Opportunities: MSD Animal Health, Zoetis, Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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Applications Open for MSD Animal Health 2020 High Quality Pork PhD. Award 

MSD Animal Health, a division of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, N.J., has opened submissions for the 2020 High Quality Pork Ph.D. Award, which will provide one recent doctoral graduate the opportunity to present their research at an upcoming MSD Animal Health High Quality Pork meeting to be held in Europe, the Americas and Asia in 2020. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered.

“With increasing global demand for safe and nutritious protein sources, the need for veterinarians and veterinary scientists to identify science-based solutions for solving our industry challenges is also increasing,” said Rika Jolie, DVM, Ph.D., MBA, Global Swine Lead, MSD Animal Health.

Applicants must have defended their doctoral degree in the past 12 months and completed doctoral research for an applied project in either veterinary or animal science with a swine emphasis.

Topics of high interest include antibiotic reduction, welfare, precision medicine, smart pig farming and new technologies, infectious diseases such as respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSv), porcine circovirus (PCV), Leptospira, Lawsonia, and Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae (M. Hyo) and reproductive management.

Eligible graduates must submit a 500-word summary of their research project and a concise (max 300 words) letter describing why they deserve the award and a brief curriculum vitae. Applications can be sent to [email protected] and must be submitted by Oct. 31. 

For additional information, visit https://www.msd-animal-health.com/HQPork/hqpork.aspx.

Zoetis Invites Veterinary Student Leaders to Apply for 2020 Scholarships  
Zoetis Inc. and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will partner again in 2020 to provide scholarships to second- and third-year veterinary students in the U.S. and Caribbean. 
Recipients of the 2020 Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship Awards will each receive $2,000 for the upcoming 2020-2021 academic year. Interested students can apply now through Dec 2 at www.vetvance.com/opportunities or via the VETVANCE® mobile app, which is available for download from the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.   
Eligibility criteria include academic excellence, financial need, diversity, sustainability, leadership and career interest. Scholarships will be awarded to students in all areas of professional interest, including food animal medicine, small animal clinical medicine, research, government services, public health, and organized veterinary medicine. 

To date, the Zoetis Veterinary Student Scholarship program has awarded over 3,300 scholarships totaling more than $6.7 million. Winners will be announced at the 2020 Student American Veterinary Medical Association Symposium. 
For more information, visit www.zoetis.com.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition seeks marketing communications intern

Lallemand Animal Nutrition is seeking a marketing communications intern to join their team for summer 2020. Based out of Milwaukee, Wis., the 11-week paid internship is open to collegiate juniors obtaining a degree in marketing, communications, agricultural business or animal-related degrees. Applicants looking to work hand-in-hand with an in-house marketing team and build their portfolios are encouraged to apply.

“Lallemand is excited to help another individual explore agricultural communications as a potential career path,” says Amanda Lichtensteiger, Marketing Communications Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “This Lallemand Forward Internship, is just another way that we continue to invest in the next generation.”

For a full internship description and application details, visit LallemandAnimalNutrition.com. All applications are due Nov. 18. 

Illinois Pork Producers Association Future Leaders Class of 2020-2021

Recruitment has begun for the second class of the Future Leaders program hosted by the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA), according to an IPPA press release. 

Participants must be between the ages of 25 and 40 and have an interest in the pork industry. From May 2020 to spring/fall 2021, participants will attend four meetings on topics including production, regulations, processing, retail marketing and farmer interaction. 

The program’s goal is to provide a well-rounded perspective of the pork industry to future leaders who will one day take the helm as tomorrow’s leaders on committees, boards and other leadership positions.