PhD Graduate Assistantship - Meat and Poultry Processing Research and Development
Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Clemson University
May 21, 2018
Clemson, South Carolina
$25,000 - $30,000
Part Time - Experienced
A graduate teaching assistantship (at the Ph.D. level) is available for a mature self-motivated student in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AVS), Clemson University. The successful candidate will share responsibility with a M.S. student for the management of the AVS Meat and Poultry Processing facility and provide support for meat and poultry products classes, schedule the use of the facility, work with the public and maintain HACCP accreditation as well as USDA labels needed for processing and selling product.
Dr. James Strickland, Department Chair will be the successful applicant’s supervisor for duties involving the meat and poultry processing facility. Dr. Susan Duckett, E. L. Corley, Jr. Endowed Chair, Animal and Veterinary Sciences will serve as the student’s academic/research major advisor.
Clemson University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive body of scholars and recruits for individuals who are similarly committed.
Applicants must have a B.S. in animal, poultry, food or meat sciences, with a demonstrated interest in meat and/or poultry processing. The individual will need to be committed to attaining their HACCP certification, have general knowledge of abattoir operations and management, be service orientated, have evidence of a strong independent work ethic and organizational skills.
Additional Salary Information: 12 month position - 25 hour per week. Essentially a 1/2 time graduate student assistantship.
About Animal and Veterinary Sciences Department, Clemson University
The Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences (AVS) “is the only University level program in the state of South Carolina to focus all its efforts on serving animal agriculture and its allied industries” through all three Land Grant Missions (i.e., teaching, research and extension/outreach) provided for by the Morrill (1862), Hatch (1887) and Smith-Lever (1914) Acts of the United States of America Government. In support of these missions, AVS awards the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Animal and Veterinary Sciences, conducts research aimed at improving animal productivity, health and product quality/safety and provides expert continuing education/training opportunities for animal agricultural production and management professionals, policy makers and veterinarians. The department houses one of the 10 largest undergraduate majors (80+ majors) at Clemson University and serves ~500 undergraduate and ~20 graduate students annually.
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