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Phibro is looking for a Research Scientist


Phibro Animal Health Corporation is a publicly traded organization with a rich history spanning nearly 100 years of service. The Company is a global manufacturer of medicated feed additives, feed ingredients, advanced nutrition solutions and vaccines with more than 1,500 product presentations in over 75 countries to approximately 3,500 customers. Phibro’s revenues are in excess of $800 million, and are supported by over 1,600 employees worldwide.


The position is based at Phibro’s Corvallis Research Center (CRC) and reports to the CRC director.  The Research Scientist leads a robust, strategic, and coordinated research process with focus on effectively utilizing our human and economic resources to drive and sustain growth of our nutritional products. The Research Scientist works directly with the CRC team composed by a unit manager, scientists and technicians as well as coordinate and interact with key influencers across other departments and regions to understand the needs for research and address those as needed. The CRC supports the planning and execution of Business Development, Product Development, Collaborative Research and Market Support research projects. 

Position Responsibilities:

Planning and execution of Research Projects/Studies

  • Plan and execute ruminant research programs for nutritional specialty products that are on-time and on-target to key strategic growth initiatives
  • Translate expertise in rumen function, microbiome, nutrition and/or immunity to support new and existing nutritional specialty products
  • Cross-functional collaboration with research, technical, and marketing colleagues to ensure appropriate support for nutrition specialty products
  • Strengthen our innovation capability by actively seeking new ideas and approaches to help understand how nutritional specialty products can solve customer problems
  • Responsible for execution of trial protocols and summaries, including data summarization, presentation to stakeholders and preparation of publications for journals and scientific conferences as appropriate.
  • Responsible for working with the unit manager and laboratory and farm technicians to ensure proper trial execution, data integrity, and the safety of all personnel and animals

Qualifications, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Education of M.S. (i.e., Animal Nutrition, Physiology, Immunology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or related field). Education of Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Proven track record of delivering research outcomes applicable to the commercial livestock industry
  • A broad set of scientific, technical, and analytical skills for research planning and execution of in vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo models focused on rumen function, microbiome, nutrition and/or immunity with an emphasis on ruminant species.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence, problem solve and help lead change
  • Strong working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office and additional scientific analysis software including Prizm GraphPad, SAS, R-studio or comparable scientific data applications.
  • Passion for teamwork, high sense of urgency, absolute integrity, and robust initiative.
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

More information can be found on Phibro's website.

The Animal Production and Health Section of the Joint FAO/IAEA Centre of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture in Vienna, Austria has a vacancy for an Animal Health Technical Officer (P4).

For full job description and application, click here.


Tenured: Professor and Department Head


The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station invites applications for a tenured, Professor and Head that will serve as the chief administrative officer of the Department and as an advocate for Poultry Science and the allied disciplines that it represents with the academic appointment beginning Fall 2021. The Head reports to the Vice Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University, College Station. The position provides leadership and support for numerous faculty initiatives that include: enhancing and expanding undergraduate and graduate education, increasing contributions to knowledge and science through extramurally funded research, fostering collegiality and interdisciplinary collaboration among faculty, conducting extension and outreach programs, securing additional resources, strengthening relationships with diverse stakeholder groups, and promoting communication of science-based findings to inform public policy and private decision makers.

For further information and application click here.

Specialist in carbon balance evaluation of agropastoral systems

FAO has partnered with Cirad for the CaSSECS project and as a member of the Science Committee.

As part of this project, Cirad will be providing a specialist in evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from pastoral and agropastoral systems to FAO's Animal Production and Genetics Branch (NSAG), for 2 years, in order to support FAO's contribution to the project.

This position is part of Cirad and FAO's joint efforts to improve data quality and provide a clearer picture of the impact that livestock farming has on the environment in pastoral areas.

For further information and to apply please see:


Vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor

The FAO Saudi Arabia Technical Cooperation Programme has a vacancy for the position of Technical Advisor (Animal Husbandry Expert).

Job Posting: 24/Mar/2021
Closure Date: 05/May/2021, 11:59:00 PM
Organizational Unit: Regional Office for the Near East and North Africa, RNE
Job Type: Staff position
Type of Requisition: Professional Project
Grade Level: P-4
Primary Location: Saudi Arabia-Riyadh
Duration: Fixed-term: one year with possibility of extension
Post Number: 2007381
CCOG Code: 1A11
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that Closure Date and Time displayed above are based on date and time settings of your personal device

Organizational Setting

The Programme Management Unit (PMU) of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025) facilitates, coordinates and manages all technical and advisory services to be provided by FAO to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MoEWA) of Saudi Arabia. The project UTF/SAU/051/SAU ‘Strengthening MoEWA's Capacity to Implement the Sustainable Rural Agricultural Development Programme is part of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme (2019-2025). The project is to provide technical and advisory assistance to the MoEWA in implementing its flagship sustainable rural agricultural development programme that has recently been approved within the context of the National Transformation Programme of the Saudi Vision 2030. The project’s expected results will be achieved through the implementation of nine project components: 1) Development of coffee Arabica production, processing and marketing; 2) Development of beekeeping and honey production; 3) Development of rose production and trade; 4) Development of subtropical fruits production, processing and marketing; 5) Strengthening capacity of small-scale fishers and fish farmers; 6) Strengthening capacity of small-scale livestock herders; 7) Development of rainfed cereal production; 8) Enhancing value addition from smallholdings and rural activities; and 9) Strengthening MoEWA's capacity in sustainable management of rangelands, forests and natural resources to support rural livelihoods.
The incumbent will be part of the PMU of the FAO-Saudi Technical Cooperation Programme in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and will in particular support the strengthening of the capacity of small-scale livestock herders.

The full description can be found here.

WPSA Calendar

For all WPSA meetings see the WPSA Calendar

Date: 28 September 2021

Date: 05 October 2021

Main Auditorium PMAS-AAUR, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Date: 07 October 2021

Travel Grant Programme

For information about the Travel Grant Programmes click here.


Travel Grants can only be requested for WPSA events.

Only WPSA members can apply.


Travel Grant application forms

Speakers' Bureau Programme

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Branch Development Proposal

In the Board meeting held during WPC2016 in Beijing, China, the Board decided to increase the funds available for Branch Development by making a formal call for Branch Development Proposals.
The maximum budget for a proposal is US$2,000.

Deadlines for submission are January 1st and July 1st.

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