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Meat Science Extension Associate
Penn State Extension and the Department of Animal Science are seeking a highly motivated and organized Meat Science Extension Associate to provide support with meat science extension activities. Specifically, this position will support the organization, instruction, and expansion of the Penn State Butcher School, a certified meat processing apprenticeship in Pennsylvania. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting, maintaining, and analyzing data for this effort by Extension and the Department to support workforce development in the field of meat processing. In addition, the following tasks may be needed: Organize data for use in reports, documents, and presentations; Coordinate various meat science-related activities surrounding the butcher school and meat science extension; Coordinate ordering, maintaining appropriate inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies and equipment for butcher school apprentices; assist with budget and financial models of the programming and supervise wage payroll staff.
Position: Meat Science Extension Associate
Organization: Penn State University
Location: State College,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 10/28/2021
Date Posted: 10/22/2021
This position typically requires a minimum of a master’s degree or higher in Meat Science, Animal Science, Food Science, or other related fields of study, plus 2 years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in meat processing and the food industry is strongly preferred. Working knowledge of HACCP systems, ServSafe, and various computer skills, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheet, and data manipulation and presentation software are strongly preferred. Expertise in multi-species slaughter, carcass fabrication, further processing, food safety, and product formulation and development is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate positive human relations and effective communication skills necessary to work effectively with colleagues, industry representatives, government officials, and the general public. Experience working with diverse audiences is desirable.
Since this position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as part of your job duties, successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. This is a limited-term appointment funded for three years from the date of hire with a good possibility of re-funding. Extramural funding sources will be sought after to support the position further.
The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


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Status: This listing expires on: 11/21/2021
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Penn State University

State College,  PA 16801
United States
(814) 865-4700