PURPOSE OF POSITION: This person is responsible for updating and processing all data for current trials as well as oversight and husbandry of animals at ISF commercial research site. Internal and/or external personnel will determine protocols that will be followed for trials.
Bilingual: Not required
Education/ Experience: Previous experience in swine production operations is desired with an interest in swine research and a general ability to follow protocols and give attention to detail.
This person must be able to multi-task and handle stressful situations in a swine production atmosphere. Thus, they must have initiative, organization, and dependability. Computer literacy is important with competencies in Excel, Word, Access and Internet Explorer. Direct contact with animals will occur, so good stockmanship and bio-security practices must be understood and practiced at all times.
Physical requirements include the ability to lift 40 pounds and climb over gates up to 4-feet in height. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk and stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, controls, or animals. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and talk or hear. The employee must be able to, with or without accommodation, work in all facilities within the requirements of this job description.
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