Swine Center Animal Care Specialist

Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Posted
14 May 2020
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2020
Ref
JR00019130
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Swine Center Animal Care Specialist

Job Profile Title

Farm Worker

Job Description Summary

The swine group at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team at the Penn Vet Swine Teaching and Research Center located on the New Bolton Center campus in Kennett Square, PA. The position provides a unique opportunity for someone interested in gaining valuable experience in swine production Candidates must either be a graduate of a four year animal science bachelors program or a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician or technology program (eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a CVT).

The specialist will be trained to carry out daily farm activities related to the daily care of pigs in the various stages of production, including: farrowing, nurser, grow/finish and adult breeding herd as well as participate in farm biosecurity, animal assessments and appropriate treatments. Depending upon interest, the animal care specialist may also have the possibility to contribute to our teaching and research initiatives.Working Conditions;High dust, dirt, grease environment . Physical Effort ;Typically standing or walking ,Typically bending, crouching, stooping,Frequent lifting 25 lbs. or more

Job Description

Duties:

Interns will learn and carry out daily farm activities related to the daily care of pigs in the various stages of production, including:

  • Farrowing
  • Nursery
  • Grow/finish and adult breeding herd. 
  • Training will also include gaining an understanding in farm biosecurity, animal assessments and appropriate treatments. 
  • Depending upon interest, the intern may also have the possibility to contribute to our teaching and research initiatives.

Qualifications:

Candidates must either be a graduate of a four year animal science bachelors program or a graduate of an AVMA accredited veterinary technician or technology program (eligible for licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a CVT)..

Job Location - City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$15.44 - $26.25

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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