| The National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP), funded by USDA/NIFA as a National Research Support Project (NRSP-9) is searching for a post-doctoral associate. This full-time position will contribute to the objectives set forth by the NANP’s Coordinating Committee for the Feed Composition and Modeling Committees. |
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are serving as the scientific and technical liaison between the committees and web development company, retrieving feed composition and animal biological data, reviewing scientific literature related to acquisition of feed composition and animal performance/biological data, posting information to a website, preparing reports, and assisting with development activities on behalf of the NANP.
The position requires the candidate to have experience in, but not limited to, computerized animal models, experimental design, diet formulation, nutrient analyses/methodology, statistical analysis, and computer skills (e.g., Excel, database management, and remote data entry). The position requires excellent communication and writing skills necessary for scientific presentations and publications, and the ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the Feed Composition and Modeling committees. The successful candidate is expected to aggressively develop publications in peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, Canadian Journal of Animal Science) directly related to the committees’ activities. Participation as a team member with committee chairs and members is required.
The position is established for a period of one year with continuation of up to five years dependent on successful performance and availability of funding. The person filling this position will report to Dr. Phillip Miller, University of Nebraska. Significant interactions will take place with other NANP leaders (Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky and Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech University) and other committee members located throughout the United States.
Annual salary will depend on qualifications of the successful candidate but is expected to be $47,500 plus fringe benefits. The person will be located in the Animal Sciences Department at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application indicating why they are interested in the position, a resume, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of two references who may be contacted by the search committee. Send this information by e-mail to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
For additional information about the NANP see: http://nanp-nrsp-9.org.