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Livestock Genetic Analyst

Livestock Genetic Analyst

  • Location

    Stapeley

  • Sector:

    Scientific

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Competitive package depending on experience

  • Contact:

    Darren Loyden

  • Contact email:

    DarrenL@scantec.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8956

  • Job ref:

    DL /080853

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2018-10-12

  • Start date:

    2018-11-19

Livestock Genetic Analyst, Cheshire, £competitive.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Livestock Genetic Analyst position located in Cheshire.

Working for a Global leader in the livestock genetics field, the Livestock Genetic Analyst is responsible for managing the data pipeline from the field to the database, including organizing, processing and analyzing data and to help demonstrate the value of differentiated genetics for customer and colleagues as part of the Global Product Development team.

Specific accountabilities:
  • Manage logistics for testing programs, product validation trials and research trials in EMEA
  • Coordinate all data collection (birth to harvest) and provide data reports
  • Organize, aggregate and process data for database loading.
  • Ensure Livestock identification data completeness.
  • Coordinate tissue sampling for genotyping and manage submission process to genotyping provider.
  • Work directly with producers and other stakeholders to communicate data collection needs, including type of data, and data format.
  • Support the Livestock team in identifying opportunities to access and analyze data from the supply chain and to identify novel phenotypes that will make an impact in beef production.
  • Promote best practice in terms of data collection and data management with customers and supply chain.
  • Ensure timely data collection and participate in data collection as needed.
  • Support the EMEA teams with data analysis, interpretation of genetic program results and presentation of results to staff customers and key accounts.
  • Develop innovative approaches for bench marketing and product validation.
  • Help staff and customers understand the value created by department and how that value can be shared.
Candidate requirements:

The Candidate: Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree required, PhD preferred, in Animal Science, Genetics, Statistics, Animal Breeding or related field.
  • Experience collecting, managing and analyzing livestock data.
  • Strong background working with databases (SQL) and using statistical packages such as R or JMP to manipulate and/or analyze data.
  • Good understanding of all segments of the UK beef and dairy industry, including the type and scope of data generated in each.
  • Proven ability to work independently to achieve objectives.
  • Strong communication and technical presentation skills.
  • Travel required (at least 25%). Must have a valid driver license and an acceptable driving record..
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with large datasets and data mining
  • Experience with Unix –based systems
  • Knowledge of animal breeding and genomics concepts

To apply please forward your details for immediate consideration.

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