Swine Research Associate

Website Carthage Innovative Swine Solutions, LLC

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION:

The Research Associate is responsible for assisting the Research Managers in conducting trials at farms, following company standard operating procedures.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs work necessary in support of the Research Managers in data collection including weighing, treatment assignment, and feed collections
  • Assist with finding research articles, performing literature reviews, and writing grants
  • Communicates with the farm manager and farm team members
  • Assists with intern visits in helping them to learn swine production and research
  • Participates in Research Team meetings
  • Ensures that projects meet Animal Care requirements
  • Manages alarms or emergencies as they occur
  • Execution of research protocols during weekend as needed
  • Supports the Research Team to continually improve processes and efficiencies, as well as, the company business plan and personal work goals
  • Adheres to the company’s confidentiality protocol
  • Follow farm SOPs and research protocols
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Requires knowledge of scientific research methods and standards.
  • Prior research experience is highly recommended.
  • Prior experience with pig management and animal husbandry is preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic computer programs is required.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor Degree in Animal Science preferred, AND
  • Prior research experience, OR
  • 1-2 years of swine production experience preferred, OR
  • Any equivalent combination of relevant education and experience

Job skills required

  • Ability to perform in highly interruptive conditions
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under frequent time pressures
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to stand on concrete for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repetitively
  • Ability to push, pull, carry items on regular basis
  • Ability to adhere to farm Biosecurity procedures

How to Apply

Click on the link to apply: https://www.hogvet.com/job/researchassociate/ or send your résumé to bdavidson@hogvet.com.