Skip to main content

Job Title: Vice President of Scientific & Regulatory Affairs at a Dairy Cooperative

Description: Serves on advisory committees and researches new issues related to: animal health and welfare, animal biotechnology, dairy farm bio-security, dairy farm air and water quality, and dairy processing. Coordinates communication between the dairy cooperative and governmental committees to serve as a voice for dairy producers nationally.

Degree Required: PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy (or doctoral degree) is intended to teach a student to carry out independent, autonomous research in a specific field.. This degree is often, but not always, completed after a Master's degree is earned. The length of study ranges from 3 - 6 years. On completion, a student presents and defends a dissertation (or thesis) before an academic panel.

Skills Required: Leadership abilities, Managing people, Oral communication skills, Scientific thinker, Time management skills, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Government, Industry, Non-Profit

Relative Salary:  $$$$$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.