Vacancy ID #
Extension Program Specialist in Meat Science
Term, Full Time, Appointment ending
06/30/2014 with the possibility of renewal.
Proposed Start Date
The Department of Animal Science is seeking
applications for an Extension Program Specialist II who will serve the Meat
Lab under the general supervision of Dr. Joe Cordray,
Professor and Extension Meat Specialist.
Responsibilities of this position include planning and conducting seminars,
short courses, workshops, training sessions and industry meetings. Other
responsibilities include the development and dissemination of educational
materials related to meat science, meat technology and food safety.
Significant participation in the Manufacturing Extension Partnerships Grant
is expected, including working with Iowa meat processors on all aspects of
their business. The duties of this position will also include one-on-one
consultations with program attendees, meat industry clients and other
interested parties, review of research projects, literature reviews, and
development of grants for external funding.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication and
interpersonal skills along with strong problem-solving capabilities. The
candidate will also be a motivated self-starter with an ability to work
both independently and collaboratively with a team made up of faculty, staff,
graduate and undergraduate students and outside clientele.
Bachelor's degree in Meat Science, Animal
Science, Food Science or related field and two years of related experience
OR Master's degree Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science or related
field and some experience.
Master's degree in Meat Science, Animal
Science, Food Science or related field.
Experience with grant writing.
Experience contributing to journal articles.
Prior experience in meat industry short courses.
Experience with or knowledge of processed meat production
Experienced in beef and pork carcass evaluation.
Minimum $33,676; commensurate with
This position requires valid driver's license
by employment start date.
All accrued vacation must be taken during the term of this appointment.
Unused vacation will be forfeited upon resignation or termination from ISU.
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the
university's verification of credentials and other information required by
federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the
completion of a background check.
To apply for this position, please click on
"Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application.
Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact information for three references
If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Matt Wenger at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-9279.
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email
email@example.com or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
To ensure consideration, submit application
Contract Transfer Deadline