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BHAN130 Sustainability and Food

Lecture (1 credit hours)

Through a variety of relevant health topics students will examine how they can take responsibility for their health behaviors and live a healthier and more productive life.

Notes: Class includes hands on cooking experiences.
Class meets in STAR Tower Demo Kitchen – 100D STAR Tower.

Insect Rearing Associate Scientist Position Opening

Insect Rearing Associate Scientist

Frontier Scientific is looking for an Associate Scientist to rear crop damaging insects used in research testing for pesticide discovery and development.

Responsibilities Include

  • Rearing several different species of insect colonies in growth chambers. Rearing duties include: prepping rearing materials, transferring and collecting insects, filling in data forms, and cleaning reusable materials.
  • Following detailed Standard Operating Protocols for Insect Rearing
  • Keeping detailed and precise records.
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposing of solutions & materials according to guidelines, and keeping storerooms and working areas orderly and clean.
  • Working in an environment where Safety is core to the job.

Qualifications & Skills Include

  • A BS in entomology, biology, agriculture or equivalent.
  • Prefer some experience rearing laboratory insect colonies.
  • Knowledge of the scientific method, laboratory procedures and techniques, and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to accurately follow detailed instructions & experimental protocols.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external colleagues.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply for this position, please contact Tony Guida directly at:

Tony Guida,  Site Manager
Frontier Scientific, Inc.
Office Location:  Stine Research Center
1090 Elkton Road, S190/31
Newark, DE  19711
Cell:  302-545-5309
Office:  302-318-9390
aguida@frontierssi.com

Penn Vet Tech Research Lab Position

Penn Vet has a Tech Research Lab full-time position opening.  The laboratory and service is located on the lovely New Bolton Center campus, a large animal veterinary facility, in Kennett Square PA. This in an entry level position, that will provide amazing access to the comparative anatomy and pathology of a variety of animals include large/farm animals, small/companion animals, avian and exotics, as well a proving many interactions with students, interns/residents and professors at the veterinary school. It is a physically active job, but a perfect stepping stone to further training and a career in veterinary medicine, human medicine, or scientific research. Two of our former employees are currently enrolled in a PhD program in Bioinformatics, and the upcoming class at Penn Vet.

For more information please visit: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/46719

R & D Intern with Romer Labs, Inc.

The R&D Intern will be responsible for preparing samples, conducting analytical testing, and general microbiological lab support in the Research & Development department at Romer Labs, Inc. in Newark, Delaware. Responsibilities will include microbiological media preparation (liquid broth, agar plates), growing and enumerating bacterial cultures, serological and biochemical identification of bacterial cultures, executing bacterial enrichment and detection procedures in experiments involving various food-related matrices, data collection and input into a computer database, data analysis, and maintaining laboratory notebooks and other documentation as well as general laboratory maintenance.

Job Duties:

• Safe and sterile handling of Biological Safety Level 2 bacteria (e.g. Salmonella, Listeria). Training will be provided.
• Prepare samples for external and internal customers.
• Maintain lab inventory of raw materials and work-in-progress materials for use in testing.
• Verify scales or other laboratory analytical equipment and maintain documentation.
• Conduct analytical tests using various antibody and molecular-based techniques.
• Provide back-up support for R&D labs.
• Maintain file documentation for incoming and outgoing shipments, batch sheets and testing logs. Procure substrate materials as well as other necessary items for the maintenance and functioning of the laboratories.
• Maintain a clean working area and assist with sanitation and maintenance of R&D laboratory and storage areas.
• Perform other duties or special projects as needed.

Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma or GED.
• Strong communication, interpersonal skills and general knowledge in MS Office and Lotus Notes.
• Currently enrolled in Undergraduate studies with Major in Food, Biological and/or Chemical Sciences. Some Microbiology lab experience preferred.

