Sr. Extension Associate - Director QMPS Geneseo Laboratory

[posted 2/21/2012]


The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine invites applications for a Senior Extension Associate position as director of the Geneseo regional facility of Quality Milk Production Services (QMPS), a program of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center (AHDC).

The responsibilities of the position will include: providing day to day leadership of the Geneseo regional QMPS facility; including human resource and financial responsibility. The position will include development and maintenance of close contacts with clients of the regional QMPS program. A particular emphasis in Western New York, where the laboratory is located, is expected on large dairy farm management. A working knowledge of dairy Spanish would be an important asset. For this position we are specifically looking for an individual with an interest in evaluation of milking procedures and milking equipment. The region of Western New York has a number of progressive dairy veterinary practices. The candidate is expected to work closely with practitioners, keeping them abreast of new research and programs and involve them in on-farm milk quality and the formulation of diagnostic and treatment protocols. The successful candidate is expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded extension, education and applied research program in milk quality and mastitis. Programs that interface with existing AHDC, Departmental, College, and/or University initiatives will be preferred. The candidate is expected to participate in the teaching of milk quality related courses and education programs for veterinary students, veterinarians, farmers and industry employees.

Qualifications of the successful candidate will include a DVM degree or MS/PhD in a dairy related area and relevant advanced training or proven skills in milk quality and mastitis management. The QMPS Geneseo facility is located in Geneseo, New York which is a small college town in Upstate New York. Geneseo is located in the center of New York's largest and thriving dairy community. Cornell University offers an exciting work environment with opportunities for applied research, outreach, and teaching collaborations with infectious disease, dairy production, and epidemiology faculty in the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Interested individuals are asked to submit curriculum vitae, letter of intent concerning career goals, and the names and addresses of 3 professional references to:

Dr. Frank Welcome
Search Committee Chair
c/o Cathy Andersen
Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
S3-110 Schurman Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and educator. Women and individuals from under-represented minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.