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Careers in Animal Science

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The Animal Science Department at the University of Wyoming is committed to the success of its students even past their collegiate experiences. Job placement after graduation is key to that success. Below is a working list of job opportunities available, in order to aid in our students' search for careers.


Various Position Openings--American Angus Association

The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed registry with nearly 25,000 adult and junior members. The Association’s goal is to serve the beef cattle industry, and to increase the production of consistent, high quality beef that will better satisfy consumers throughout the world. The Association is comprised of the parent company, the American Angus Association, along with its four subsidiaries: Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Media, Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation.

See more information regarding this association's current job openings. 

Livestock Educator Position--Penn State Extension Livestock Team, Mercer County, PA

The individual will be responsible for actively working with the team to identify important livestock industry issues, formulate learning objectives, develop educational events and materials to support these objectives and participate in evaluations to measure the team’s educational impact.

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Various Positions--307 Meat Company, Laramie, WY

307 Meat Company is a USDA inspected processing plant and craft butcher shop in Laramie, WY. 307 Meat Company is looking to hire for retail positions in its craft butcher shop, as well as a cleaning assistant.

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Forestry Technician--Salmon Valley Stewardship, Salmon, ID

The Forestry Technician’s duties at Salmon Valley Stewardship will primarily focus on conducting
timber cruises, plant identification, and collection of fire fuel data near Salmon, Idaho. The majority
of the technicians time will be spent in the field performing surveys to determine stand conditions,
identifying timber types, ground vegetation, insect and disease damage. Other time will be spent
entering and checking data, identifying plants, or helping with other SVS natural resource program

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Botanist/Resource Technician--Salmon Valley Stewardship, Salmon, ID

The Botanist/Resource Technician’s duties at Salmon Valley Stewardship will primarily focus on plant
identification and the collection of riparian and sagebrush steppe vegetation data in the Lemhi Valley,
located in a remote and botanically rich region in Idaho. The Botanist’s field time will focus on
collecting BLM Assessment, Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) program soils and vegetation data using
AIM protocols and also conducting Multiple Indicator Monitoring of streamside channels and

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Biological Science Lab Technician (Animal)--USDA, Boise, ID

This is a permanent federal position with promotion potential to GS-9. Depending upon qualifications, the starting pay ranges from $39,000 to $56,000. The position requires skill in livestock (sheep) husbandry, managing animals in a research environment, collection and management of phenotypic data, and some lab work (specs mainly). Although not required, a B.S. or M.S. in genetics, animal science, biochemistry, or biology is helpful.

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