Job Summary: The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is seeking a full-time Research Scientist to join our collegial team and contribute to the dairy cattle nutrition and management research and education programs. The successful candidate is expected to build a nationally and internationally recognized research program focused on dairy nutrition and management while procuring external funds to support it, collaborating with other scientists, and mentoring students. In addition, the successful candidate will team-teach an undergraduate capstone course focused on dairy management and participate in outreach activities.
Job Qualifications: The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Animal Science or Dairy Science with an emphasis in dairy nutrition or management and have excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience in conducting research that addresses current needs in the dairy industry, engaging in scholarly activities (i.e., grant awards, peer-reviewed and lay publications, presentations at professional and trade meetings), and developing partnerships and collaborations. Although experience is desired for this position, even more important is a passion for agriculture, ability to learn quickly, and work well in a team-focused environment. In this regard, the position offers growth opportunities for a motived early-career scientist through collaborative work.
$80,000 to $120,000 annual salary
Miner Institute offers a generous benefits package including an employer-funded retirement plan, paid time off, health insurance and more.
This internship is a 12-month position in dairy science or animal science. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of dairy farm management. The valuable on-farm experience and dairy management skills acquired through this internship makes it an ideal transition between college and a career in the dairy industry.
The stipend for this position is $25,800.
The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with educational, research, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York. Miner Institute’s research emphasis is primarily dairy nutrition and forage quality, which are pertinent to the local economy. Ability to work with dairy cattle must be demonstrated. Computer and math skills are necessary. In addition, experience operating various pieces of farm equipment from skidsteers to tractors is preferred. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer.
Position available immediately. Pay rate: $17/hour with great benefits
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The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute’s Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior.
The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management.
Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat.