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AURI Seeks Meat Innovation Specialist

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) is a thriving, culture-centered, Minnesota based nonprofit dedicated to fostering long-term economic benefit through applied research on value-added agricultural products, focusing on coproducts, biobased products, renewable energy, and food.  The vision of the organization is empowering the commercialization of innovative value-added food and agricultural ideas. Our dynamic, mission driven staff assist entities across the agricultural value chain, from producers to entrepreneurs to corporates, to help overcome technical and commercialization challenges to create novel agricultural and food products that increase commodity utilization and benefit Minnesota’s economy.

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI) seeks a Meat Innovation Specialist, located at AURI’s lab in Marshall, Minnesota.  This position integrates novel and existing meat innovations to AURI stakeholders and clients by providing meat science leadership through product development and scale up assistance, education and training coordination, oversight and management of the meat laboratory, while exploring new innovations and developing robust professional networks.  Additionally, the incumbent facilitates the successful execution and development of new projects and initiatives that further the research priorities of the organization, e.g., provide direct assistance or connections to the meat sector or refer to service providers and partners.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master of Science in Animal Science or a closely related field (Ph.D. preferred) and three years of related experience. Other requirements include broad knowledge of animal agriculture, including swine and/or small ruminant animal production and knowledge of HACCP and sanitation principles, including related microbiology and chemistry. Candidate must safely lift at least 50 pounds to conduct livestock demonstrations and training. Additional qualifications and details are available here.

AURI offers a competitive salary.  The position includes holiday, vacation and health leave along with enrollment in the State of Minnesota Retirement plan and the option to contribute to a deferred compensation plan.  This position is eligible for health insurance benefits.

Apply by email by sending a cover letter and resume to hr@auri.org.  The position is open until filled.

AURI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen, status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.