Mississippi State University Seeks Meat Laboratory Manager

Posted on May 16, 2023
Mississippi State University Seeks Meat Laboratory Manager
Position Title: 
Meat Laboratory Manager
Position Summary:

The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences is currently seeking a Meat Laboratory Manager for a 12-month appointment that includes management of facilities and support of teaching, research, and extension activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be expected to comply, develop, maintain, and oversee all procedures involving USDA FSIS. The candidate will train and supervise staff and student workers while maintaining training logs. Assure all meat science and muscle biology lab users are properly trained prior to utilizing laboratory resources or assisting in activities and maintaining training logs. The candidate will develop student skills focusing on job placement upon graduation. Participate in all accounting and sales activities associated with the Meat Science and Muscle Biology Lab. Be able to create and implement strategies to increase sales. Promote a service plus attitude that focuses on meeting the needs of the stakeholders, that are both external and internal. Assist with research, teaching, and extension activities as needed. The candidate must be able to work with university maintenance and outside vendors to assure the facility is operating effectively and efficiently. Ensure that the facility operates safely, kept clean, organized, and ready for visitors at all times. The Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences works closely with other units across campus, including the Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to work with faculty form all units.


Minimum Qualifications:

Experience: Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences/Food Science or a closely related field.

Experience: Two (2) years in meat processing.


Preferred Qualifications:

Master of Science degree in Animal Sciences/Food Science or a closely related field and a background in meat science or food science is preferred. Managerial experience.


Application Procedure:

All applicants must apply online at www.jobs.msstate.edu, and will be required to submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and at minimum three names and contact information for references. For more information, contact Dr. Burnett at (662) 325-2852. Application reviews will begin May 16, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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