Equine Breeding Farm Intern

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 2017
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Veterinary Science
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Equine Reproduction Laboratory is part of the Animal Reproduction and Biotechnology Laboratory in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. The CSU Equine Reproduction Program has developed leading-edge equine reproduction techniques for the equine industry for over 45 years. Techniques such as collection of semen and artificial insemination, recovery and transfer of equine embryos, shipping cooled semen, and shipping cooled embryos are now routine in the equine industry, due in large part to the research, education, and outreach efforts of the CSU Equine Reproduction Laboratory

Position Summary

The position is a one-year Breeding Farm intern at the Equine Reproductive Laboratory (ERL) to gain experience in equine breeding farm procedures and management.
Interns participate in a one-year, non-degree, program beginning on January 1 and finishing on December 31 or starting July 1 and finishing on June 30 of the following year. Applicants should have completed a BS in Equine Sciences, Animal Sciences, or related discipline. The program is aimed preferentially for people with a sincere desire to pursue a career in the equine breeding industry. Position receives a certificate of achievement upon successful completion of the one year. A salary will be provided and interns will live in an apartment on-site at the Equine Reproduction Laboratory on the Foothills Campus of Colorado State University. Rent is required as with all on-campus housing.
For more information about this program visit: http://csu-cvmbs.colostate.edu/academics/bms/equine-reproduction-laboratory/Pages/Equine-Breeding-Internships.aspx

Required Job Qualifications

Applicants should have completed a BS degree in Equine Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. at time of application; the Department of Biomedical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

*Experience with horses.
*Demonstrated dedication and/or desire to work in the field of horse reproduction.

Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement: Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goal and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Clinical duties Duty/Responsibility

1. Assistance with the Clinical Equine Reproduction Program (horse handling, herd health management, record keeping, etc). Rotate through stallion and mare service areas
2. Assistance with general laboratory functions (including autoclaving, equipment cleaning, laundry, reception, etc)
3. Participation in foal watch and foaling (provide back-up and assistance to students in the Foaling Management class)
4. After-hours help with artificial insemination, embryo transfer and horse arrivals/departures (rotate with or provide back-up to graduate students)

Percentage Of Time 50 Job Duty Category Animal safety duties Duty/Responsibility

1. Weekend on call (after-hours availability every other weekend for each intern)

2. Night barn checks (i.e. monitor client-owned horses)

3. Evening security check (i.e. gates shut and locked; facility doors locked)

4. Additional duties my be assigned as needed.

Percentage Of Time 50

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts, and enter in names and email addresses for three referrals. Referrals will receive an email with a link to submit their letter immediately upon submission of an application. No mail in applications or letters will be accepted.

Conditions of Employment Valid Driver’s License, Travel - Local Search Contact Leslie Butler - Leslie.Butler@colostate.edu EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.