including name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. For best consideration, complete application by January 1, 2018. Position will remain open until suitable candidate has been identified.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

POSTED 11/2/17

Assistant Herd Manager
Rock River Jerseys LLC
Doon, IA

Summary: The Assistant Herd Manager will supervise and coordinate the daily operations of Rock River Jerseys LLC located in Doon, Iowa (northwest corner of Iowa). Rock River Jerseys LLC, is a 4,500-cow jersey dairy expanding to 6,000 cows. The dairy started operations in February of 2016. Lactating cows are housed in a cross ventilated barn, milked three times per day with a new tunnel ventilated barn to house dry cows. All calves and replacements are also on site.

Qualifications & skills: Pursuant of a Bachelor’s Degree in Dairy Science, Animal Science or related field with emphasis on dairy production. Leadership skills to manage crew of employees. Eager and self-motivated. Knowledge of dairy cattle diseases, treatments and nutrition for all ages of dairy cattle. Ability to work and communicate with all types of people, preference given for speaking Spanish. Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word. General knowledge of DairyComp305. Ability to work 60 hours per week, and a flexible schedule of weekends and/or holidays.

Responsibilities: Include, but not limited to 1) Management - Manage and communicate with all department supervisors; Identify and solve problems with milking equipment, parlor, nutrition, herd health and youngstock; Manage the maintenance of facilities, grounds and equipment; Operate large equipment when necessary. 2) Herd Health - Capable of performing herdsman duties; Follow dairy’s SOPs that are in place; Train new employees to use dairy SOPs, follow animal welfare guidelines; Identify, treat and care for sick animals from newborn to lactating age; Monitor disease incidence across the herd. 3) General Office Work - Utilize DairyComp305 for daily herd record keeping and extract information for monthly monitor reports; Record keeping for all herd health, production and inventories utilizing Microsoft Excel; Order and manage inventories of supplies and medicine.

To apply: Current students graduating in May 2018 interested in pursuing a career managing a large progressive dairy operation should apply for a position with Rock River Jerseys. Please submit cover letter, resume and 3 references to Rock River Jerseys LLC, Attn: Malorie Kirkley, 2301 240th Street, Inwood, IA 51240. Email rockriverjerseys@gmail.com.

POSTED 10/26/17