Department of Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
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%).
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
with certified nutrient management planners in New York on evaluation of a
newly proposed PI and whole farm P balances for case study farm.
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.
project activities in the Northeast region.
with nutrient management planners on development and delivery of PI trainings.
project results in the form of peer-reviewed journal articles, extension
bulletins and factsheets, and other extension materials and tools.
in applied (field) research within the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear
Program (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu) when needed.
This is a full-time (40 hours/week) position and will be located
in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension
depending on funding and performance.
PhD 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.
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 travel requirements of the position, including having reliable
transportation or having and maintaining a valid driver’s license as well as
undergoing a successful driver background check.
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:
Postdoctoral Associate (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8566)
Applications must be submitted by December 5, 2016. For questions regarding the position, please contact Quirine
Ketterings at firstname.lastname@example.org or via
phone at 607.255.3061.
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