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Research Scientist
IntelliGen Technologies in the Windsor, Wisconsin
Date Posted 09/15/2020
Science-Cell Biology
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Research Scientist position.


Food consumption is expected to rise by 60% in the next 20 years. Our challenge is to affordably and sustainably meet that escalating demand while global resources diminish. Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world. We are seeking a motivated Scientist to join our Biosystems Engineering Team and lay the cellular level foundation to sustainably transform the global animal protein industry.
The Scientist will be a thought leader within the growing Biosystems Engineering Division, enjoying the challenges and immediate impact inherent in a “startup” atmosphere within the context of a long-standing biotechnology company. The scientist will leverage biological and biochemical expertise to develop innovative cellular and molecular tools through evidence-based research. The successful candidate will be adept in collaborating within a multi-disciplinary team and mentoring junior research associates. The candidate will drive projects to completion using data-driven methods, display profound attention to detail, and demonstrate proficiency in the listed specific accountabilities. Join our team to make a global impact on one of the biggest challenges currently facing mankind.

Specific accountabilities:
Understand the relationship between the cell and its environment using functional assays from the molecular and protein level through whole cell sperm physiology
Develop and maintain expert level knowledge of reproductive biology
Design and assemble research platforms to understand complex scientific concepts
Develop experimental plans that can be carried out by oneself or others
Proficiency in state-of-the-art cellular and biochemical analysis techniques
Work as a cohesive part of the research and development team
Maintain accurate experimental records, accurately analyze data, and effectively communicate results
Foster a scientific environment which challenges assumptions and strives for concrete answers
Drive lab efficiency and productivity

The Candidate:

Qualifications and experience:
PhD in cellular biology or similar field, with 2-5 years post-graduate experience or an MS with at least 6 years of experience
Experience with the following is a plus: reproductive biology, fluorescence microscopy, quantitative protein biochemistry, lipid biochemistry, flow cytometry, primary cell culture, microfluidic culture platforms, developmental biology

Capabilities and behaviors:
Strong attention to detail and respect for quality assurance.
Reflects Genus R&D’s aim of having the strongest talent in the industry
Lives and displays the Genus ABS Values and behaviors at all times in day to day work.
Maintains professional verbal and written communications with co-workers, internal and external customers, and vendors at all times.
Flexible with job responsibilities and consistently strives to be an effective team member.
Strives to advance skills and displays a willingness to accept future development.
Actively participates in Company training opportunities to further develop applicable skill.
Gains a thorough understanding of the Company’s business and the department’s role within the company.

Ideally, candidates have experience working in a global role for a company in the agriculture sector.

Who Are We?

ABS Global is a market leader in dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated, multi-species research and development (R&D) function and an international distribution network. We breed and distribute the genes of the world’s best bulls, scientifically selecting livestock whose offspring is designed to increase the profitability of our customers, who are some of the world’s biggest farmers and food producers

Our vision is clear: Pioneering animal genetic improvement to help nourish the world.

What Can We Offer You?

At Genus, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, together with the opportunities that come with working for a global organization. We offer an environment where personal growth in encouraged.

If you are interested in playing a key role for one of the most innovative and highly regarded companies in our industry, this is the business for you.

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