Work With CDCB

The CDCB team delivers value to dairy producers and industry stakeholders, with work centered around three pillars: National Cooperator Database, Genetic Services, and Research and Innovation. 

Support functions – office management, human resources, information technology, public relations, accounting and legal – are performed in-house or by external consultants to ensure CDCB operates as efficiently as possible.

Current Openings

Announcement: October 24, 2022

CDCB offers a new and unique career opportunity, CDCB Outreach Specialist, for expanded engagement with collaborators and producers.

The CDCB Outreach Specialist will serve as a credible, trusted resource for collaborators (domestic and global), dairy industry and producers, as part of CDCB’s priority on engagement and education. The successful candidate will have an innate ability to communicate the science, progress and impacts of dairy cattle breeding and CDCB services, in a manner that is relatable and relevant across a diverse set of stakeholders including dairy producers and on-farm advisors, industry collaborators, agriculture agencies and associations, academia and researchers.

Announcement: March 21, 2022

The Postdoc Research Fellow will primarily work on a collaborative research project involving the CDCB, the USDA Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL), and the National Dairy Herd Information Association (DHIA). This project focuses on evaluation and improvement of yield correction factors for estimating daily and 305-day lactation yields and expanding the use of mid-infrared spectral data in milk testing. Accurate lactation records are crucial to both dairy cattle genomic prediction and on-farm herd management. There may be opportunities to work on additional projects, such as evaluating existing methods and developing new strategies for genomic prediction and genomic-enabled breeding in dairy cattle. 

Announcement: February 16, 2022

The Data Support Specialist will perform data processing and customer support for collaborators, as part of routine CDCB data ingestion for the genetic and genomic evaluations provided to our customers. The national cooperator database managed by CDCB is the largest in the world devoted to dairy animals with over 6 million genotypes.

Announcement: October 26, 2022

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Since 2016, CDCB has offered summer internships to junior, senior, or graduate students with a major in animal or dairy science, supporting the development of future genetic leaders. The work includes learning and applying research techniques to analyze dairy cattle genetics and management data and benefit the missions of the Council of Dairy Cattle Breeding (CDCB) and USDA’s Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory (AGIL). These organizations have a history of performing quality research and reporting their findings in scientific journals and farm press. Interns work on location in Prince George’s County of Maryland.