Genetic Data Specialist

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  • Experience 1-2 years

Job Description

Typical Duties of the Genetic Data Specialist include:

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to execute a timely research plan that is within budget
  • Assist in the collection of data as designated in study protocols
  • Testing, validation, and maintenance to all data collection equipment on a daily basis
  • Enter data into Excel in a timely and accurate manner
  • Storage of data into the proper file storage web application
  • Train employees on work instructions/new protocols for relevant research studies
  • Assist in daily site logistics
  • Utilize internal Performance Management tools to set goals for personal development
  • Execute Quality Management System procedures pertaining to research
  • Ensure all practices are consistent with commonly accepted animal well-being standards, safe-guard the environment and ensure regulatory compliance

Minimum Qualifications 


Minimum of a high school diploma or GED

Associates Degree Preferred


No previous experience required, but an internship or experience of at least 1 year in swine production or research is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Scientific research methods and standards
  • Data collection methodology
  • Animal biology with emphasis on production management practices used for swine

Skill in:

  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication
  • Research protocol execution
  • Budget and time management
  • Swine/animal husbandry
  • Critical thinking and informed decision making

Ability to:

  • Learn The Maschhoffs and the company core values
  • Learn and understand protocols for the CTH and data collection processes
  • Collect data by speaking a sequence of numbers into a voice recorder for approximately 2 hours straight
  • Write in legible hand writing at a relatively quick pace
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Understand that the position will be working in a pork processing plant
  • Gain PQA and TQA certification and specific job training
  • Work weekends as needed
  • Work both independently and in a team environment to accomplish goals
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Execute research protocols according to the Maschhoffs Genetics and R&D quality standards
  • Work on hard floors, stand for extended periods of time, and lift at least 50 lbs.

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