Ask a Clinician: Gaining Experience in the Animal Science Industry During the Covid-19 Pandemic- Pre-Veterinary Episode

Thursday, Sept 24, 12pm-1pm
  • You need volunteer, shadow, and direct patient care hours but how has the covid- 19 pandemic affected this process? This event is intended for students to get real-world advice and answers from current veterinarians in the field.  Pre-registration is required at the link above. We will send the password to those who have registered.
  • Panelists include:
    Stephanie DeMarco, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at VCA Kirkwood Animal Hospital
    Jessica Applebaum, DVM – Associate Veterinarian at Sycamore Veterinary Hospital

    Patrick Mahaney VMD, CVA, CVJ – Veterinarian, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, and Certified Veterinary Journalist at California Pet Acupuncture & Wellness (CPAW), Inc.


Speed Networking for Agriculture & Environment Students

Monday, Oct 5, 3pm-5pm
  • Take advantage of an opportunity to network and enhance your professional development skills from employers and alumni across Agriculture & Environment fields. Employer & alumni representatives will be rotated though each break out room every 8-10 minutes and include topics like interviewing, building your professional network, LinkedIn, and professional etiquette. The event will conclude with open networking with all alumni & employers.  Pre-registration is required at the link above.  We will send the password prior to the event.

Full Time Research Assistant Position

Research Assistant Announcement
AviServe LLC
1 Innovation Way, Suite 100
Newark, DE 19711

AviServe LLC is an independent diagnostic and research laboratory located in Newark, Delaware. AviServe specializes in poultry disease research and serves the needs of the poultry and allied industries through diagnosis, isolation and characterization of pathogens, vaccine development and testing, confidential contract research, and more.

We are looking to fill a position of a Research Assistant. The individual should have an associate or bachelor’s degree in a field of life science (animal science, biology, microbiology). The individual will perform various in vivo and in vitro experiments including cell culture, immunology, molecular biology, and work with chicken embryos and poultry, observing principles of excellent animal husbandry. Many techniques utilized at AviServe are specialized and will be taught by the principal investigator. However, incumbent should possess the following skills:

· Ability and willingness to learn new techniques and follow existing protocols.
· Proficiently conduct experiments according to protocols generated by the principal investigator.
· Ability and willingness to work with poultry (chickens and turkeys) including husbandry, daily monitoring, euthanasia, and necropsy.
· Be able to work with avian tissues, blood, serum, and other diagnostic samples.
· Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
· Can work independently and on a larger team.
· Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies inventory.
· Occasionally supervise students and part-time employees working on research projects.
· Possess attention to detail and organizational skills.
· Abile to work a flexible schedule, which includes occasional early morning travel to poultry farms and hatcheries, and periodically working limited hours on weekends.
· Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

The salary ranges $35,000 to $45,000 based on education and prior experience. Incumbent will have fourteen (14) days of personal time with annual increases. Insurance and retirement benefits are not provided by the company, but options are available for discounted group plans.

Interested individuals can send a resume/curriculum vitae to Dr. Milos Markis at

Virtual Career Panel with the Center for Growing Talent

As your spring semester winds down, or even if it has ended already, please join us for a Virtual Career Panel, where produce industry leaders will provide career search advice for this unusual “COVID -19 job market”. ALL graduates can benefit from this panel and the tips they will provide.

Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Time: 12:30 p.m. Pacific Time/3:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Panelists for this webinar will include:
*Satri Alpine, Director of Talent and Culture, The Oppenheimer Group
*Javier Quintero, Early Career Programs Manager, Driscoll’s
*Howard Nager, VP of Business Development/Marketing, Progressive Produce
Other panelists will be announced shortly.

You must register in advance for this panel session:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Career Panel.

Culver Family Farms Positions Available

We’re Hiring!

Culver Family Farms is looking for people who want a hands on experience in the agricultural industry. Our Farm has 130 acres of Sweet Corn, Kale and grains, and an 8,000 square foot greenhouse where we grow a variety of greens and herbs. We are looking for both full time and part time employees. The right applicant will get to experience a variety of different jobs including field harvest, tractor and equipment operation, packing room work, and greenhouse activities.

Applicants must be able to lift 50lbs, work both individually or in a group, and be able to complete tasks in a timely fashion.

If interested please contact Nick Culver at or (856)624-3468

Stewardship Assistant Internship

The Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the University of Delaware, offers two internship positions to Natural Resource Management and Wildlife Conservation students at UD. The Stewardship Assistant internship is funded by The Nature Conservancy and will be administered through University of Delaware.

About us: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more. Since its beginning in 1990, the Delaware Chapter has worked to protect over 30,000 acres in Delaware and owns and manages 6 Preserves totaling over 5,000 acres. Visit to learn more about the Delaware Chapter.

Stewardship Assistant Positions: Stewardship Assistant positions are short-term internships beginning June 01 and ending July 29. Interns will work an average of 21 hours per week, over 3 consecutive days per week for a total of 189 internship hours. Work will be focused on our Preserves. Interns will work out of The Nature Conservancy’s Milton office in conjunction with the chapter’s Land Steward who will be directing the internship. Interns will work together to complete field work and are required to have valid driver’s licenses to use The Nature Conservancy’s vehicle for field travel. Housing may be provided at The Nature Conservancy’s Edward H. McCabe Preserve. Details of housing will be further discussed with top candidates.

Essential Functions:
· Assist with TNC’s annual preserve monitoring and reporting which involves both field and office work.
· Assist with restoration projects. Work may include manual invasive species control, herbicide application or other work requiring physical exertion.
· Assist with data collection including but not limited to seedling survivorship and fire effects.
· Assist with basic preserve maintenance work including trail maintenance, property boundary posting, and kiosk display updates.
· Most of the work for this internship will be independent and will require good writing and decision-making skills.
· Other projects may develop over the course of the internship.

· UD junior or senior year student currently enrolled as a Natural Resource Management or Wildlife Conservation major is preferred.
· Ability to perform work independently and in a team setting, occasionally in adverse conditions and in remote locations.
· Experience with or working knowledge of natural systems is preferred.
· Strong writing skills and familiarity with all basic business software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Prior experience with power tools such as mowers and chain saws is preferred.
· Basic ArcGIS skills or experience is preferred but not required.

Auto Safety Policy: This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at
Acceptance into this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective internee’s motor vehicle record.

Please contact Dr. Buler at if you have any further questions and email hi your application materials (cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references) by April 6, 2020.