Typical Duties of the Research Specialist include:
Collaborate with internal and external Research and Operations staff to execute a research plan on time, of high quality, and within budget.
Assist in the collection of data as designated in study protocols.
Assist in daily site logistics for all pig and feed movements.
Perform routine maintenance and validation of research equipment.
Work with Production Operations staff to assist with the execution of all daily activities at the facilities.
Utilize internal Performance Management tools to set goals, hold accountability and coach behaviors.
Execute Quality Management System procedures pertaining to research conduct
Ensure all practices are consistent with commonly accepted animal well-being standards, safe-guard the environment and ensure regulatory compliance.
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
We offer competitive wages and an exceptional benefits package. EOE
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