Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC)


Student Employment Opportunities
Dairy Unit

Dairy Unit

Animal Caretaker Job Description

The Purdue Dairy Research and Education Center is seeking qualified students to fill a part-time position. Our goal is to provide quality research while offering educational opportunities to students who have a sincere interest in dairy cattle production agriculture. Applicants should be dependable, conscientious, and self-motivated with a desire to learn and take on responsibility. Good communication skills are a must. Previous cattle/farm equipment experience is preferred, but not required. Applicants should expect to work 1-2 weekends per month, and some holidays.

Daily Job Tasks include:
Herd health, animal handling, milking, and equipment/facility maintenance. Employee will work closely with researchers, other research unit farm personnel, supervisors, and fellow employees to provide a team atmosphere conducive to quality research and education.

Newborn calf in the box stall area
Newborn Calf in the Box Stall Area
Dairy milking parlor
Dairy Milking Parlor