The Antimicrobial Stewardship & Dairy Health Management Laboratory of Dr. Pamela Ruegg in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University is accepting applications for a 50% FTE Specialist-Outreach. The primary responsibilities will be development of innovative outreach materials and internet-based multimedia resources to help veterinarians and dairy farmers understand and improve antimicrobial stewardship and implement best management practices that reduce biological hazards for workers. The successful candidate will be expected to have experience with development of databases that can interact with and summarize output from management software used on dairy farms. The outreach specialist will work with faculty at MSU and other institutions to develop and deliver a communication and outreach plan related to antimicrobial stewardship and dairy animal health management. The ability to develop internet based content including engaging videos and podcasts and create innovative tools to engage stakeholders is vital to this position. The successful candidate will work with researchers to develop digital media including websites, videos and other tools that are broadly related to promoting the mission of the laboratory. The outreach specialist will be expected to review existing resources related to antimicrobial usage and stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, biological hazards on dairy farms as well as management practices that contribute to improved dairy animal health. Developing tools to assess impact and reach of the materials will be part of the responsibilities. The successful candidate will translate or coordinate translation of resources from English to Spanish.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Bachelors -Animal Science or Animal Health
Masters -Computer or Data Science
Bachelors degree in a relevant field is required. Experience developing internet-based resources as well as knowledge of the process for APP development for mobile devices. Demonstrated ability to organize and manage projects and work independently is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; creative problem-solving skills & ability to work independently and as part of an outreach and research team.
Master’s degree is preferred. Familiarity with dairy farm management practices and animal care is preferred. While not required, the ability to communicate fluently in both English and Spanish is an asset.
Required Application Materials
The interested applicant should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The position is open until filled and review of applications will begin February 2, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.msu.edu. Questions can be directed to Dr. Pamela Ruegg, at email@example.com.
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