Opportunities


Work and study opportunities related to Dairy Management at the University of Wisconsin Dairy Science Department. Feel free to distribute announcements where deemed appropriate.

PhD Student Position, Fall 2021

We are seeking for a motivated PhD student with a background in dairy science, data analysis, and/or computer science or related fields. Preferred is a strong academic background on data analytics within dairy or livestock production systems. The student will work in the intersection of the Dairy Brain project and the Ruminant Farm System Model (RuFaS) initiative in an exciting opportunity to use whole farm simulation modeling as the architecture to apply integrated data from different dairy farm sources to deploy continuous descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics.

Student will work closely with two diverse, multidisciplinary teams of researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Cornell University, and engage with many other university, industry, and USDA research centers across the US. The student will work to capture and integrate dairy farm production data through the Dairy Brain project platform and analyze whole dairy farm systems to probe complex questions about trade-offs in production, environmental footprint, and economic outcomes using the RuFaS platform. The student will also have the opportunity to lead the development of one or more simulation models intended for decision support as a tool or tools for dairy farming. (More)

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Dairy Brain project invites applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position. The position has funding from the US Department of Agriculture until June 30, 2023. Additional funding is possible, but contingent upon successful grant applications. We are looking for a mature, independent, motivated, innovative, highly analytical, and collegial professional to join a multidisciplinary team (dairy science, computer science, and data management) for an exciting project about developing and applying dairy farm simulation modeling, artificial intelligence algorithms, expert systems, optimization algorithms, decision-making tools, and data management and integration techniques applied to dairy farm data streams: i.e., support the development of what we call the Dairy Brain: https://DairyBrain.wisc.edu.(More)

PA Web Developer

The Dairy Management team at UW Extension is seeking a web application developer proficient in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create web applications used by dairy farmers. The primary duty of the applicant will be to work with Dr. Victor Cabrera to understand the functionality of the tools and port them to the web using the aforementioned technologies. (More)

Software Developer Assistant

The Dairy Management team at UW Extension is seeking a software developer asistant proficient in PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create web applications used by dairy farmers. (More)