The Maschhoffs, the largest independent pork producer in the US, is looking for a Research Specialist for a portfolio of farms near Duquoin, IL.
Job Overview: The Research Specialist will have primary responsibility for executing research at a research technology center. The Specialist will be accountable for ensuring that the highest scientific standards are met within a dynamic commercial research environment, including the application of fundamental research principles and management of data integrity. Ultimately, the Research Specialist will be principal to the data gathered, informing subsequent decisions that deliver measurable value to the company while adhering to best in class quality and scientific standards.
Job Duties & Accountabilities:
Typical Duties of the Research Specialist include:
Education: Minimum of Associates’ Degree in Animal Science, or a related field required. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.
Experience: No previous experience in modern swine production or research required, but an internship of 6 months – 1 year in swine production or research is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Swine production management practices
Scientific research methods and standards
Data collection methodology
Verbal and written communication
Research protocol execution
Critical thinking and informed decision making
Work both independently and in a team environment to accomplish goals
Communicate in a fashion that results in efficient, accurate execution of tasks
Work with internal partners and co-workers in a professional, courteous manner
Be creative and champion change while always adhering to research standards
Listen and accept coaching from peers and managers
Execute research protocols according to the Maschhoffs R & D quality standards
Work on hard floors, stand for extended periods of time, and lift at least 50 lbs.
Work within a challenging environment at times.
Engage in self development
Please apply ONLINE ONLY by clicking HERE. You will be redirected to The Maschhoffs job search page. Please search for Requisition Number: 59962
We offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package. EOE