Research Program Manager for USDA-inspected operations
June 28, 2018
Commensurate with qualificatio
Full Time - Experienced
Academia - Administration, Academia - Research
4 Year Degree
Are you interested in bacon, brats, prime rib, food safety and pharmaceutical products? Contributing to development of “new approach” and “forward thinking” teaching, research, and Extension missions of our land grant university?
The state-of-the-art Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) building will be completed in January 2019. The program manager’s role is oversight of activities occurring in the USDA-inspected space and support of activities occurring in the Biosafety Level 2 facility. S/he will manage the existing Meat Science Lab program, transition to the MSABD and oversee the evolution of the program into the MSABD’s 21st century facilities and equipment.
The Animal Sciences Department’s missions are research, instruction and extension. The MSABD building is designed to support these missions with programmatic themes focusing on 1) Minimal and further processed meat and poultry products resulting from the complete chain of events from live animal (cattle, poultry, sheep, and swine) to product, 2) Retail meat sales to foster consumer education and revenue generation, and 3) Animal-derived biologics targeted to both animal agriculture and human health. The program manager will report to the Director of MSABD and be responsible for activities related to the first two themes and tissue collection activities to support the third theme. This is an opportunity to be involved in a vibrant muscle foods program in Wisconsin, which has a long and rich history of collaboration with the national meat industry.
Operational procedures must comply with regulations imposed by the USDA-Food Safety and Inspection Service, CALS Animal Care and Use Committee, and campus security (Police, Fire and Biosafety) so be ready to learn and apply the “rules and regs”. Undergraduate students will be the principal labor force in MSABD so the desire and skills to attract, train, mentor, and enthuse students in the work of the meat industry is important to the MSABD program.
B.S. in Meat, Animal or Food Science with five years of experience in meat plant operations. M.S. preferred. Essential skills beyond meat technology include interpersonal communication, human relations, food safety, and humane animal handling. The application deadline is July 20 at 11:55 PM.
Internal Number: 94481
About Univ Wisconsin-Madison
The Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery program and building are components of the Animal Sciences Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The mission of the Animal Sciences Department is to foster scientific discoveries in animal agriculture and biology, inspire original thinking and the art of discovery through innovative education and service, thereby enriching the lives of students, scientists and society. The mission of the Meat Science & Animal Biologics Discovery (MSABD) program is to develop experienced, critical-thinking meat industry leaders, discover new uses for animal components in enhancing animal and human health, and provide objective expertise for educating students, scientists and society in wholesome foods derived from animals. The MSABD building is a $50 million project that will be completed in January 2019.