If interested contact:
Elissa Coleman
302-781-6386
Elissa.coleman@romerlabs.com

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is now accepting applications for Forward scholarships

$14,000 will be awarded in 2019 to five students, applications due Aug. 9

For the fifth consecutive year, Lallemand Animal Nutrition will offer five Lallemand Forward Scholarships for students pursuing degrees in agriculture. The 2019 program offers: two $2,500 undergraduate scholarships, one $3,000 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine scholarship, one $3,000 master’s program scholarship and one $3,000 doctoral scholarship. Applications are open to students in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

Criteria for undergraduate scholarship applicants are:

  • Must be a full-time student, pursuing a four-year degree in an agricultural program
  • Hold junior status or higher (minimum of 60 credit hours)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, or equivalent
  • Must submit the Forward application, transcript and a 500-word essay answering one of three essay questions found in the full guidelines

All scholarship submissions are due to lanscholarship@lallemand.com by Friday, August 9, 2019. For questions regarding the scholarship, email lanscholarship@lallemand.com. Scholarships will be awarded during the fall 2019 semester.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is committed to optimizing animal performance and well-being with specific natural microbial product and service solutions. Lallemand Forward encompasses the specifically chosen service solutions that enhance people, knowledge and production practices.

Professional Internship in Plant and Soil Diagnostic Services

The Plant Diagnostic Clinic and Soil Testing Program in the Plant and Soil Sciences Department at the University of Delaware seek an intern to assist with processing of samples, reporting of results and outreach activities of both operations. The programs provide diagnostic and analytical services to commercial growers, landscapers and nurseries, home owners, Cooperative Extension and researchers. This position offers an opportunity to learn about plants, soils, plant and soil health, and plant diseases in Delaware landscape plants, vegetables, and crops.

The Intern will work a maximum of 30 hours per week between the two programs. This is an hourly position offering a competitive rate based on experience / education but no university benefits. The internship is funded for 12 months with possible extension.

Available June 1, 2019

Duties may include:

Plant Diagnostic Clinic:

  • Receipt of plant and soil samples
  • Entering plant sample information (i.e. plant names common and scientific, client contact info, addresses, dates) into online database system.
  • Laboratory triage, diagnostic techniques, microbiology and testing procedures will be learned.

Soil Testing Program:

  • Receipt and organization of samples
  • Sample preparation and analysis – training will be provided
  • Data entry in the lab
  • Occasional assistance in the program office

Additionally – Opportunities to assist with public outreach including Cooperative Extension events and short course offerings and with fact sheet development and website content will be available for those with interest and/or experience in those areas. Other duties may be required as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Basic lab skills,
  • Knowledge of plant biology and names desired,
  • Coursework in Plant, Biological and Soil Sciences as well as Chemistry desired
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office),
  • Good spelling, flexibility, and attention to detail are preferred.

To apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for two references to:
Nancy Gregory, UD Plant Diagnostic Clinic, 151 Townsend Hall, ngregory@udel.edu
or
Karen Gartley, UD Soil Testing Program, 152 Townsend Hall, kgartley@udel.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
Employment offers will be dependent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html

 

Environmental Summer Intern Position with Tyson

Tyson is looking to hire an intern that will be located in Temperanceville, VA. This position has an identified project of working with our live production team to conduct assessments of on-farm practices.  This information will be used to develop a baseline of practices so that we may recommend BMPs to growers. Students may contact Dr. Hong Li (hli@udel.edu) for further information.

To learn more and apply visit: Tyson Foods

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections (ABCC) Summer Internship

Location: Near Dover, DE
Position: Internship, Level I: Bird Care & Trainer, 20 hrs/week.
Qualification: Junior or Senior College Student

ABCC has an internship available May 30 to August 30, 2019. The position may work up to four days per week. Five hours per day. Average 20 hours per week. The position is based out of our facility near Dover, DE and may be required to participate in offsite events, weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.

The intern will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to learn. Education in animal behavior, wildlife education, biology, animal care or related experiences preferred. Preference given to junior or senior college students.

Responsibilities and qualities include:
-Honest, motivated, and reliable.
-Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed.
-Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve goals.
-Be comfortable working with birds.
-Be comfortable interacting with visitors.
-Be willing to learn handling and training of multiple bird species.
-Daily care, food prep, feeding, and cleaning of bird enclosures.
-Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed.
-Able to work indoors and outdoors.
-Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
-Be willing and able to travel to offsite programs.
-Have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
-Must be drug and drama free.
-Other duties as assigned.

ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via natural behaviors. As a consequence of the connections, we strive to instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship among visitors with whom we come in contact. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our team includes falcons, vultures, owls, hawks, macaws, storks, hornbills and jays to name a few. Our educational free-flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities, and Zoos in the US.

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three reference sources to Phung Luu, Director, ABCC at ptluu@msn.com with the subject title “Internship 2019” by 5 PM, May 16th 2019. A short 30 seconds video specifying your interest is a plus. Position available until filled.