| The National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) is searching for a post-doctoral associate specializing in mathematical modeling of animal nutrition. The associate will work with the NANP Modeling and Coordinating Committees on objectives set forth by the NANP’s Coordinating Committee for the Modeling Committee. |
The primary duties and responsibilities of this position are to contribute to the completion of Committee objectives by conducting tasks including, but not limited to, conducting reviews of the scientific literature, mining data from the literature, database management, website maintenance, model development and evaluation, development of modeling tools, preparation of reports and scientific publications, and assistance with the development of grant applications.
The candidate should have experience in mathematical modeling of animal nutrition, experimental design, diet formulation, statistical analysis (SAS or R), and database management. Expertise in a computer programming language is desirable. The position requires excellent scientific and technical communication and writing skills and the ability to work independently and cooperatively with members of the NANP committees. The successful candidate is expected to lead the preparation of scientific manuscripts to be submitted to peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Journal of Animal Science, Journal of Dairy Science, and Canadian Journal of Animal Science). The position offers excellent professional development and networking opportunities.
This is a non-tenure full-time position for a period of one year with possible renewal for an additional four years dependent on successful performance and availability of funding.
Annual salary will depend on qualifications of the successful candidate but is expected to be $47,500. The person will be located at Virginia Tech University in the Dept. of Dairy Science, Blacksburg, VA. The person filling this position will report to Dr. Mark Hanigan, Virginia Tech University (firstname.lastname@example.org) but will also work closely with other NANP leaders (Dr. Merlin Lindemann, University of Kentucky and Dr. Philip Miller, University of Nebraska) as well as with other committee members located throughout North America.
The National Animal Nutrition Program (NANP) is funded by USDA/NIFA through a National Research Support Project (NRSP-9). Information on the NANP program and its subcommittees including a list of the current modeling committee objectives can be found at: http://nanp-nrsp-9.org.
Interested candidates should send a letter of application indicating why they are interested in the position, a detailed curriculum vita with contact information (names, addresses, and phone numbers) of two references who may be contacted by the search committee. Send this information as a pdf file to: email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.