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Position: Research Assistant –
Livestock Feed Manufacturing Technology

Conditions: Full-time, 12 months per year, non-tenure track, term position
Position Available: January 2006

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing a feed processing laboratory focused on the development of novel feed manufacturing technologies that apply to feedlot cattle production. Specific tasks include operation of a pilot manufacturing facility; conducting basic animal metabolism experiments; conducting applied cattle feeding experiments; evaluating process energetics and mechanical wear properties of equipment; conducting laboratory assays to determine chemical and physical properties of individual feedstuffs, compounded feeds, excreta, and tissue samples. The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for maintaining accurate and detailed study records that are consistent with GLP/GCP standards, and will be responsible for ordering supplies, maintaining inventories, application of quality control procedures, implementation of good laboratory practices and proper safety procedures, assisting graduate students in their research activities, as well as training and supervision of undergraduate students in the laboratory.
Qualifications: The minimum degree requirement is a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science, but a Master of Science in Animal Science is preferred. Experience with laboratory procedures relating to chemical and physical analysis of feeds is required. Successful applicants will have demonstrated capabilities for project management, and must have experience in feedlot cattle production and feedlot management. Previous experience with research and data collection is required, and experience in the supervision of feedlot employees is highly desired. Successful applicants must be willing and able to travel internationally upon appointment. Furthermore, applicants must have experience conducting experiments according to Good Clinical Practices (VICH GL9) guidelines, as well as experience with documentation procedures required for successful completion of INAD (Investigation New Animal Drug) studies.

Salary: Salary commensurate with training and experience.

How to Apply: Submit a letter stating your interest in the position, along with official academic transcripts, a detailed resume outlining qualifications and experience, and three letters of reference to:
Dr. James Drouillard
Department of Animal Sciences and Industry
Kansas State University
133 Call Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 28, 2005 and continues until position is filled.

Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

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If anyone is interested in a research position at their swine farm. The job is posted on the University's site (www.uark.edu). The position is open until January 13th. There is a possibility of housing with this position. If you know anyone that is interested and would like further details than what is posted on the University's site, please feel free to contact Dr. Maxwell or myself. Contact information:

Dr. Charles Maxwell: Office - 479-575-2111 or email [email protected]
Casey L. Bradley: Farm Office - 479-442-5978, cell 479-601-5489, or email [email protected]

S. Faye Cotton Watson
Administrative Assistant III
Michigan State University
Department of Animal Science
1290 Anthony Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1225
(517) 353-3174
(517) 353-1699 (fax)

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