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Director, Genetic Programs and R&D

About this Job:

Position Summary: You will provide leadership and management for the genetic improvement team in support of the Vice President of Genetic Programs and R&D.  You will design, conduct and manage R&D projects focused on pig health and collaborate with Geneticists in other R&D areas. Additionally, you will develop and provide direct genetic program support for Genesus Inc. internal and external herds and customers, including international customers.

Key Responsibilities/Duties:

  • Assist the Vice President in leading and managing the genetic improvement program and team
  • Design, conduct and manage genetic improvement R&D projects utilizing both quantitative genetic and genomic technologies with a focus on pig health
  • Conduct and manage genetic improvement programs for specific herds and customers
  • Communicate research results, technical and genetic program information to Genesus Inc. staff and customers
Requirement:

Qualifications and Experience:
• PhD in Animal Breeding/Genetics/Genomics or related area
• Minimum of 7 years of experience past a PhD, including experience within a commercial breeding company
• Demonstrated team and project leadership and management experience
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, writing and reporting skills (English required)
• Proficiency in problem solving in a team environment
• Demonstrated experience working with large databases including pedigree, phenotypic and genomic data
• Experience and proficiency with statistical analysis and database software (R and SQL preferred)
• Experience and proficiency with genetic/genomic evaluation methods and software
• Ability to work independently with a strong attention to detail
Travel and Work Environment: Ability and willingness to travel (up to 15% of time) and work in a variety of environments (office, farms, processing facilities, etc.)
Position Location: Flexible, but in the USA or Canada
Position Availability: Immediately
Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Genesus Inc. has a competitive benefits program.

Salary:
Experience:
7 years
How to apply:

Applications: Please submit via email a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in this position, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, to:
Bob Kemp, PhD PAg
VP Genetic Programs and R&D, Genesus Inc.
bob.kemp@gmail.com

Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position.

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