Animal Science, Cornell University

Position ID:Cornell-Animal Science-VISITINGSCHOLAR [#11170, WDR-00014743]
Position Title: Visiting Scholar (Department of Animal Science); Ithaca, New York
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Animal Science / Animal Science
Agronomy
Soil Science
Crop and Soil Science
Appl Deadline:2018/05/23* (posted 2018/05/14, listed until 2018/05/23)
Position Description:    

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Visiting Scholar
Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

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.

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 19 faculty members, many internationally recognized, have diverse interests in animal management, breeding, genetics, physiology, nutrition, growth biology, and microbiology.

The sustainability of animal feeding operations in New York State depends greatly on their ability to increase nutrient recycling on the farm, reduce N and P losses to the environment, reduce cost of production and increase yield and milk sales. The incumbent will work on a newly funded USDA-CIG grant entitled "Revising and Implementing Phosphorus Indices (PIs) to Protect Water Quality in the Northeastern US", and is expected to: (1) work with certified nutrient management planners in New York on evaluation of a newly proposed PI and whole farm P balances for case study farms (40%); (2) work with modelers to guide selection of landscape factors and best management practices for inclusion in the P index and develop appropriate weighting factors for the PI (15%); (3) coordinate project activities in the Northeast region (10%); (4) work with nutrient management planners on development and delivery of PI trainings (15%); (5) document project results in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, extension bulletins and factsheets, and other extension materials and tools (15%), and (6) assist in applied (field) research within the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu) when needed (5%).

The work of the incumbent will be a component of the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program, the applied research and extension program in field crops nutrient management for New York dairy and cash grain operations led by Dr. Quirine Ketterings, Professor in the Department of Animal Science (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu). Included are the following duties (all in collaboration with team leadership and other team members):

  • Work with certified nutrient management planners in New York on evaluation of a newly proposed PI and whole farm P balances for case study farm.
  • Work with modelers to guide selection of landscape factors and best management practices for inclusion in the P index and develop appropriate weighting factors for the PI.
  • Coordinate project activities in the Northeast region.
  • Work with nutrient management planners on development and delivery of PI trainings.
  • Document project results in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, extension bulletins and factsheets, and other extension materials and tools.
  • Assist in applied (field) research within the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu) when needed.

This position is full-time (40 hours / week) and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one year appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree in agronomy, crop and soil science, or animal science with focus on integration of disciplines and systems analyses.
  • Expertise in computer software applications for database management, spreadsheets, word processing and statistical analyses.
  • Good analytical skills, include experience with statistical analyses of large datasets.
  • 1+ year of experience working in agricultural production and demonstrated understanding of dairy management, applied soil fertility and/or nutrient management.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be a team player.
  • Ability to work independently and in collaboration with faculty/staff in the Departments of Animal Science, Soil and Crop Sciences, and PRODAIRY, NY stakeholders, producers and their advisors.
  • Must be able to meet the extensive travel requirements of the position, and have reliable transportation as well as have and maintain a valid and unrestricted New York State driver’s license.


Application:

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and the names of at least three individuals who can submit letters of reference. Please apply via Academic Jobs On-line:

Applications must be submitted by May 23, 2018. For questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Quirine Ketterings at qmk2@cornell.edu.

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