USMARC Has Opening For Sheep Research Manager
April 5, 2019

The United States Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb., has an opening for a research manager husbandry position with its sheep operations unit.

The person hired for this role will provide primary oversight for all sheep enterprise and daily animal care and management, including but not limited to: animal health and well-being, animal management responsibilities, housing, nutrition, reproduction and facilitation of the USMARC research mission. Job duties include planning expertise to assist scientists developing projects in the sheep research area, as well as managing DNA collection and parentage analysis for lambs born in pasture lambing flocks. Responsibilities in breeding include: keep and cull decisions in the sheep flock.

Minimum requirements include: a bachelor's degree in animal science, nutrition or research related field, plus four years of experience in sheep production requiring decision making and/or resource management. Applicants must also have knowledge of research principles and practices, and the ability to responsibly manage cost containment and observe and anticipate problems related to production health and performance of ewes and lambs in a production system.

This is a University of Nebraska position working in cooperation with USMARC.

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