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Animal Behavior Scientist

Company: Nestl-- Purina Pet Care
Location: Saint Joseph
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

We're a leader in the pet care industry, which means we're not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.Position SummaryFor thirty years, Nestl-- Purina has been proud to call St. Joseph, MO home to two facilities, a wet pet food factory and our Product Technology Center (PTC) dedicated to research and development. The PTC is home to dogs and cats who help us learn, research and better understand the well-being of pets all while enjoying the best quality of life.Located an hour north of Kansas City, the community of 77,000 people is packed with character and a rich history - just like Nestl-- Purina is. The city was recognized with the All-America City Award, given to communities with citizens who work together to pinpoint and address community-wide challenges and achieve exceptional results.As an Animal Behavior Scientist, you'll be responsible for performing the necessary work related to the applied pet behavior programs and feline socialization program under general supervision.Primary ResponsibilitiesIndirectly supervise PetCare facility staff performing activities related to behavior programs and researchDevelop and implement pet socialization, training, and enrichment programsPerform pet behavior assessments and develop corrective actions as requiredConduct research aimed at improving our understanding of pet behavior and pet welfarePrepare written reports/presentationsSource, evaluate and integrate new technologies and methods aimed at improving pet welfareCollaborate with PetCare team to optimize pet welfare. Required activities include, but are not limited to:Train Petcare team on animal behavior, welfare issues, pet interaction, and enrichmentDevelop pet behavior modification programs and work with PetCare team on their implementationFollow up on implementation of behavior modification reports/recommendations, validating outcome of the recommendationsEvaluate Petcare employees' pet interaction proficiency and provide coaching and training as neededKnowledge of, and compliance with, the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestl-- Purina PTC PetCare ManualPractice safety in the work area maintaining a safe, clean, and sanitary work environmentTravel as necessaryBasic RequirementsMaster's degree in Animal Behavior, Animal Science, Psychology or related fields OR a bachelor's degree with 3+ years' experience with applied behavior modification, research techniques, use of statistical analysis, and experimental design experienceDemonstrated ability to work directly with animalsPreferredDemonstrated ability to work directly with cats and/or dogs is preferredRequisition ID189505It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestl--. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestl-- seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl-- home.The Nestl-- Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestl-- Purina Pet Care, Saint Joseph , Animal Behavior Scientist, Other , Saint Joseph, Missouri

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